This consists of office holders who are elected at the General Assembly and the Administrator of the Permanent Headquarters.

The body is charged with carrying out specific duties assigned at the General Assembly.

PRESIDENT – Miss Emma Nalianya

MSA; Association of Kenyatta University Medical Students (AKUMS), Kenya
Year of study: 6th Year
Email address:

Miss Emma Nalianya

Nalianya Emma is very passionate about improving healthcare and wellness in Africa and as such she was the Organizing Chairperson of the 33rd FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference themed; Fortifying Primary Health Care to Attain Universal Health Coverage that brought delegates from different parts of Africa to deliberate and proffer sustainable solutions to healthcare challenges in Africa.
Being a graduate of the UNESCO Certificate Course on the Principles of Bioethics and Human Rights, Emma is very enthusiastic about Bioethics and Human Rights in Healthcare. She was a speaker on the topic: The Principles of Bioethics and Human Rights at Kenya Healthcare Students Association (KHSA) in 2018 and a panelist on the topic: Bioethics and Human Rights in Healthcare at Kenya Healthcare Students Summit (KEHSS) in 2019. She participated in the GoSCORP 2019 Rwanda that was focused on peace-building, human rights and volunteering.
Emma has participated in many conferences; both international and local, such as the 33rd FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference, International Conference on Neglected Tropical Diseases, African Women Health Summit and the International Conference on Population Development-25. These conferences have exposed her to various health challenges across the globe and she is motivated to be a change maker.
Giving back to society is fulfilling for Emma and as such she volunteers with Endometriosis Foundation of Kenya and People’s Health Movement.


MSA: Gazira University Medical Students’ Association (GMSA), Sudan.

Year of study: 3rd Year
Email address:
Social media handles: Athkar Yasir


MSA: Association of Kenyatta University Medical Students (AKUMS), Kenya
Year of study: 3rd Year
Twitter – @nyiha8
Instagram – lauranyiha

Laura Nyiha is passionate about policy making, implementation and advocacy. Strong believer of better health care systems and equal health rights.

TREASURER– Faith Anne Nyagichuhi Mararo
MSA: Association of Kenyatta University Medical Students (AKUMS), Kenya
Year of study: 3rd year

Nyagichuhi Mararo is a strong-willed lady who is energetic towards improvement of healthcare in her world around.
She served as the Vice Chair Logistics in the 33rd FAMSA GA and Scientific conference. She is a volunteer with Reproductive and Sexual Health Programme for Kenyan Teenagers RESPEKT. She is also serving as the Local Officer in the Standing Committee on reproductive, sexual health and HIV/AIDS under the Medical Students Association of Kenya, MSAKE. She has a dream of transforming healthcare in Kenya till it is one of the best medical tourism destinations.


MSA: Nile Valley University Medical Students Association (NVUMSA), Sudan
Year of study: 2nd Year
Email address:


MSA: Ahmadu Bello University Medical Students Association (ABUMSA), Nigeria
Year of study: 4th Year Email address:

Mustapha is a medical student of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria who is passionate about medical students’ representation in decisions concerning their training as well as an advocate for interprofessional collaboration towards better health care delivery.
He is the immediate past Chairman of the Standing Committee on Medical Education and Research (SCOMER) for the Federation of African Medical Students Associations (FAMSA).


Year of study: 5th year
Email adress:

I am a student of University of Goma ( UNIGOM) pursuing Medical studies; now in my 5th year doctorate level. I’m holding the presidential position of MSA-DRC since 2019.
I am an activist for Women’s rights; and work locally for the promotion of the accessibility to first aid by the entire community in the North Kivu particulariy and in the DRC in general:
I work also in the sector of Entrepreneurship; having launched a brand called Rephi Soap in the first month of this year.


MSA &country: UBMSA- Botswana
Year of study:2nd year
Quote: “Dear young medic…You are a product of your mindset. Sometimes it’s okay to live a life that nobody might understand. It’s okay to have dreams bigger than your size, or dreams so great you can’t sleep at night. Get up, work, get that degree! As doctors, we will constantly fight the battle between life and death. You save some, you’ll lose some, but keep on going young medic. They won’t understand why you chose such a profession; the late nights, fatigue, the burnout. It all falls back onto doing what you love. Follow the call of your heart and Keep on going.”


MSA: University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Associations (UIMSA), Nigeria
Year of Study: 6th year

Abdulbasit Opedayo Fehintola is a final year medical student of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently serving as the Administrator of Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations (FAMSA) Headquarters for the 2019/2020 tenure. Abdulbasit has been involved in organization of several impactful local and international events within the University and the College of Medicine. He was the Vice-Chairperson Logistics for the FAMSA General Assembly and Scientific Conference 2018, which hosted over 600 participants from 12 countries and was sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation among other partners. Abdulbasit is also a member of the organising committee for the Association of Medical Schools of Africa (AMSA) Scientific Conference & World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Executive Meeting 2020.
Abdulbasit has a huge interest in research, especially laboratory research which had made him intern at the department of chemical pathology, University College Hospital where he acquired bench skills including chemistry analysis, DNA extraction and quantification among others. He is also a member of Polygeia, a UK-based research group and co-authored a systematic review on factors affecting uptake of available and pipeline vaccines which won the best poster presentation at the 2019 Polygeia conference, London. Abdulbasit hold multiple certificates and badges in bioethics and research training which include International Certificate Course on the Principles of Bioethics and Human Rights by UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Haifa; AuthorAid in INASP research writing in the sciences; West African Bioethics Training Programme on Public Health Research and Nigerian National Code for Health Research Ethics.
Abdulbasit is also an active sportsman and loves playing lawn tennis.

EX-OFFICIO– David Jolly Muganzi

MSA: Mbarara University Medical Students Association (MBUMSA), Uganda.
Year of study: 3rd year
Email address:

A medical student with enthusiasm for disease prevention through One health perspective. Student leader, climate activist with Change Climate Change project, education activist, ardent reader of civilisation history and writer. Hobbies are; swimimg, chess and guitar.

EX- OFFICIO 2– Sheryl Nam

MSA: Medical Students Association of Moi University (MSAMU), Kenya
Year of study: 3rd year
Email address:

She has served as FAMSA East Africa Regional Coordinator 2018/2019 and is currently the president of MSAMU. She is passionate about mental health and also currently serving as the Finance Officer of Tubonge Eldoret which is an organisation formed by medical students to address mental health issues among the students and community. She is also passionate about women empowerment and eradication of poverty in Africa, looking into the cause and not just dealing with the effect.
She refers to herself as a lover of many things and love bringing things to life specifically in violin, fashion and photography.