Firm announces $50,000 African innovation challenge
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.