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The Largest Gathering of Medical Students and Professionals in Africa
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Repositioning Healthcare in
Africa for Sustainable Development
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Join us in making history.
18 - 24 November, 2018
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Africa FAMSA

Repositioning Healthcare in Africa for Sustainable Development.

The FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference 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 to position Africa on the path to sustainable development in health and by extension in every other sphere of human development. The conference will feature keynote addresses, plenary sessions, workshops, trainings, hackathon sessions, and scientific presentations on carefully selected subthemes all related and contributory to our goal of repositioning healthcare in Africa for Sustainable Development.

World Health Organization Director General's Address to FAMSA GA 2018

Delivered by High Profile Speakers

FAMSA GA 2018 will be delivered by high profile speakers and industry leaders from within Africa and beyond

Dr Moeti Matshidiso
WHO Regional Director for Africa

Opening Keynote; The African Medical Student and the SDGs

The African Medical Student has a strategic role to play in driving sustainable development in the continent with regards to health and even beyond. 

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Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus
Director-General of the World Health Organization

Opening Keynote

Dr Ghebreyesus will open the conference together with Dr Matshidiso, paving the way for discussion of ideas and steps to position Africa on the path to sustainable development.

Dr Muhammad Ali Pate
CEO Big Win Philanthropy

Topic: Infectious Diseases in Africa

A lot has been done in overcoming the scourge of infectious diseases in Africa and there have been records of successes. We, however, still have huge unmet gaps…

Dr Paulin Basinga
Country Director: BMGF

Special Session with Country Director BMGF

Dr Basinga serves as the foundation’s country director for Nigeria. Prior to his appointment, he worked on the HIV Efficiency and Effectiveness Initiative.

Ibraheem Badejo
Senior Director – New Ventures (Med Devices), Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Boston.

Ibraheem (Ib) leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector of Johnson & Johnson. From 2010 to 2013, Ib was a Research Fellow at Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson…

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Dr Chizoba Wonodi
Country Director at John Hopkins IVAC

Topic: Sustainable Vaccination Schemes in Africa

The global community has made remarkable success in eradicating many diseases through vaccination. However, Africa still grapples with significant barriers…

The International Conference Center, Ibadan

Official Venue for FAMSA GA 2018​

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Located strategically via the Sango-Ojoo expressway, the International Conference Centre (ICC), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. It is a top venue for conferences and has played host to many high level meetings in the city of Ibadan. The hall can accommodate up to 5,000 guests and 700 cars.

The International Conference Center, Ibadan

Official Venue for FAMSA GA 2018

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Located strategically via the Sango-Ojoo expressway, the International Conference Centre (ICC), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. It is a top venue for conferences and has played host to many high level meetings in the city of Ibadan. The hall can accommodate up to 5,000 guests and 700 cars.

Conference Schedule

Arrival to Conference City: Sunday, November 18 2018
Opening Ceremony: Monday, November 19 2018

FAMSA GA 2018 Dinner: Friday, November 23 2018

Departure: Saturday, November 24 2018

Ibadan

Ibadan, 
running splash of rust 
and gold – flung and scattered
among seven hills like broken
china in the sun.

John Pepper Clark

Ibadan (the city of brown roofs) is the capital of Oyo state and located in the South-Western region of Nigeria. It is one of the oldest of the Yoruba kingdoms founded in 1829 by Lagelu – a Yoruba Warlord and Generalissimo. It is Nigeria’s largest city by geographical area and second in Africa after Cairo and its vast proportion of land is equivalent to a population size of about 3million people.

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