AMCOA To Host 23rd Annual Conference In Zim

The Medical and Dental Practitioners Council of Zimbabwe (MDPCZ) and Health Professions Authority (HPA) will be hosting the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) in Victoria Falls from 17 to 21 July 2019.

The meeting is expected to attract more than 200 delegates from Africa mostly, Chairpersons and representatives from Medical, Dental and Health Profession Councils from East Africa, West Africa, SADC Medical Regulatory bodies, local medical and dental practitioners as well as local health profession Councils.

The Conference Coordinator Josephine Mwakutuya said the conference will be attended by delegates from local and international medical bodies who will sit to formulate policies that promote universal health coverage.

“More than 150 delegates have already confirmed participation at the conference”, said Mrs Mwakutuya.

This will run under the theme; ‘Role of the Regulator in the Delivery of the Universal Health Coverage’.

Top on the agenda of the discussions is the formulation of Policies as health professions regulators to ensure that universal health coverage is achieved to the population of Africa.

Health Professions Authority Zimbabwe Secretary-General, Shepherd Humure encouraged health players to be part of this conference.

“The conference is an opportunity to foster best practices by health professionals and ethical practices as well as harmonisation of standards for medical education and training,” said Humure.

The primary purpose of AMCOA is to support medical regulatory authorities in Africa in the protection of the public interest by promoting high standards of medical education, registration and regulation, and facilitating the ongoing exchange of information among health regulatory authorities.