The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly (FAMSAGA) will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in grand style by hosting its first ever health conference at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from the November 18 -24, 2018.
The General Assembly serves as the annual meeting of African Medical students under the umbrella of the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations, an association with the vision of improving the health of the African people.
A Press Release by the Federation announced that the week-long conference themed: Repositioning Healthcare in Africa for Sustainable Development will bring together young vibrant minds as well as professionals and relevant stakeholders in both the public and private sectors from across Africa and beyond to discuss ideas and initiate steps towards the Sustainable Development goal.
“This strategic event will involve key-stakeholders in the healthcare industry in Africa and the world, to interact with healthcare students and youths to reflect, debate, discuss and proffer novel recommendations towards a healthier future.
“The conference will feature keynote address by Dr. Matshidiso Moeti WHO Regional Director, plenary sessions, workshops, trainings, hackathon sessions, and scientific presentations on carefully selected subthemes all related and contributory to the release further said.”
In tackling the overall theme, some of the sub-themes to be discussed are Mental illness; Breaking the silence, Infectious diseases in Africa; Are we really winning, Maternal and child health in Africa; The wages of disconnect, Medical education in Africa; Curriculum, research inclusion and mentorship, Health policy and financing; Saving the future of Africa, The African Medical Student and the SDGs: Where do we come in?
Over 1,000 delegates including Medical students, Healthcare professionals (HCPs), Policymakers, Researchers, Academicians, Industry experts from across the globe are expected to attend conference.