Ivory Coast Public Health Minister Hippolyte Aye on Monday (October 8) opened a two-week conference on medical teaching in Abidjan.
Ivory Coast Public Health Minister Hippolyte Aye on Monday (October 8) opened a two-week conference on medical teaching in Abidjan. It's been organised under the auspices of the World Health Organisation.
Attending the conference are 19 eminent professors from Universities in the host country, and from Cameroun, the Congo, Dahomey, Togo, Zaire, the Malagasy republic Mali and Burundi.
These annual conferences are par of along term plan by the World Health Organisation to draw up a scheme of action on medical education, and to restructure education and set up new research programmes where necessary.
SYNOPSIS: For the next fortnight, Abidjan will be the location of an important conference attended by some of Africa's top medical brains, who will be devoting their attention to the future of the continent's medical services.
Ivorian Health Minister Hippolyte Aye arrived to declare the two-week conference open on Monday. He was welcomed by officials of the World Health Organisation which has organised the annual session.
The organisation's representative in Abidjan, Dr blanc, welcomed the gathered experts -- nineteen eminent professors of medicine from universities in ten African countries.
Speaking here, the world Health Organisation Chief education Planner, M. Jean Jacques Guilbert. He said that the conference formed part of a long-term scheme to formulate a concerted health education police.
The keynote of the conference -- officially declared open here by the Ivorian Health Minister -- is to draw up plans for improving medical education which can easily be put into effect -- not impossible ideals. The delegates were asked to be prepared to consider the complete restructuring of education and introduction of new teaching methods as an essential first step towards improving future medical care in Africa.