The covid-19 pandemic was a great checkpoint of the African health care system with limited infrastructure, limited technology and inadequate skilled personnel as key glitches to delivering equitable and accessible health care to Africans in remote communities. In addition to global burdens such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Non communicable diseases, Africa was hit differently by Covid19 pandemic especially at a time where technology become a basic necessity. This retarded healthcare delivery, medical education, business collaborations and escalated mental health challenges. The 34th FAMSA general assembly themed ‘Embracing Technology in light of Pandemics and Persistent Health challenges in rural Africa’ is timely and offers a platform to review progress made, avenues and opportunities to advance digital health, e-learning, healthcare innovations to suit versatile demands of the healthcare system and reinforce the needs of the next generation healthcare professionals.
The Federation of African Medical Students’ Association (FAMSA) is the official umbrella body for all African medical schools who convene annual general assemblies within different African partnering countries. This is by far the largest congregation of the African Health workforce that brings together Health professionals and trainees across the continent and beyond. The assembly will be hosted by Mbarara university of Science and Technology under with Mbarara University Medical students association at her new campus-Kihumuro and Igongo country hotel from 25th February 2021 to 27th February 2021
The scientific team has put up a rich list of speakers who are not only experts but also global health leaders from diverse regions. When asked about expectations, Mr. Elicana Nduhuura, who directs Content has this to say. “There is so much to learn throughout the conference. At the opening ceremony, Dr Tegegn Woldemariam, the Country Director for Uganda at World Health Organization will share a powerful message regarding the status quo of African Health in context of technology. We envision this will pique delegates to think and explore solutions in advancing digital health in the next decade,” says Elicana, Content Director.
The assembly will provide an opportunity for medical students, health professionals, policy makers, researchers and academicians from across the globe to benefit from experienced speakers who have trailed to boost the African health system in the previous decades. The assembly is also an avenue for delegates to network and establish long lasting partnerships that will boost education, development and transform health care Industry in Africa and beyond.
Throughout the assembly, different sessions, workshops exhibitions, hackathons for innovators shall be utilized by all participants virtually and physically on site to facilitate students and other delegates with 21st century skills that transform think tanks for a new Africa. There are limited slots reserved for physical attendance under the guidelines of Covid19 SOPs and all our sessions will be made available to virtual delegates via live stream on Zoom.
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