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Congratulations to Prof. Abebe - Master Surgeon Educator

Dear AFREhealth Colleagues,

Please join us in congratulating Prof Abebe Bekele who was inducted into membership in the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators® at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) on September 30, 2022. Prof Abebe is a member of the AFREhealth Governing Council . Read full article here 


Fellow Africans, 

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Continent and in the Diaspora,

On this day of celebration of Africa Day, I am very pleased to express my wishes of health and prosperity to each and every one of you, whether you are from the Islands or the Diaspora.

The date of May 25 has a double evocative power. On the memorial level, it takes us back to the youthful freshness of the first moments of the OAU. At the geopolitical and institutional level, it constantly questions our individual and collective capacity to build the Africa then dreamed of by our founding fathers.

5th Annual Symposium; 2– 4 August 2022

Theme: COVID-19 Pandemic and Post-pandemic issues for Health Professions Education, Research and Service delivery

1. Innovation in health professions education – lessons from COVID-19 pandemic state for post-pandemic period
2. Collaboration in research – African initiatives for strengthening research and collaboration across the continent and beyond
3. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on service delivery and the requirements for quality of care post- pandemic.
4. Leadership in Africa on decolonization, climate change, research and development

Abstract submission opens
January 17, 2022

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.  

Amendment of Organisation Name

Dear AFREhealth Colleague,

Kindly, we bring to the notice of the AFREhealth Community that following the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on 30 November, 2021, the name of the Organization will be amended to include the suffix “Limited By Guarantee”.

This is in accordance with the requirement of the new Companies ACT 2019 (ACT 992) that all Private Companies Limited By Guarantee must either have LBG or Limited By Guarantee as the new suffix.

AFREhealth has thus amended its name to African Forum for Research and Education in Health Limited By Guarantee.

This change will reflect on all official documents.

Thank you

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.

About us

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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