Professor Michael Boland, RIP

TO: Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)

Dear Colleagues,

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Professor Michael Boland, former president of WONCA.

Prof. Boland joined the World Council of WONCA in 1986, representing Ireland and was dedicated to primary health care/general practice as not only being a WONCA President in 2001, but also a leader in general practice.

Prof. Boland was highly regarded by his colleagues, both clinical and academic, most respected in dealing with some of the world's great health challenges, especially smoking and HIV/AIDS.

Although he is no longer with us, his influences on the advancement of general practice and patient care are recognised and appreciated on a world-wide basis.

Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences at this most difficult time of loss.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Prof. Boland’s relatives in this time of grief.


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ungan
WONCA Europe President

Prof. Dr. Eva Hummers
WONCA Europe Honorary Secretary

Letter to ICGP