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AFREhealth Small Grant 2023 (Cohort II)
Date: March 13

Title: Competency-based education in Africa: Understanding the basic principles

Join us for AFREhealth Webinar hosted by the Competence Based Education Technical Working Group

For the training of health workers, competence entails the habitual and judicious use of communication, knowledge, technical skills, clinical reasoning, emotions, values, and
reflection in daily practice for the benefit of the individual and the community being served. This has become the bedrock of the training of health workers and is reflected in
the shift in training paradigm from traditional methods. This webinar will discuss the basic principles of Competency-based education from the global and African perspectives.

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023

Title: Climate Change and Health

The effects of climate change on health are well established. It is predicted that between 2030 and 2050, climate change will cause over 250,000 deaths yearly, due to hunger and malnutrition, malaria, and other infectious diseases. These effects on human health, environment, economies, and social structures can potentially affect the attainment of
Sustainable Development Goals in sub-Saharan African countries. This places Africa in the front seat of the climate change devastating consequences on health and development, due to loss and damage related to climate change. The issue demands robust research and intensified education based on rich and informed policies.
The webinar will explore climate change and health linkages to education and research for sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Wednesday 8 February 2023
Duration: 1 Hour

Title: Research ethics and its role in ensuring highest attainable standard of health in Africa

Join us for the AFREhealth webinar hosted by the Southern Africa Regional Chapter

Health research is an essential element of the struggle to achieve the right to the ‘highest attainable standard of health as it facilitates the development of new treatments and programmes. To protect both research participants and communities, research must be ethical. This webinar looks at research ethics' role in achieving the right to the highest attainable standard of health in Africa.

The webinar will discuss:
• The relationship between ethics, law, and human rights
• The reasons for imposing ethical obligations on researchers
• Guidance on how to navigate the ethical review system
• How health rights activists can participate as active members of research ethics committees.

Date: Thursday 8th December 2022

Topic: “Ongoing Ebola Outbreak in Uganda: What You Need to Know”

Join us for the AFREhealth Webinar Series

Topic: “Ongoing Ebola Outbreak in Uganda: What You Need to Know”
Date: Friday, 25th November 2022

Unit 1 STRIPE Facilitation For Learning Course

Date: 20th October 2022

Orientation STRIPE Facilitation For Learning Course

Organized by SUNSTRIPE and AFREhealth

Date: 13th October 2022

Speakers: Ian Couper, Julia Blitz , Kanita Brits, Jacqui Couper, Talitha Crowley , Marietjie de Villers


Introduction: Mentorship is not only gaining momentum in health professions education, but also in service delivery. To sustain systems, reforms and innovations in health professions education and health service delivery beyond the current generation, mentorship is necessary to maintain the supply pipeline of professionals with key competencies to sustain these initiatives. Despite its importance, effective mentorship remains a challenge in many institutions.
This webinar will generate discourse around mentorship and highlight ways in which effective mentorship can be achieved.

Date: Wednesday 12 October 2022  


Topic: Can Interprofessional Education make a difference to patient care?

Join us for the webinar hosted by the AFREhealth Health Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Technical Working Group


Interprofessional Education (IPE) is widely recommended as an essential component of high quality health professions education. The challenge, however, is whether IPE leads to collaborative practice, given the structure and hierarchy of the healthcare system, and, ultimately, if it makes a difference to patient care. In any context, but especially given the human resource constraints across Africa, team-based care is vital to improving patient outcomes; how do we move towards making this a reality? The webinar will explore these questions.

Date: Wednesday 24 August 2022

Title: Health Professions Education Research in the African Context

Join Us for The AFREhealth webinar by the Health Professions Education Research Technical Working Group (HPER TWG).

Introduction: Health Professions Education (HPE) Research is gaining momentum in Africa with many collaborative research initiatives in HPE taking root resulting into publications in local and international journals. Despite the increase in HPE research however, more effort is needed to conduct research that addresses Africa`s contextual problems in health professions education while at the same contributing to the wider global HPE literature. Training needs to be informed by local research relevant to the African context. This webinar will generate discourse around these issues.

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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