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FAMSAGA hosts conference to reposition healthcare for sustainable development



The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations General Assembly (FAMSAGA) would be celebrating its 50th anniversary in grand style by hosting the first ever health conference at the University of Ibadan from tomorrow to November 24.

The General Assembly serves as the annual meeting of African medical students under the umbrella of FAMSA, with the aim of improving the health of the African people.

In line with its vision, the weeklong conference is themed, ‘Repositioning Healthcare In Africa For Sustainable Development.’

Of the 17 interwoven global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), SDG 3 is specific to health.

The FAMSA General Assembly is a proposed solution that would bring together, young and vibrant minds, as well as professionals and relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors across Africa and beyond to discuss ideas and initiate steps toward the goal.

Some of the speakers expected at the event include the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus; WHO Africa Regional Director, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti; Country Director of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Paulin Basinga; former minister of State for Health and Chief Executive of Big Win Philanthropy, Dr. Mohammed Ali Pate.

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