Extreme Affordability Conference – West Africa 2018
Jul 28, 2018 12:00 AM
The Extreme Affordability Conference served as a platform for redesigning the systems and processes by which healthcare can be delivered with value. In attendance were policymakers, stakeholders in the health sector, medical practitioners, investors, businessmen and students. This year’s conference marked the 5th year since its inception and its maiden edition in West Africa, Ghana. It took place at the Ensign College of Public Health, Kpong, Ghana from 8th to 10th July, 2018.
This year’s conference themed impacting health through innovation and collaboration was spot on. It was excellently planned. Truly, it was extremely affordable and inspirational. It created a rally point where brain power was harnessed to deal with the challenges facing the health sector and where inseverable ties where created. Some of the sub themes were engaging communities for health and surgical care for development. Other activities included discussions with global health experts from around the world as well as interactive microlabs.
The knowledge acquired at the conference cannot be overemphasized and we must say, the delicacies served where tantalizing amidst groovy and rhythmic music. The scenery was rather soothing. What truly captured our hearts were the energy and passion with which the various speakers and health practitioners spoke. It was humbling to know that there are people working so hard to bring the best of healthcare to the masses, especially those of the lowest class. Not to forget, an elite team of medical students from SMS, KATH made an impressive poster and oral presentation on the sociodemographic use of herbal medicine and risk perception. It was led by Obed Ofori Nyarko, Saabea Owusu Konadu and Gilda Opoku supervised by the Dean of SMS-KNUST, Prof. Daniel Ansong. We are proud and acknowledge their hard work.
We pray for more successful and impactful conferences in the years ahead. As the theme goes, be innovative!
Authored by;Grace Araba Acheampong
Obed Ofori Nyarko
Saabea Owusu Frimpong