19. November. 2018
The General Assembly and Scientific conference began in earnest with an opening ceremony which included recognition of delegates and speakers. The Provost of the College of Medicine University of Ibadan, Professor E.O Olopade-Olaopa was in attendance and gave a welcome address to the delegates. A welcome address was also given by the Patron and chair of the board of advisors to the 32nd General Assembly, Professor A.O Omigbodun. Delegates were encouraged to use the networking opportunity that the Assembly provided to form lasting relationships and collaborations to solve the problem of healthcare in Africa.
A welcome address was also delivered on behalf of the FAMSA president by Mr. Agba Joel, the immediate Vice President of FAMSA. Welcome addresses were also delivered by the Organizing chairperson of the 32nd FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference, Mr. Jesutofunmi Omiye as well as by the President of the host medical students association (University of Ibadan Medical Students Association) Mr. Muhammad- Bashir Yahya.
A keynote address was delivered on behalf of the WHO Regional Coordinator for Africa Dr. Matshidiso MOETI who was unavoidably absent, by the officer in charge, WHO Nigeria. The opening ceremony ended with the Nigerian national anthem.
Subsequently, delegates were treated to a tea break which also served as a networking session.
The first plenary session was on the topic: The African Medical Student and the SDGs: Where do We Come In? Speakers included
- Koffi Houngbedji (A Senior Public Health Specialist, SDG Center for Africa)
- Kayode Odusote (Chairman, Foundation for Sustainable Health Development),
- Janvier Kabogo (A professional intern/assistant public health specialist, Sustainable Development Goals center for Africa)
- Clement Peter (Team Lead, WHO Emergencies Program). It was moderated by Dr. Segun Fatudimu.
Delegates were treated to a lunch break before the commencement of the second plenary session on the topic: OUTBREAK AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT IN THE AFRICA: GETTING
IT RIGHT. Speakers included
- Ola Brown, (Founder, Flying Doctors Nigeria)
- Mr Adam Thompson (Co-founder/ Executive director, e-Health Systems Africa)
- Clement Peter (WHO Nigeria Officer-in-charge)
It was moderated by Dr. Imodoye Abioro.
At about 7pm, there was a cultural night celebration with about 40 different cultures displayed.