Firm an­nounces $50,000 African in­no­va­tion chal­lenge

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In line with the theme “Re­po­si­tion­ing Health­care in Africa for Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment”, John­son & John­son, has an­nounced the Africa In­no­va­tion chal­lenges sec­ond edi­tion at the 32nd as­sem­bly of the Fed­er­a­tion of African Med­i­cal Stu­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tions Gen­eral As­sem­bly.

The week-long con­fer­ence, which also cel­e­brated the 50th an­niver­sary of the fed­er­a­tion was held in Novem­ber at the Univer­sity of Ibadan, Nige­ria.

Build­ing on the Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals, the United Na­tions and other devel­op­ment part­ners in 2015 adopted the 17 Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals to serve as a uni­ver­sal call to ac­tion to end poverty, pro­tect the planet and ensure that all peo­ple enjoy peace and pros­per­ity.

The just con­cluded FAMSA Gen­eral As­sem­bly aimed to in­spire a gen­er­a­tion of health­care stu­dents and par­tic­i­pants to take charge and play ac­tive roles in struc­tur­ing the fu­ture of health­care in Africa for sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment by the Con­fer­ence Or­gan­is­ing Chair­per­son, Je­sut­o­funmi Omiye, health­care is cen­tral to the over­all devel­op­ment of a re­gion.

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