Reply form (Preferably by e-mail) The Secretariat 24th African Health Sciences Congress Ethiopian Health & Nutrition Research Institute P. O. Box 1242, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Tel: 251-1-766418/756310/130642 Mob: 251-9-209071 Fax: 251-1-756329 or 251-1-757722 E-mail: email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org Web-site: www.kemri.org Congress Organizers Congress Advisors Dr. Abera Geyid (Director, EHNRI) Dr. Howard Engers (Director, AHRI) Dr. Davy K. Koech (Director, KEMRI) Prof. Sileshi Lulseged (Medical Faculty, AAU) Congress Secretariat Dr. Girma Akalu (EHNRI) Chairman Dr. Bekure Tsegaye (EHNRI) Secretary Dr. Asfaw Debella (EHNRI) Ms. Tsige Tefferi (ENARP) Mr. Teshome Berhanu (EHNRI) Scientific/Technical Sub-Committee Dr. Yalemtsehay Mekonnen (BSE) Chairperson Dr. Girma Akalu (EHNRI) Secretary Dr. Ephrem Engidawork (School of Pharmacy) Dr. Teshome Gebre Michael (Inst. of Pathobiology) Dr. Senait Ashenafi (EMA) Ms.Yegomawork Gosaye (Nurses Association) Mr. Markos Abebe (AHRI) Mr. John Diranu Kariuki (KEMRI) Fund Raising Sub-Committee Mr. Tsegaye Bedane (ESTC) Chairman Dr. Bekure Tsegaye (EHNRI) Secretary Dr. Paulos Abebe (EHNRI) Ms Tsige Tefferi (ENARP) Mr. Awash Negewo (DKT) Mr. Awol Shifa (Chamber of Commerce) Mr. Hailu Zewge (AHRI) Mr. Habtamu Fuffa (EHNRI) Mr. Aseged Taye (EHNRI) Ms. Bethelehem Newayeselassie (EHNRI) Logistics & Finance Sub-Committee Mr. Abebe Berhanu (WHO) Chairman Dr. Asfaw Debella (EHNRI) Secretary Mr. Mekonnen Hungnaw (EHNRI) Mr. Abel Yeshaneh (EHNRI) Socio-Publicity Sub-Committee Mr. Taffesse Asfaw (Unity Uni. College) Chairman Mr. Teshome Berhanu (EHNRI) Secretary Dr. Asaminew Girma (EHNRI) Mr. Getachew Eyob (EHNRI) Mr. Yonas Taffesse (EHNRI) Mr. Woldemariam Girma (EHNRI) Announcement 24th AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES CONGRESS Venue: African Union Conference Centre Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sept 28- Oct 2, 2003 Theme: CHALLENGES AND STRATEGIES IN COMBATING HEALTH PROBLEMS IN AFRICA, TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS Organized by: The Ethiopian Health & Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI) In collaboration with The African Forum for Health Sciences (AFHES), African Union (AU) and World Health Organization (WHO) Background The African Health Sciences Congress (AHSC) is a premier scientific meeting. Each year, the congress is hosted by a National Health Research Institute in collaboration with other institutions interested in undertaking health related activities. The congress provides a forum for scientists from all over the world to meet and disseminate information emanating from their research activities. During the Congress, various tropical health issues are discussed in keynote addresses, special symposia, and scientific sessions both oral and poster forms. The congress also brings together various cadres from decision and policy makers, medical practitioners, other health workers, international donor agencies, related NGOs, institutional managers etc to discuss recent trends in health care delivery and emerging and re-emerging health problems. The Congress acts as a training ground for young scientists through interaction with their peers. For the purpose of conducting the 24th African Health Sciences Congress in Addis Ababa, a national committee comprised of research institutes, higher learning institutions, professional associations, government & non-government organizations as well as UN agencies is delegated. Scientific Programs · HIV/AIDS, STD and TB · Malaria and other Vector Borne Diseases · Nutrition and Health · Information Technology and Networking In Health Sector Development · Herbal/Traditional Medicine · Sexual and Reproductive Health · Gender and Health · Zoonotic Diseases of Public Health Importance · Dynamics of Human Behavior & Diseases In Communities · Clinical Trials, Drug and Vaccine Development · Epidemiology and Disease Control · Pharmacovigilance and Drug Resistance · Urbanization, Environment and Health Development Registration Information Kindly complete the enclosed registration form and e-mail or fax to the Congress Secretariat. Payment should be in USD either by International Money Order or bank draft. Upon payment, kindly notify the Secretariat well in advance. The Secretariat will send a confirmation of receipt to each registered participant whose payment has been received with the completed registration form. This confirmation letter must be presented as proof of payment at the Congress registration desk, during registration. Ethiopian residents may pay for registration in Ethiopian Birr. Online registration is also available. Refunds for cancellation of Congress registration must be claimed in writing to the Secretariat and administration charge of 20% will be deducted. Limited number of sponsorships will be available for young African participants whose abstracts will be accepted for presentation. Inquiries about the sponsorship should be directed to the Secretariat, at the address below.