AFREhealth Condemns Racism Statement

As a pan-African interdisciplinary health professionals’ organization, AFREhealth values diversity, and the principles of human rights. AFREhealth is committed to openness and diversity that is built on dignity and mutual respect for all members, participants, staff, and communities that we serve. We are committed to a world free of discrimination based on personal attributes including race, ethnicity, citizenship, age, religion, wealth, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender identity or expression.

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Off-label hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine use for COVID-19 poses threat to Africa

Despite a lack of trials demonstrating the efficacy of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, promotion and use of the two treatments has led to shortages, self-treatment and fatal overdoses, according to a perspective published in The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The perspective suggests that African countries “strongly consider” putting prescription monitoring programs in place to ensure that off-label use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine is appropriate and beneficial for the treatment of COVID-19.

Safety issues regarding the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine — as well as other “substandard and falsified medical products” — and related matters, including shortages and inflated pricing, put all countries at risk, but the potential issues may pose an especially large threat to Africa because of limitations specific to the continent’s health care system, according to the perspective.

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Afrehealth COVID-19 Webinar Recording

Title: “COVID-19 Outbreak in Africa: What You Need to Know and How to Stay Safe"

Wednesday, 8 April 2020
9:00-10:00 am US Eastern Time,
1:00-2:00 pm Accra; 2:00-3:00pm Kinshasa/Brazzaville.
3:00-4:00 pm Johannesburg/Harare/Lubumbashi; 4:00-5:00 pm Kampala/Nairobi

Facilitators/Moderators:
Jean B. Nachega, MD, PhD, MPH (Professor, AFREhealth/Stellenbosch Univ)
Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH (Professor, CUGH/Vanderbilt Univ)

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The Maiden Edition of the AFREhealth Quarterly Newsletter online

The maiden edition of the AFFREhealth Quarterly Newsletter is available online for download.
AFREhealth Newsletter April 2020

Afrehealth COVID-19 Webinar Recording

Title: “COVID-19 Outbreak in Africa: What You Need to Know and How to Keep Safe"

Thursday, March 19th 2020

9:00-10:00 am US Eastern Time,
1:00-2:00 pm Dakar/Accra; 3:00-4:00 pm Johannesburg; 4:00-5:00 pm Kampala/Nairobi

Facilitators/Moderators:
Jean B. Nachega, MD, PhD, MPH (Professor, AFREhealth/Stellenbosch Univ)
Quentin Eichbaum, MD, PhD, MPH (Professor, CUGH/Vanderbilt Univ)

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Cancellation of the CUGH 2020 Conference & Satellite Sessions

Dear Colleague,
It is with deep regret that we must inform you that we are cancelling our annual conference and all related activities around CUGH 2020, April 17 to the 20th in Washington, DC. Holding a big gathering like our annual meeting, given the rapidly expanding Covid19 pandemic, could risk the health and welfare of you, the other registrants and the public. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused you, but we will always put public safety as our top priority. We wanted to inform you as soon as possible to give you time to cancel your travel arrangements and consider the options we would like to present to you regarding your sponsorship of the conference and registration.

Fogarty Newsletter - Jan/Feb 2020 Edition

You can download this edition here.