Health Leaders Start Renaissance
issued on July 3, 2006
Physician leaders from thirteen African countries are meeting
in Johannesburg to discuss the re-establishment of a confederation
of medical associations for the continent of Africa.
Physicians are regarded as very important social leaders on this
continent, who can significantly contribute to the improvement
of healthcare standards.
For this reason for the delegates have decide to focus their
efforts on working together on projects such as HIV/AIDS, human
resources for health and care for the vulnerable sections of the
Dr Kgosi Letlape, President of the World Medical Association,
who was the host of the meeting, encouraged the health leaders
of Africa, to be resourceful as opposed to seeking resources.
"The professionalisation of being victims should end. Africans
should now stand up, accept our personal and collective responsibility,
and start the African health renaissance."
The inaugural assembly of the African Medical Ass will be held
at Pilanesberg, South Africa during October 2006.