UK Medical Symposium to Discuss Issues in Africa

Nov 23, 2012

A symposium will be held at the University of Kentucky  next week,  to address health issues that relate to Africa. Organizers of the event say there is a severe shortage of health and medical professionals in Africa at this time.

              The symposium will draw clinicians and academics to talk about medical education and funding for health care partnerships, and organizers of the event say there will be a special focus on situations in Ethiopia.  That country’s minister of health is scheduled to participate, along with representatives of several leading institutions, including Stanford University, Temple University, the Mayo Clinic, and the University of Wisconsin.

The conference will focus on how universities in this country can partner with medical schools in Africa, to develop ways to share best practices.  The symposium is free and open to the public. It will run from  Tuesday November 27th  from 8:45 am until 4:45 pm in the UK Chandler Hospital Pavilion Auditorium.