2021 Fons Sips Award: Marina Jotić Ivanović

Marina Jotić Ivanović is a 35 year-old family specialist who has been awarded the Fons Sips
Outstanding Achievement Award in 2021. The Vasco da Gama Movement is honoured to present
Marina as our WONCA World Rising Star Award nominee.
Involvement in activities that are linked to primary care on the local ground:
Strengthening local services- lobbying for a mobile mammography service.
Coordinating work during the pandemic- she was appointed as the Coordinator of COVD-19
activities in her health care centre which brought great responsibility of organising work of the
health system in the wake of a sudden health care crisis.
She was a technical secretary and a member of the scientific board at the Symposium for medical
doctors with international participation named "Future of Family Medicine" organized by the
Primary Health Care Center in Doboj.

She is an active VdGM council member who is engaged in ongoing activities, suggests new actions and
voices opinions during debates. She's also part of the Lifestyle and family violence SIGs

Besides her achievements, Marina is known for her openness and kind nature.
"She is very knowledgeable, talented and she is always open to share her knowledge with others.
She is open to discussion and open-minded when she receives new information. She has the skills to
manage a group and organize things. She is active both at local, national, European, and also
global levels. She is able to transfer her skills to her colleagues around the world in different
projects. Hence, she is very good at empowering."
"Marina is a very engaged family doctor, and focuses on the community she serves, whether in
Doboj or in VdGM. She empowers those around her, and lifts up the voices of her colleagues."