AFREhealth Inducts New Leaders

After completing a 2-year term, the first Executive Committee of AFREhealth led by Prof Peter Donkor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, who  got the organization on a firm footing, handed over to the new leadership who were inducted into office during the closing ceremony on 8th August, 2018. They will serve a two-year term ending August, 2020. AFREhealth’s new President is Prof Marietjie De Villiers, Stellenbosch University. She previously served as Vice President from 2016-2018. Other members include Prof Abigail Kazembe, Vice President (University of Malawi), Prof Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, Secretary, (African Centre for Health and Social Transformation, ACHEST) , Prof Vuyu Kanda Golakai, Treasurer  (University of Liberia)  and two other  members – Prof Nelson Sewankambo (Makerere University) and Prof Abdon Mukalay (University of Lubumbashi). The first Executive committee successfully organized two (2) annual symposia, developed governance structures, established a secretariat and a website, publicized AFREhealth on global platforms, and published  a special  supplement of the Annals of Global Health, dedicated to research by Africa. 

 

Newly installed President of AFREhealth, Prof Marietjie De Villiers

 

 

 

 

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
  • PEPFA
  • 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.

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