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FEDERATION OF AFRICAN MEDICAL STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATIONS (FAMSA)

STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (SCOHE)

WORLD DIABETES DAY.

13TH – 14TH NOVEMBER, 2015

The standing committee on health and environment is saddle with the responsibility to organize, advice on problems of health and environment, conducting investigation, responsible for the work and working in the field of health and environment which is carried out within FAMSA in the field of health and environment.

The planning, meetings of the committee members and the official members began approximately 2(two) month before the D-days with OLOYEDE Rasheed O. as SCOHE chairman 2015/16.

It all started from the official members seminar on diabetes organized by the SCOHE chairman on 12th of November, 2015 and lectured by Mr Hunsu Peter the former president of nursing and pharmacy departments in Houdegbe North American University. The seminar based on “DIABETES”.

In addition, after the seminar some official members were pre-tested so as to know how the test would be carried out by the “test unit” members on 14th of November, 2015 for the free health outreach test.

On the 13th of November,2015 was stated for general awareness and advocacy in collaboration with all the health science schools in cotonou,republic of Benin,(Houdegbe North American University{HNAUB},Faculte des Sciences de la Santé{ FSS},Ecole Professionnelle Specialise University {EPS}, Ecole Superieure Science appliques et Management {ESSAM}) alongside the committee / official members of SCOHE 2015/16 which made a mass awareness all over the city of cotonou with total number of people presence for the awareness of about 87 people meeting up the 5000 meters streets walks, announcing ,sharing of hand bills, fliers, pasting of posters and through public address system with a big costal bus leading the mini-bus during the awareness. As customized, agreed and decided by the International Federation of Diabetes (IDF). Everyone at the awareness ground wore the customized t-shirt ,printed on it are SCOHE/FAMSA, the world diabetes logo and the SCOHE 2015 diabetes slogan “the world free of diabetes is not our dream, it’s our pledge”.

Moreover, the awareness was graced in conjunction with ALAC-Benin (Association pour la Lute contre les Affections Chroniques).

Conclusively, as expected, and announced during the awareness through different means of communications; social media, bill boards, pasting of poster and giving of pamphlet indicating free health outreach on diabetes and write-up on education, prevention and symptoms of diabetes all in English and French language. All plans for the awareness beautifully came out to reality.

On the 14th began with assigning officials to their units, these units include the following below;

  • Ushering unit
  • Registration unit
  • Testing unit
  • Recording (result) unit
  • Counseling unit

These units were supervised by the Osunlakin Olufemi- FAMSA,Administrator, Abogunde Emmanuel- FAMSA,Regional Coordinator West Africa and the committee leader of SCOHE, Ogundare Damilola.

The outreach kicks off exactly 10:35(GMT) and lasted till 17:20(GMT) with total number of 184 people tested at the venue, Tokpa market (marche dantokpa), cotonou, Benin.

 

Conclusively, another free health outreach on diabetes in conjunction with SCOHE/FAMSA was witnessed at the cotonou national stadium (Stade de l’Amitie), Benin by ALAC-Benin.

FAMSA 30th GENERAL ASSEMBLY, University of Buea, Cameroun

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The Federation of African Medical Students’ Association 30thInternational Conference and General Assembly, this event will hold for the first time in Central Africa precisely in Cameroon, under the theme: “Nutrition: a Sustainable Key in the Emergence and development of Africa: role of Medical Students and other Youths in its Implementation”.
It will be hosted by Buea-University Medical Students’ Association (BMSA) Faculty of Health Science, University of Buea from the 4th – 9th April 2016.
BMSA is the Medical Students’ Association of the University of Buea. It was established in 2007 and has since then worked in collaboration with both national and international organisations and schools.
Sub themes:
 Proper nutrition and its significance in under 5 wellbeing
 Impact of nutrition on Communicable Diseases
 The role of proper nutrition in curbing the prevalence and preventing Non-communicable Diseases in Africa
 Optimizing nutrition in obstetrics as a means of ameliorating maternal and child wellbeing
 The role of medical students in the advancement of scientific research
 Strengthening knowledge and understanding of Clinical Nutrition
 Agriculture, political instability and medicine
 Nutrition and immunodeficiency states
 The use of E-medicine to promote nutrition
For details about the Call for abstract contact the Local Organising Committee Scientific Coordinator on locscientificcommittee@gmail.com.
Registration Process:
It will be done online on the website created by the Local Organizing Committee. The registration will be validated by sending a scan receipt testifying payment into the Local Organizing Committee bank account.
For details about the registration process contact the local organising committee public relations officer via famsabuea2015@gmail.com.
PARTICIPATION COSTS:
A modest Registration Levy has been set as follows:

National student : $50
Internationals student : $100
The Registration Levy covers Conference Restauration, lodging, conference materials, local transport and Participation in all supporting programs and social events.

