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Celebrating Prof Peter Donkor

Professor Peter Donkor, a full Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana has been inducted into office as the 31st President of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) during its just ended Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference held in Cotonou, Benin Republic from 14 -16 June, 2021. He will serve a 2-year term till 2023.

Professor Donkor has previously served as the first President of AFREhealth and is currently a member of the AFREhealth Governing Council. He comes into this new role with several years of leadership experience.

The AFREhealth Governing Council and the entire AFREhealth Community warmly congratulate Professor Peter Donkor and wish him a successful tenure. 

Open Call to Host the Annual Symposium for the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)

This call is for institutions that are interested in hosting the AFREhealth Annual Symposium.

Roles of the Host

  1. Take overall responsibility for all arrangements towards the symposium including procurement of services, conference venue, logistics and supplies, and scientific program
  2. Constitute a team who will form the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to assist with preparations for the symposium. The LOC must commit time on a monthly basis to plan and organize logistics of the conference
  3. Mobilize resources for the successful organization of the symposium.

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Announcing the James Hakim award

The late scientist Dr James Hakim will be memorialized through an annual award to be established in his name, supported by @AFREHealth, @CUGHnews & Fogarty. Each year the James G Hakim award will provide an African health trainee or early-career health professional with funding to cover registration & travel to the annual CUGH meeting, where they will be recognized for their achievements. The inaugural award will be given in 2022.


Call for Applications

HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute

Center for Dissemination and Implementation of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis

The HIV, Infectious Disease and Global Health Implementation Research Institute (HIGH-IRI) will provide mentored training for Dissemination & Implementation research focused on HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health.


  • Post-doctoral students and early career researchers addressing Infectious Diseases, HIV, or Global Health.

Post-doctoral researcher in epidemiologic/public health research related to vaccines and vaccination

Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences create a unique environment for multidisciplinary high-impact research and education in technology, health and society. Read more about us:

Tampere ImmunoExcellence (TIE) is a multidisciplinary platform for vaccine-related epidemiologic, public health and immunobiology research at Tampere University. TIE creates a dynamic, interdisciplinary research environment for strong preclinical, clinical and post-licensure vaccination-related research, including breakthroughs in understanding the immune system and evaluating the population impact and safety of immunization programs. 

The post-doctoral position will focus on epidemiologic and public health research related to vaccines and vaccination. It is affiliated with the Health Sciences Unit (HES) in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

End of Year Message from AFREhealth President - Dec 2020

Dear AFREhealth Colleague,
It gives me great pleasure to be able to reach out to you as we draw near the end of the Year 2020 and prepare to enter 2021. At this time of the year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. We appreciate your support and participation throughout the year and look forward to serving and working with you in the future with more exciting activities, news and programs.

Despite the challenges of a worldwide coronavirus, AFREhealth is on the move, and is advancing excellence by providing greater engagement and relevant opportunities for African health professionals in education, research, and service. AFREhealth desires to share best practices on improving health care systems, strengthening the health workforce, and introducing quality improvement and evidence-based practices across the African continent.

About us

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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