The FPH Africa Special Interest Group (SIG) has been established to represent the response and contribution of health professionals towards the development and implementation of effective and sustainable solutions to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people in Africa.
The goal of the Africa SIG is to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of people in Africa.
The Africa SIG will do this through:
- Advocating for health-focused public policies across African countries
- Strengthening African public health systems by sharing and supporting solutions to build the capacity and capability of these systems (public health and other healthcare systems such as quality and patients' safety in secondary care)
- Offering a charitable provision of expert and skilled public health consultancy (volunteering consultancy 1) to governments and non-governmental organisations on public health development in African countries
- Offering two-way channels of communication and being a credible and independent voice for advice, support and guidance on public health developments in Africa
- Providing peer support and mentoring to each other, contributing to the requirements of recognised continuous professional development.
Past webinar recordings:
Education and training for a strengthened public health workforce across Africa and beyond
Knowledge exchange webinar on globally relevant lessons learnt in the implementation of competency-based education and training for a strengthened public health workforce across Africa and beyond, hosted on 13 April 2023. You can watch the webinar here.
FPH & South Africa CPHM - Bilateral knowledge exchange webinar
FPH & South Africa CPHM's 'Bilateral knowledge exchange on approaches to public health specialist workforce training South Africa and UK' webinar, that took place on 23 March 2023, is available online.
Africa SIG resources:
- Tobacco supply and demand strategies used in African countries
- Infection prevention and control in primary care: a toolkit of resources
The Africa Special Interest Group is Co-chaired by Professor Aliko Ahmed: firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Victor Joseph: email@example.com and the group reports to the Faculty's Global Health Committee.