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Following the COVID-19 pandemic that has overburdened health systems and governments across the world, FAMSA formed a technical working group to develop a well-coordinated continent-wide response. The group is composed of medical students from over 15 African coutries with balanced gender representation. The technical working group on COVID-19 is separate from the executive council for the following reasons:

  • To increase inclusion and participation of FAMSA members in execution of projects.
  • COVID-19 is a pandemic of great magnitude that calls for immediate action with a team that is dedicated to specifically research and respond to COVID-19.

Objective of the group

To be a group of medical students that is at the forefront in the response against COVID-19 across Africa.

  • Roles of the group
  • Share facts about COVID-19 to dispel myths and misconceptions about the pandemic.
  • Carry out online campaigns on COVID-19.
  • Keep abreast with the latest research and provide sound technical advice
  • Lead medical students from across the continent in carrying out research on COVID-19 by developing standard operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Share information on how medical students from across the continent are contributing towards the response to COVID-19.
  • Acknowledge the efforts of various workforces from across the continent in the fight against COVID-19.
  • Highlight challenges faced by African countries and potentially provide innovative solutions
  • Work with FAMSA executive council to involve medical students from across Africa in the fight against covid-19.