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 – Philemon Kojo-Woode

MSA: University of Abuja Medical Students’ Association (UAMSA), Nigeria
Year of study: 4th Year
Email address: president@famsanet.org

Philemon Kojo-Woode

Philemon Kojo-Woode, a fourth year Medical student from the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Nigeria is a Public health enthusiast, intending Geriatrician, volunteer, motivational speaker and an advocate of preventive Medicine and infectious diseases. He is  passionate about the representation of Africans in Global Health and equipping African healthcare students to compete internationally in all spheres.  He has served as the Chairperson FAMSA SCOHE and FAMSA SCOPA and is currently the Project Coordinator CMDA UATH Missions Board. Mr. Philemon is a  goal getter, meticulous and project oriented individual. Some projects initiated by Philemon include World Malaria Day 2019 – free distribution of Mosquito nets, SCOPA Officers Training (SOT) Programs and the Operation Feed an African Child (OFAC) Project. One of Philemon’s biggest desires is to see Africans actively initiating and participating in Global Health Projects geared towards improving Healthcare in Africa and beyond. Philemon is also researcher, aspiring innovator, Global health Leader and a passionate African. Currently, Philemon sits on about six different FAMSA project committes and partnerships where he puts the interest and development of FAMSA Members as the key priority.

VICE PRESIDENT- Laura Nyiha

MSA: Association of Kenyatta University Medical Students (AKUMS), Kenya

Year of study: 4th Year
Email address: vp@famsanet.org

Laura Nyiha

Laura Nyiha is keen and passionate about improvement of health from grassroot level to global health. She is a technology enthusiast, writer and blogger, and she is a believer of active community involvement for attainment of better health care systems.

GENERAL SECRETARY– Catherine Debra

MSA: University of Abuja Medical Students’ Association (UAMSA), Nigeria
Year of study: 4th Year
Email: gensec@famsanet.org

Catherine Debra

Catherine Debra is a 4th year medical student of the University of Abuja, Nigeria.  She believes strongly in equity in access to health care and the achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. She is also emphatic about educating Africans on the effects of some of our customs on the African population and about taking African healthcare global.  She is a member of the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations Standing Committee on Population Affairs (FAMSA-SCOPA) where she was awarded the May, 2020 SCOPA Officer of the year. She is also the immediate past Organizing Secretary of FAMSA-SCOPA.  She has attended conferences and trainings like the 34th FAMSA General Assembly, the SCOPA Officers Training programs, etc. She believes that with persistence, dedication and continuity, all our dreams for Africa can be achieved.

ASSISTANT GENERAL SECRETARY– Marlene Koskei

MSA: Medical Students Association of Moi University (MSAMU)
Year of study: 3rd Year
Email: gensec@famsanet.org

Marlene Koskei

When I’m not occupied by school work, you’ll either find me writing, chilling with a novel, singing my head off or playing the piano. Other than that, I am someone who is enthusiastic about intercultural and interdisciplinary research. Einstein says, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagine encircles the world.” This couldn’t be more true for research. It aims to break that knowledge barrier. The discoveries and innovations that are borne from the process, all begin with that one small idea. And all ideas flow from an active imagination. So, keep on thinking, keep on creating, keep on living!

TREASURER– Rabiat Mohammed

MSA: University of Abuja Medical Students Association (UAMSA), Nigeria
Year of study: 5th year
Email: treasurer@famsanet.org

Rabiat Mohammed

Rabiat Mohammed is currently a 500level medical student of University of Abuja born into an academic family with passion for grassroot mobilization of talent. My strength lie in my ability to motivate people and society toward a better healthy life. This had lead me to several collaborative researches towards understanding what the people want in health perspective and co-founding an NGO, Infection Free Nigeria (IFN).

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, EAST AFRICA– Hailemichael Wasye

Hailemichael Wasye

MSA: Medical Students Association MSA-Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Email address: rceast@famsanet.org

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, NORTH AFRICA– Alsadig Suliman Que

MSA: University of Sinnar Medical Students’ Association
Email address: rcnorth@famsanet.org

Alsadig Suliman Que

My name is Alsadig Suliman Que, Sudanese, fourth year medical assistant in university of Sinnar, SUDAN. I am the Regional coordinator for North Africa of FAMSA 2020/2021 tenure. Also I was the Asisst General secretary of FAMSA 2019/2020 tenure. I am the Owner of UHC Sinnar project, l am also local coordinator in sudanese medical research association (SMRA). I am very passionate about enhance health in my community, Africa and the world as well. So I have to recognize accurately every single health related problem in my community, Africa and the world to reach out to the effective solutions with lowest costs.

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, WEST AFRICA– Yankuba Jabbie

MSA: University of The Gambia Medical Students Association (UniGaMSA)
Email address: rccentral@famsanet.org

Yankuba Jabbie, a 6th year medical student of the University of The Gambia School of Medicine and Allied Health Science, is passionate about the unification, empowerment and advancement of health care systems across Africa. He believes that through collaboration, innovation and sustainability, our vision for a better Africa can and will be realized.

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, CENTRAL AFRICA- NKENGANYI AKA ELVIRA

MSA: CAMSA Cameroon
Email address: rccentral@famsanet.org

Aka Elvira

Aka Elvira last daughter of the Ajuah’s family is a level 400 medical student of the faculty of health sciences, University of Buea , Cameroon. Passionate in improving health standards in Cameroon, Africa at large with ambitions in becoming an orthopaedic surgeon, philantropist and health advocate for subsaharan Africa. Loves singing , dancing, creative arts and decor and writing.

REGIONAL COORDINATOR, SOUTH AFRICA– Shelton Choeni

MSA: National University of Science and Technology Medical Students Association (NUST-MSA), Zimbabwe
Email address: rcsouth@famsanet.org

Shelton Choeni

A science and technology enthusiast, Shelton Choeni is always on the lookout for new and innovative ways of utilizing science and technology to ensure better healthcare delivery in the community. He is a student of leadership and works to improve leadership and professionalism in the medical field. His preferred method of operation is achieve health goals at community level through communication, collaboration and cooperation. He values the role of crossing cultural divides to engage all communities toward the best collective health outcomes at regional, continental and global stages.

ADMINISTRATOR, FAMSA HEADQUARTERS– Frances Chukwu



MSA: University of Ibadan Medical Students’ Associations (UIMSA), Nigeria
Year of Study: 6th year
Email: hq@famsanet.org, famsaarchives@gmail.com

THE STANDING COMMITTEES

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EX- OFFICIO 1– Emma Nalianya

EX-OFFICIO– Athkar Yasir