Three attend AMCOA training in Kigali, Rwanda

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Representatives of the three Councils in preparation for the AMCOA Meeting

Three senior officials of the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council, the Seychelles Nurses and Midwives Council and the Health Professional Council are attending a 3-day capacity building workshop in Kigali, Rwanda, from the 29th May to the 2nd June 2017. They left Seychelles on Saturday 27th May.

DR Susan Fock Tave, Mr John Dubel and Mrs Patricia Rene have said that the training will contribute to strengthening the work of their respective Councils.

This is the first participation of Seychelles in an AMCOA (Association of Medical Councils of Africa) event since the Seychelles Medical and Dental Council rejoined the organization in 2016.

The decision to organise and host such workshops stems from a resolution taken by the AMCOA Management Committee at its meeting held on 5th April 2017 in Pretoria, South
Africa. The objectives of these workshops are to –
• ensure that, through a combined Regulatory Capacity Building Session, Medical Regulators in Africa are assisted and guided in various aspects of governance, which would ultimately lead to them achieving their Strategic goals within their jurisdictions; and

• ensure that the work of AMCOA Committees commences prior to the 2017 Annual Conference considering the diverse programme as planned and presented by the host country (South Africa).

The Association of Medical Councils of Africa through its Management Committee and the assistance of the Rwanda Medical and Dental Council are therefore arranging these workshops.

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