Asia Pacific Family Medicine is an open access journal aiming to provide a forum for the dissemination of high quality regional research and to enhance the standards of family medicine by focusing on best practice.


  • Zorayda Leopando, University of the Philippines Manila
  • Yousuke Takemura, Mie University School of Medicine
  • Meredith Temple-Smith, University of Melbourne

Asia Pacific Family Medicine is the official journal of the WONCA Asia Pacific


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The Fourth Lyn Clearihan Award for the Best Paper was presented at the WONCA Asia Pacific Regional Conference, Kuching 2014 Wonca Asia Pacific Conference to Ikuko Aoyama, Shinichi Koyama and Haruo Hibino. The award winning paper was
Self-medication behaviors among Japanese consumers: sex, age, and SES differences and caregivers’ attitudes toward their children’s health management
Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2012, 11:7.

Society information

WONCA Asia Pacific represents WONCA in the Asia-Pacific region (WONCA, the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians, is also known as the World Organization of Family Doctors). The society started as WONCA Asia Region in 1972, which was later subdivided into Asia Pacific and South Asia Middle East in 1992.

Asia Pacific Family Medicine is grateful for the support it has received from:
Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Philippine Academy of Family Physicians
Chinese Taipei Association of Family Medicine
General Practitioners/Family Physicians Association, Thailand
Hong Kong College of Family Physicians
Korean Academy of Family Medicine
The Association of Family Medicine of Macao SAR
Professor Hideyasu Aoyama (Okayama University)

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ISSN: 1447-056X