The Association aims to facilitate communication among epidemiologists in Africa, improve the quality of epidemiological research, update ethical standards and credentials for epidemiology, and foster the use of epidemiological research in the domains of public health and of clinical medicine.

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About AfEA

The African Epidemiological Association

The African Epidemiological Association now has over 200 members

in Africa who follow the aims of the Association to facilitate communication among epidemiologists in Africa, improve the quality of epidemiological research, update ethical standards and credentials for epidemiology, and foster the use of epidemiological research in the domains of public health and of clinical medicine.

These aims are pursued by organizing IEA - African Epidemiology Association meetings, focused seminars and workshops, training and educational programmes and by offering consulting aids and support in areas of Africa with special needs. The "Federation" type of structure explicitly recognizes the dynamic role of epidemiological societies active within Africa and intends to promote their collaboration within the IEA framework. Members are accepted without regard to race, religion, sex, political affiliation or country of origin.

History

The African Epidemiological Federation ( AEF ) was officially launched on 13 March, 2012, in Calabar, Nigeria. AEF was launched during the 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Epidemiological Association meeting of Nigeria ( EPISON ). The Federation was declared by Past President of IEA, Professor Neil Pierce. In attendance were the African Regional Councilor, IEA, Dr Kingsley Akinroye and the President of the Public Health Association of Nigeria, Professor Obehi Okojie. AEF delegates from Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa and Nigeria were also present. Over 150 participants from Nigeria attended the EPISON meeting.
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Board of the AfEA
African Epidemiological Association

Chair: A. Olupelumi Adebiyi
Africa Regional Councilor: Armand Nkwescheu (Cameroon)
Secretary: Lwando Maki
Treasurer: Adesola Olumide
Editor in Chief: Peter Nyasulu
Archival Manager: Dr. Obioma Uchendu
Early Career Epidemiologist (Africa Representative): Moleen Zunza Dzitiki
Past Regional Councilor: Newton Kumwenda