About Us



FFPAI is a convenient acronym comprising the first five initials of the Federation of Family Physicians' Associations of India, an organization to which Medical Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians from different parts of India are affiliated as UNITS. FFPAI, for practical purpose, is Indian Organization of Family Doctors.

Structure of FFPAI

FFPAI is made up of Medical Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians of India concerned with the academic and other aspects of general family practice. Beginning with 16 member units in 1986, there are now 40 member units in India. In all, the total membership of the member organizations of FFPAI is over 8000 general practitioners/family physicians.

FFPAI represents and acts as an advocate for its constituent member at national and international level where it interacts with world bodies concerned with healthcare and primary care, to uplift the standards of family physicians and their practice.

Mission FFPAI’s

The mission of FFPAI is to improve the quality of life of the peoples of India through defining and promoting its values, and by fostering and maintaining high standards of care in general practice/family medicine by promoting personal, comprehensive and continuing care for the individual in the context of the family and the community, encouraging and supporting the development of academic associations of general practitioners/family physicians, providing a forum of exchange of knowledge and information between member units of general practitioners/family physicians, and representing the educational, research and service provision activities of general practitioners/family physicians before other world organizations and forums concerned with health and medical care.


FFPAI's Aims and Objectives

  • To maintain the honour and dignity of Medical Profession in general and Family Physicians in particular.
  • To uphold the interest of Family Physicians and promote co-operation among the general practioners.
  • To establish an academy of Family Physicians for post graduate education in family medicine in recognized Universities in India.
  • To take up research work in family practice/general practice.
  • To make representations at Government level, to have effective voice of family physician to be heard at all levels of policy making with regard to Medical Education.
  • To organize medical/blood donations camps as a regular feature to help the masses in rural areas and help in relief works during epidemics and natural calamities.
  • To conduct educational campaigns among the people in matter of public health, hygiene and sanitation.
  • To start Institute of Family Practice at the unit/association level to update family physician with relevant advances in the medical field.

What does FFPAI do?

There are many ways in which FFPAI has impact on the world
of family medicine:

  • Scientific activities, finance, bylaws, publications and communications.
  • Working groups on the classification of problems encountered in general family practice, rural practice, quality assurance, informatics, the environment, communications and publications, research, health care in general and several aspects of family medicine.
  • These committees and groups comprise of experienced family doctors who meet periodically and in between work by correspondence. Over the years they have carried out significant work.

Who runs FFPAI?

  • A Central Council comprising the representatives of member units and the Office Bearers of FFPAI governs FFPAIand meets once in a year. An Executive Committee meets 3 times a year to conduct the affairs of the organization in accordance with the memorandum, rules and regulations.
  • Central Council Membership of FFPAI Each unit has to nominate 1, 2 or 3 eligible members of their unit as central council members depending upon their total membership.