AFREhealth Honours First Life Member

Dr Eric Goosby, a Professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the UN special envoy on Tuberculosis, was the proud recipient of AFREhealth’s very first Citation of Honor on August 6, 2018 at its 2nd Annual Symposium held in Durban, South Africa. The citation was in appreciation of the central role Dr Goosby played in the MEPI and NEPI initiatives, out of which AFREhealth emerged. In addition to the citation,  the Governing Council of AFREhealth also made Dr Goosby its first Life Member. He is greatly appreciated for his courageous faith in investing in health professions education in Africa.

Prof Peter Donkor, President of AFREhealth, presenting the citation to Dr Eric Goosby. Looking on are Prof Abigail Kazembe (University of Malawi) and Dr Roger Glass (FIC, NIH)

Executive Committee members and some invited speakers with Dr Eric Goosby
(From left to right)
Keith Martin (CGH), Francis Omaswa (ACHEST), Nelson Sewankambo (Executive Committee member,  AFREhealth), Marietjie De Villiers (Vice president, AFREhealth), Eric Goosby, Peter Donkor (President), Miliard Derbew (Executive Committee  member), Roger Glass (NIH/FIC)
Abigail Kazembe (Vice President), James Hakim (Executive committee member) Salim Abdool Karim (University of KwaZulu-Natal),

Members of AFREhealth Governing Council with Dr Eric Goosby





Stakeholders from medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health,
pharmacy, laboratory science, nutrition, etc.
must overcome traditional barriers and work together
to address Africa’s health challenges.






Membership is open to African and external stakeholders committed
to an Africa with strong, self-sustaining and robust health systems.







Our Partners

  • AU
  • HRSA
  • UN
  • Consortium
  • ecowas
  • WHO
  • NIH
  • HW21
  • Thenet
  • The network

About us

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interdisciplinary health professional grouping that seeks to work with Ministries of Health, training institutions and other stakeholders to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building.

Contact Us

Tel: +233508351306 / +233555324168
Email: |