Report on Afya Bora Meeting

Nairobi Kenya, 31st May & 1st June 2019.

The Afya Bora Consortium invited AFREhealth to speak at the Mid-Fellowship Meeting for the Afya Bora Consortium Fellowship in Global Health Leadership which is supported by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and PEPFAR. The meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya at the Fairview Hotel on May 31st and June 1st, 2019 and Prof. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, AFREhealth Secretary represented AFREhealth. It was a delight to represent AFREhealth at this meeting and tell them about the AFREhealth activities and vision for Africa. 

International Nurses Day

On May 12 every year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) focuses on the need for nurses to become more active and vocal in policy development and implementation. This year, AFREhealth is privileged to celebrate International Nurses day with the Nurses on our Governing Council,  in our institutions, our membership, and across the whole of Africa.

Nurses are Africa’s frontline health care workers who work tirelessly every day in all sorts of challenging circumstances to make a difference to the health of the people of Africa. Nurses are essential in transforming health care and health systems so that nobody is left behind, without access to care or impoverished because of their need for health care.

Happy Nurses Day!

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International for Nurses in Uganda

International Day for Nurses in Malawi

AFREhealth Celebrating AFRICA Day

On 25 May 2019, AFREhealth celebrates Africa Day together with the rest of the continent. AFREhealth is actively working to change Afro-pessimism into a desire to solve pressing African issues through purposeful partnerships, inclusive networks and a Africa-focused community, taking us into a feisty Africa future.

AFREhealth is ideally situated to facilitate innovative health professions education, research agendas and social responsibility to address opportunities and challenges that are shaping Africa’s integration into the global economy.

Let us celebrate Africa’s richness of cultures, peoples, resources and futures together on this Africa Day.

Prof Marietjie de Villiers
AFREhealth President

Strengthening InterProfessional Education for HIV (STRIPE HIV) - AFREhealth-UCSF Partnership

Eleven (11) physician and nursing experts in health professions education and HIV care convened in Johannesburg May 16th and 17th, 2019 to kickoff planning the STRIPE-HIV Fundamentals Course, a two-day training course on inter-professional, high-quality HIV care intended for graduating MEPI and NEPI students prior to entering clinical care.

This expert panel was chaired by Prof. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde and included faculty from six academic institutions and several global health organizations, with AFREhealth representation from President, Marietjie  de Villiers and Vice-President Abigail Kazembe.

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