Nationals non – student delegates : $180
Internationals non-student delegates : $180
The Registration Levy covers lodging and restauration

 

 

FAMSA Celebrates the Pink Month of November

Pink… Vibrant, vivacious represents nurturing and love which shows us the importance of WOMEN.
The PINK MONTH is over but it’s not too late to make an impact.
#DOYOURBREASTEXAMINATIONTODAY

 

The 28th Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations International Conference And General Assembly.

The 28th Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations International Conference under the Theme “Millennium Development Goals in Africa, Post 2015 Agenda, Role of African Medical Students and other African Youths“ hosted by the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College Medical Students’ Association. The event has come and gone but all of the recommendations must be put to use for the betterment of the continent.

 

 

 

WORLD HEALTH DAY 2014:-VECRTOR-BORNE DISEASES(SMALL BITES, BIG THREATS)

What are vectors and vector-borne diseases?

Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another. Vector-borne diseases are illnesses caused by these pathogens and parasites in human populations. They are most commonly found in tropical areas and places where access to safe drinking-water and sanitation systems is problematic.

The most deadly vector-borne disease, malaria, caused an estimated 660 000 deaths in 2010. Most of these were African children. However, the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease is dengue, with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the last 50 years. Globalization of trade and travel and environmental challenges such as climate change and urbanization are having an impact on transmission of vector-borne diseases, and causing their appearance in countries where they were previously unknown.

In recent years, renewed commitments from ministries of health, regional and global health initiatives – with the support of foundations, nongovernmental organizations, the private sector and the scientific community – have helped to lower the incidence and death rates from some vector-borne diseases.

World Health Day 2014 will spotlight some of the most commonly known vectors – such as mosquitoes, sandflies, bugs, ticks and snails – responsible for transmitting a wide range of parasites and pathogens that attack humans or animals. Mosquitoes, for example, not only transmit malaria and dengue, but also lymphatic filariasis, chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis and yellow fever.

Goal: better protection from vector-borne diseases

The campaign aims to raise awareness about the threat posed by vectors and vector-borne diseases and to stimulate families and communities to take action to protect themselves. A core element of the campaign will be to provide communities with information. As vector-borne diseases begin to spread beyond their traditional boundaries, action needs to be expanded beyond the countries where these diseases currently thrive.

More broadly, through the campaign, we are aiming for the following:

families living in areas where diseases are transmitted by vectors know how to protect themselves;
travelers know how to protect themselves from vectors and vector-borne diseases when travelling to countries where these pose a health threat;
in countries where vector-borne diseases are a public health problem, ministries of health put in place measures to improve the protection of their populations; and
in countries where vector-borne diseases are an emerging threat, health authorities work with environmental and relevant authorities locally and in neighbouring countries to improve integrated surveillance of vectors and to take measures to prevent their proliferation.

 

 

 

UNAIDS calls for youth activists on HIV to be change agents

GENEVA, 12 August 2013—On this International Youth Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) calls on young people to use their creativity and leadership in the AIDS response.

“As agents of change, young people must claim their right to health and be part of the decision making processes that will impact their lives,” said UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé.

There have been tremendous achievements in the response to the HIV epidemic for adolescents and youth but much more needs to be done. Young people are not only beneficiaries of HIV services but also play an important role as partners and leaders in the AIDS response. This is why UNAIDS has expanded its youth programme and recently established the Youth Advisory Forum to channel young people’s voices and opinions into key UNAIDS initiatives.

Globally, an estimated 4.6 million young people are living with HIV. Each day, about 2300 young people are newly infected with HIV. Many young people living with HIV do not have access to treatment or do not know their HIV status. In many countries, young people are prevented from accessing sexual and reproductive health services, including HIV testing and condoms, due to age-related restrictions.

UNAIDS

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners to maximize results for the AIDS response. Learn more at unaids.org

 

 

 

 

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