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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.

Conference Sub Themes

The African Medical Student and the SDGs: Where do we come in?

The African Medical Student has a strategic role to play in driving sustainable development in the continent with regards to health and even beyond. Every participant in this conference will be…

Medical Education in Africa: Curriculum, Research Inclusion and

Achieving sustainable development may continue to be a mirage if we pay little or no attention to the grooming of future healthcare professionals. At the conference, we want to stimulate enduring…

Maternal and Child Health in Africa: The wages of disconnect.

Giving birth remains risky in Africa with maternal mortality ratio still as high as 546 per 100,000 live births compared to the global target of less than 70 per 100,000 by 2030. In fact, an African woman is 23 times more at risk…

The Burden of NCDs: Taking a Quantum Leap

Africa is projected to experience the largest increase in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) related mortality globally and it is estimated that about 46% of all mortality in Africa will be attributed to NCDs by…

Infectious Diseases in Africa: Are we Really Winning?

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 in reaching global and regional targets…

Sustainable Vaccination Schemes in Africa: Identifying and Overcoming
the Barriers.

The global community has made remarkable success in eradicating many diseases through vaccination. However, Africa still grapples with significant barriers ranging from funding to sociocultural obstacles…

Outbreak and Disaster Management in Africa: Getting it right.

Africa bears a heavy burden of outbreaks and disasters claiming lots of lives and rendering several others helpless and hopeless. We still deal with outbreaks of cholera, viral hemorrhagic fevers and several conflicts…

Mental Health: Breaking the Silence

Silently, mental illnesses are becoming an epidemic in Africa particularly at a time when not much is being said and even far little done about mental health in the region. Only a meagre percentage of the paltry health…

Health Policy and Financing: Saving the future of Africa

The need to develop strategic policies to reform the healthcare sectors in our countries cannot be overemphasized. We also realize the need to develop strong health financing platforms if we must achieve Universal Health Coverage…

Welcome to Ibadan

The University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association (UIMSA) will host the FAMSA GA 2018. UIMSA is the largest medical students’ association in sub-Saharan Africa with over 1,200 members and it is a founding member of the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations. The association has hosted several other symposiums and lectures relating to healthcare in Nigeria and Africa, which strategically places it in the perfect position to organize a high-impact conference for our delegates.

The venue of the conference is proposed to be the International Conference Centre (ICC). It is a top venue for conferences and has played host to many high level meetings in the city of Ibadan.

The Organizing Committee consists majorly of members of the University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Association and International Campus Ambassadors (ICAs) from various countries all over the world with support from our Board of Advisors, composed of prominent faculty of the University of Ibadan alongside an international representative, and the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.


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

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