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President's end of year message

Dear AFREhealth Colleague,

It gives me great pleasure to   reach out to you as we near the end of the year 2021 and prepare to enter a new year. At this time of the year, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. We appreciate your support and participation in AFREhealth activities throughout the year.  

Exit of a great teacher, mentor, researcher and an academic giant

David Olufemi OLALEYE, DVM, Ph.D, FAAS was a Professor of Virology at the University of Ibadan  and Consultant Virologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. He was born on July 21, 1954 in Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria to the family of Mr James and Mrs Esther Olaleye, He joined the service of the University of Ibadan immediately after his NYSC in 1982 as Resident Veterinary Officer (Pathology) and later was appointed Lecturer I in the Department of Virology, College of Medicine of same University in 1986 where he rose through the ranks of Senior Lecturer (1989) to Professor of Virology in 1995. Until his death on July 27 2021, Professor Olaleye was Director, WHO National Influenza Centre, University College Hospital, Director, HIV Laboratory, Department of Virology, UCH; Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA and a Member of the Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force.


The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) announces for the information of all its Members that the 1st Annual General Meeting (AGM), has been scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday 5th August, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM GMT, 9:00 AM WAST;10:00 AM SAST; CAT; 11:00 AM EAT

Members are encouraged to Register here:

The AGM will provide updates on AFREhealth activities, discuss membership and share future plans for the organization.
Thank you

Celebrating Prof Peter Donkor

Professor Peter Donkor, a full Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana has been inducted into office as the 31st President of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) during its just ended Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference held in Cotonou, Benin Republic from 14 -16 June, 2021. He will serve a 2-year term till 2023.

Professor Donkor has previously served as the first President of AFREhealth and is currently a member of the AFREhealth Governing Council. He comes into this new role with several years of leadership experience.

The AFREhealth Governing Council and the entire AFREhealth Community warmly congratulate Professor Peter Donkor and wish him a successful tenure. 

Open Call to Host the Annual Symposium for the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth)

This call is for institutions that are interested in hosting the AFREhealth Annual Symposium.

Roles of the Host

  1. Take overall responsibility for all arrangements towards the symposium including procurement of services, conference venue, logistics and supplies, and scientific program
  2. Constitute a team who will form the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) to assist with preparations for the symposium. The LOC must commit time on a monthly basis to plan and organize logistics of the conference
  3. Mobilize resources for the successful organization of the symposium.

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The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is an interprofessional health grouping that seeks to work all stakeholders interested in health profession education , research and service delivery to improve the quality of health care in Africa through research, education and capacity building. It is a conglomerate of individuals, institutions, associations and networks from all the geographic and linguistic regions of Africa namely Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone and Arabophone. Read More...

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