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Academy of Family Physicians of India is an academic association of residency trained family physicians - registered under societies Act 1860) 
WHO: Rising Importance of Family Medicine
              Dr Margaret Chan(Director General WHO)

Out of the ashes built up by highly specialized, dehumanized, and commercialized medical care, family medicine rises like a phoenix, and takes flight, spreading its comprehensive spectrum of light, with the promise of a rainbow.  Read Full Lecture

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        Interview: Dr Raman Kumar, President AFPI 

DNB (Diplomate National Board)/ MD

Family Medicine Help Desk

(Maintained by Dr Bipin Kumar - AFPI National Resident Coordinator)



What are four principles of Family Medicine?

What are the eleven characteristic of the discipline of Family Medicine?


Which Family Medicine qualifications are available in India?


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Family Medicine Career Development Guide   




                National Consultation on Family Medicine

                         (Report and Recommendations)  



Convened by:  National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC),National Rural Health Mission (NRHM),  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) Government of India. Conducted during first National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care Organized by Academy of Family Physicians of India - Download Full Report 

FMPC 2013  

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Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

Official Publication of The Academy of Family Physicians of India



      The Spice Route Movement                                                                          

An AFPI Initiative for participation in South Asia Regional forum of residents and recently qualified primary care physicians. (In Association with  FFPAI).  Read More


                        News Update


12 Dec 2014 New Delhi

Dr Raman Kumar President of AFPI has been elected to the WONCA World Executive for a period of three years as junior doctor representative . Dr Kumar is also Chair of the Spice Route, the junior doctor group in South Asia for family medicine. He will be participating in the first Executive meeting in London from 16th to 21st January 2014. Read More


July 3 2013 Srinagar

Report of National Consultation on Family Medicine Program was released during National Summit on Best Practices and Innovations in Public Health. This consultation was convened during 1st National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care at India International Centre New Delhi on 20-21 April 2013. Download Report.  


May 15 2013 New Delhi

Union Health Secretary Government of India Shri Keshav Desiraju  has issued a letter to all state health secretaries regarding initiating family medicine program at the state medical colleges. Download Letter


April 21 203 New Delhi

1st National Conference on Family Medicine and Primary Care April 20 2013 was successfully organized at India International Centre New Delhi.  

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New Delhi: 10th Sept 2010: Creation of posts for DNB family medicine in NRHM  & Initiation of MD Family Medicine discussed at Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) Govt of India. Read More  


Kathmandu: 2nd Dec 2010

"The Spice Route Movement" movement for young and future FPs launched at Kathmandu - WONCA GPAN - South Asia Family Medicine Conference. Participating Countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives Afganistan. Read more 


Andhra Pradesh

Affiliation for DNB (Family Medicine) in all District Hospitals in Andhra Pradesh India Read More



30 NRHM Medical Officers from Bihar to be trained in DNB family medicine in State Programme Implementation Plan of NRHM for the year 2010-11.



Personal Physician brings back healing touch Read More


Lucknow:7th Dec2010

MD Family Medicine at KGMC (CSMMU) Lucknow on cards Read More


New Delhi: 1st Jan 2011

Major reforms in undergraduate medical curriculum Read More 







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