Current practice of epidemiology in Africa: Highlights of the 3rd conference of the African epidemiological association and 1st conference of the Cameroon society of epidemiology, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2014

Armand Seraphin Nkwescheu, Joseph Fokam, Patrice Tchendjou, Akindeh Nji, Hermann Ngouakam, Bita Fouda Andre, Sobngwi Joelle, Benjamin Uzochukwu, Kingsley Akinroye, Wilfred Mbacham, Vittorio Colizzi, Rose Leke, Cesar Victora

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Abstract

As the study of disease occurrence and health indicators in human populations, Epidemiology is a dynamic field that evolves with time and geographical context. In order to update African health workers on current epidemiological practices and to draw awareness of early career epidemiologists on concepts and opportunities in the field, the 3rd African Epidemiology Association and the 1st Cameroon Society of Epidemiology Conference was organized in June 2-6, 2014 at the Yaounde Mont Febe Hotel, in Cameroon. Under the theme«Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Stakes, Challenges and Perspectives», the conference attracted close to five hundred guest and participants from all continents. The two main programs were the pre-conference course for capacity building of African Early Career epidemiologists, and the conference itself, providing a forum for scientific exchanges on recent epidemiological concepts, encouraging the use of epidemiological methods in studying large disease burden and neglected tropical diseases; and highlighting existing opportunities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number256
JournalThe Pan African medical journal
Volume21
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3rd epidemiology Conference
  • Africa
  • Cameroon
  • Highlights
  • Yaoundé

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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