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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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Africa FAMSA

Repositioning Healthcare in Africa for Sustainable Development.

The FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference 2018 brought 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 featured keynote addresses, plenary sessions, workshops, trainings, hackathon sessions, and scientific presentations on carefully selected subthemes all related and contributory to the 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 was delivered by high profile speakers and industry leaders from within Africa and beyond

Dr Moeti Matshidiso
WHO Regional Director for Africa

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

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.

Ibraheem Badejo
Senior Director – Johnson & Johnson, Boston MA 

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

Dr Paulin Basinga
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.

Conference Recap

The 32nd General Assembly of the Federation of African Medical Students Associations (FAMSA) took place in the city of Ibadan and was hosted by the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association in the University Of Ibadan, Nigeria. It took place from the 18th – 24th of November at the International Conference Center, Ibadan, Nigeria. 

Several high profile speakers were in attendance and participated in the plenaries. The workshops were conducted by organisations which included The Wellbeing Initiative, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa and Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative

The conference attracted over 600 people were in attendance comprising of 451medical students and the medical schools represented included


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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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