6th AFENET Conference Best Presentation Award Winners by Category
Residents and graduates of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs (FELTPs) made outstanding presentations on outbreak investigations and research on issues of public health priority. Over 360 scientific presentations in the categories of oral and oral poster presentations were made at the 6th AFENET Scientific Conference on current public health issues such as IHR, Global Health Security Agenda, antimicrobial resistance, one health concept, building resilient public health systems and much more.
Dr. Kenneth Ofosu- Barko – Executive Director AFENET said “While we have not attained our target in the number of Field Epidemiologists required for the continent, we have trained more than a thousand graduates...”
The 6th AFENET Scientific Conference held from 8 – 12 August 2016 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja presented a strategic platform for the fellows and FELTPs to show their contribution to solving public health issues and to network with wider public health community as they develop a common agenda to address critical public health challenges in Africa and beyond. Since its establishment in 2005, AFENET has organized 5 scientific conference in various countries namely: - Ghana (2005), Uganda (2007), Kenya (2009), Tanzania (2011) and Ethiopia (2013). This year’s conference (6th) was held in Nigeria and jointly co-hosted by the RCDC.
Over 800 participants from over 30 countries attended the conference. Attendees included fellows of FELTPs, Senior Ministry of Health officials, Honourable Ministers of Health, academic institutions, subject matter experts from CDC, USAID, WHO, AFENET, African CDC, WAHO/ECOWAS and the wider public health community among others.
List of the 6th AFENET Conference Best Presentation Award Winners by Category