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AFENET Conference November 5, 2023, Mombasa, Kenya.

AFENET Conference.


The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in collaboration with the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program is organizing the 8th AFENET Scientific Conference to be held in Mombasa from 5-10 November 2023. This year’s conference is under the theme “Strengthening Public Health Systems in Africa Towards Enhanced Global Health Security: The Role of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs”.

The conference provides a platform for the Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) residents, graduates, the regional and global public health community as well as multi-lateral agencies to share experiences in field epidemiology and other facets of global health security.

Residents and graduates of FELTPs in Africa (Advanced, Intermediate, and Frontline) are invited to submit abstracts through their Program Directors/Resident Advisors. FELTP faculty members as well as other public health professionals with scientific work that is in line with the conference theme/sub-themes are also invited to submit abstracts.

 

Conference Themes and Subthemes


The theme for the 8th AFENET Scientific Conference is “Strengthening Public Health Systems in Africa Towards Enhanced Global Health Security. The Role of Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programs.” Subthemes are drawn from various topics that affect public health and health security as shown below.


1Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Surveillance, Outbreak Investigations and Response.
Emerging and re-emerging threats with pandemic potential e.g., COVID 19, Ebola Virus Disease,
Outbreak Preparedness, Investigation and Response
Point of Entry Surveillance and Cross border collaborations
Refugee and Internally Displaced Person’s health issues
Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strengthening, analysis and evaluation
Other public health surveillance system assessments and evaluation


2Vaccine Preventable Diseases


3HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Opportunistic Infections


4Vector-borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)


5Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), Injuries & Mental Health


6Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health


7Public Health Laboratory Systems and Infection Prevention Control


8One Health & Climate Change


9Public Health Systems Strengthening Initiatives


10Communication & Technological Innovations for Public Health 

 

 

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