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West African Health Organisation: 4th ECOWAS Forum on Best Practices in Health

The West African Health Organization (WAHO), in collaboration with ECOWAS Member States, Eastern, Central and Southern Health Community (ECSA-HC) and partners, are in the process of organizing the 4th ECOWAS Best Practices Forum in Health (FBPS) that will be held on 24-26 November 2021 in Praia, Cabo Verde.

The forum will bring together senior officials from ministries of health, regional health experts, researchers and managers of training and research institutions, major local, regional and international NGOs, managers of private companies involved in the health sector, as well as partners in the region and elsewhere.

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Theme Sub-Themes of the Forum:

The Forum will therefore focus on any “Innovations or Best Practices in Universal Health Coverage or Health Systems”.

We welcome and encourage you to submit abstracts and scientific papers on best practices that are relevant to the theme of the forum, for possible presentation.

Organization of the Forum:

The purpose of the Forum is to promote and disseminate Best practices in health, thus accelerating the efficient and effective implementation of the ECOWAS member countries’ priority programmes. The Forum will also serve as a platform for identifying key strategic issues, best practices, and innovative approaches that will be used to develop recommendations and resolutions to the ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers.

The Best Practice Forum is a two-yearly event, which will be organized this year in the form of a physical and virtual scientific conference with plenary and parallel sessions consisting of oral presentations and documentaries, followed by discussions, as well as exhibitions comprising of poster presentations (posters), electronic display and biomedical equipment and materials.

A meeting of the Joint Consultative Committee of Directors (JCCD) is convened in the afternoon of day three to validate the recommendations and resolutions from the Forum, which are to be submitted to the ECOWAS Assembly of Health Ministers for adoption. The JCCD is made up of General or National Directors of Health, or Permanent Secretaries, Directors of Research and Training Institutions and the Directorate General of WAHO.

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts: October 30, 2021
  • Notification of Acceptance deadline: November 5, 2021

Send your abstract to fbps@wahooas.org or register it through the link http://www.wahooas.org/fbps

This announcement is made possible by the support of the American People through the U.S. Agency for International Development under the Knowledge SUCCESS (Strengthening Use, Capacity, Collaboration, Exchange, Synthesis, and Sharing) Project Cooperative Agreement No. 7200AA19CA00001 with the Johns Hopkins University. Knowledge SUCCESS is supported by USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, Office of Population and Reproductive Health and led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) in partnership with Amref Health Africa, The Busara Center for Behavioral Economics (Busara), and FHI 360. The information provided in this webinar are the sole responsibility of Knowledge SUCCESS and does not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the U.S. Government, or the Johns Hopkins University.

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