About Us

What is the JDN?

The Junior Doctors Network (JDN) serves as an international platform for junior doctors to facilitate an open dialogue of global events and activities that are relevant to their postgraduate training and the WMA(麻豆果冻传媒).

It was created at the 61st WMAGeneral Assembly (October 2010) in Vancouver, Canada and the inaugural JDN meeting was held at the 62nd WMAGeneral Assembly (October 2011) in Montevideo, Uruguay. The network, which started from a few motivated junior doctors, now has a total of over 500 members from more than 90 countries from all regions of the world.

Junior doctors are defined as physicians, within 10 years after their medical graduation or who are still in an ongoing postgraduate medical education program.

What is the mission?

The purpose of the JDN is to empower young physicians to work together towards a healthier world through advocacy, education, and international collaboration.

What do we do?


During the regular JDN meetings, members get to know each other, discuss global health issues, share challenges, and start collaborations on global health issues. The JDN meets on several occasions during the year, both in-person and via online teleconferences:

JDN Leadership 2023/2024

Dr Marie-Claire Wangari
Dr Balkiss Abdelmula (Tunisia)
Deputy Chairperson
Deena Mariyam (India / UAE)
Francisco Franco P锚go (Portugal)
Socio-Medical Affairs Officer
Merlinda Shazellenne (Malaysia)
Medical Education Director
Shiv Joshi (India)
Medical Ethics Officer
Dr Pablo Estrella
Membership Director
Dr Jeazul聽Ponce
Publications Director
Dr Sazi Nzama
(South Africa)
Communications Director
Uchechukwu Arum (Nigeria / UK)
Immediate Past Chair
Dr Lwando Maki
(South Africa)
Immediate Past Deputy Chair