Welcome to AFPNA


The African Pediatric Nephrology Association, AFPNA is the official representative of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association in Africa. It has currently 163 members from 29 African countries. AFPNA was born in 1999, and affiliated to IPNA in 2000. Its first congress was in Cairo in March 2000 where the Secretary General of IPNA, Ira Greifer and thirteen IPNA councilors attended as guest speakers in its first outstanding congress. Its second congress was in Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2002 ; the third in Cape Town, South Africa 2006; the fourth in Nairobi, Kenya, March 2010. Dr Bahia Moustafa, Head of Pediatric Nephrology Unit, Cairo University Egypt was the 1st President. Egypt, Nigeria, Libya, Sudan, Mali, Cameroon, and South Africa were the first countries to form its constitution. Two African IPNA councilors were added- Prof Felicia Eke and Dr Mignon McCulloch to represent central and South Africa. AFPNA has its newsletter, website, workshops and training programs. There are currently 3 regional training centers; Cairo, which has trained Doctors from Sudan, Libya and , Ethiopia; Cape Town and Johannesburg both sponsored by IPNA which have trained Doctors from Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana, a Kenya and Uganda. Prof Felicia Eke is the present President since 2006. More members are recruited yearly and the achievements of the Society are progressing with the aim of having representatives from all the 53 countries of Africa.