We have been saddened to hear of the death of Yvonne van Leeuwen who was a committed member of EURACT and an important contributor to the development of Family Medicine teaching in Europe. Yvonne was The Netherlands' representative on the EURACT Council from 2008 until 2013 and also one of Vasco da Gama Movement’s senior advisor.
"The new generations of family doctors will hopefully enjoy their work as a GP as much as I have done. I hope that future Vasco da Gama GPs and trainees will promote general practice as the jewel of health care in front of political and social audiences."
Yvonne van Leeuwen, GP, PhD – the Netherlands