The ACHEST Director of Health Workforce Education and Development, Dr. Elsie Kiguli-Malwadde, has been appointed Vice President of The African Forum for Research and Education In Health ( AFREHealth).
AFREhealth is an independent body that emerged from the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and Nursing Education Partnership Initiative (NEPI) with an aim of nurturing an interdisciplinary health professions organisation that is impactful in addressing Africa’s health challenges.
A new AFREhealth Executive Committee was announced at the Governing Council meeting held via an online zoom meeting on August 4, 2020.
ACHEST’s Dr. Kiguli-Malwadde will deputise the Associate Professor Abigil Kazembe from Malawi, who has been appointed President.
Other members of the Executive Committee are the Secretary, Ms Judy Khanyola (Rwanda); Treasurer, Prof. Milliard Derbew (Ethiopia); Immediate Past President, Prof. Marietjie de Villers (South Africa); and additional members Prof Fatima Suleman (South Africa) and Prof. Nelson Sewankambo (Uganda).
In a statement, Prof. Marietjie de Villiers said the newly constituted Executive Committee takes office with immediate effect.
“Our profound gratitude goes to the out-going office bearers for their dedicated and selfless service to AFREhealth during the past two (2) years. We thank and congratulate the new office bearers for stepping forward to serve AFREhealth in this new role. The AFREhealth community will accord the new Executive Committee our maximum support for taking AFREhealth into an exciting future. Long live AFREhealth!” the statement reads.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Kiguli-Malwadde said, “ I am greatly honoured and humbled that the Governing Council has considered me fit for this appointment. I enjoy working with the AFREhealth community, it is based on the African spirit of working together to make life better in Africa.”
For more information about AFREhealth, visit:https://www.afrehealth.org/