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NEWS LETTER- 2012 EDITION
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We have great pleasure in inviting you to Accra, Ghana from the 20-23rd February 2013 to participate in the 12th Congress of the African Association of Nephrology, the 5th Congress of the African Paediatric Nephrology Association and the 2nd Congress of the Ghana Kidney Association. The theme of the Congress is “Working towards healthy kidneys”
The meeting will be held at the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra Ghana.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
5th AFPNA AND JOINT AFRAN CONGRESS, GHANA 2013:
2013 joint AFRAN-AFPNA Meeting: The tentative date is from Wednesday, 20th February to Saturday, 23rd February.
Wednesday will be satellite meetings + official opening in evening
Thursday: Joint Adult-Paediatric Meeting
Friday: Parallel meetings + Business meetings
Saturday: Joint morning meeting and Closure
PAST EVENTS
COTONOU 2012:
The IPNA teaching course will hold on the 20th and 21st January 2012 at the "Palais des Congress" in Cotonou. Will be many French and English speaking attendees,

CAMPAIGN VIA WORLD TXPT GAMES

AFPNA now in dialogue with Mary Carter,Res.Prog,Dir, Leanne Johansson etc. who are working on the media campaign in S.Africa & abroad in 2012 for the World Txpt Games in 2013 ". Plan to visit many countries in the region to interview nephrologists to bring the world's attention on the need for kidney disease awareness & the lack of Rx in sub-Saharan Africa
SOUTH AFRICA-TANZANIA
KCMC, Moshi, TZ - Attached is CME March 23-25,2011 with 2 IPNA speakers. Acute PD successfully running for 18/12 -Dr. Kajiru
Mulago Hospital , Kampala , Uganda- plans for CME Mtg and to establish acute PD for late 2011- Dr. Odiit

GLOBAL ACTIVITIES BY AFRICAN PN

Were > 50 participants from Africa @ IPNA
20 Abstracts accepted
30 publications in Journals,bks
World Kidney Day celebrated in most African cities -seminars, rallies, TV shows etc
MEETING REPORT
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AFPNA recorded a resounding success at its just concluded 4th Congress in Nairobi, 19th -22nd March 2010. There were 78 registered participants-Paediatric Nephrologists, Resident Doctors, Nurses, and school children, from various African countries- Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Benin Republic, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia and South Africa. The Nigerian contingent was the largest non-Kenyan group with 8 delegates
The Kenyan team led by Dr. Doris Kinuthia, Dr. Bashir Admani and Dr. Hemed Twahir organized a great Meeting in close collaboration with the Kenyan Renal Association.
The presentations were timely, rich and evoked a lot of discussion. Guest lecturers included Professor Matthias Brandis (Germany), Dr. Malcolm Lewis (Manchester UK) Professor Felicia Eke (Nigeria), and Professor Mignon McCulloch (South Africa). The presence of Professor Matthias Brandis, a committed and ardent supporter of AFPNA right since its inception in 2000 (He is the only non-African Council member who has attended all the four Congresses from Cairo, through Port Harcourt, Cape Town and Nairobi) was commended and duly acknowledged by the Association. Scientific papers on the 1st day were on Acute Kidney Injury. 2nd day focused on UTI and Obstructive Uropathy. Day
3 had scientific papers on chronic renal diseases as its main thrust. The IPNA fellows also had opportunity to present their experiences after their training.
Professors .S.O.Mcligeyo (Kenya), & M. S. Abdullah of the Kenya Renal Association gave the Congress a great support with their presence and lectures etc right through the Congress. Trish Smith, Paediatric Renal Nurse
Specialist from Manchester talked on the Nursing aspects of Renal Care. The Kenyan Director of the Ministry of Health was at the Opening Ceremony and promised to support Renal Care in Kenya. The Congress ended with dinner sponsored by GSK. 

Elections:
In accordance with the Constitution, elections were held on the 2nd day of the Congress. Prof. Felicia Eke was reelected for a second term unanimously as the President. Dr. Bashir was elected Secretary. The other newly elected officers are listed on the Executive Committee Table. To help expansion & to facilitate the next Congress which will hold in 20123in Ghana, 2 new posts were created -
1. A Secretary-Elect for the Congress - Dr. Victoria Adabayeri 2. A web & Recruitment Secretary -Dr. Enobong
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