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9th Annual Scientific Conference in Kabul

Review of the 9th Annual Scientific Conference of the French Institute of Mother and Child Health in Kabul (FMIC)

The annual conference of the FMIC was held in Kabul on September 3, 2019. The 9th edition of this international conference focused on access and quality of care for Afghans.

The event brought together more than 300 participants including the Afghan Minister of Public Health, Mr. Ferozuddin Feroz, the President of La Chaîne de l'Espoir, Dr. Eric Cheysson, the vascular surgeon of the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Dr. Jean-Michel Davaine as well as representatives from ministries, the diplomatic community, AKDN agencies, national and international NGOs, civil society and health care providers.

More than 300 participants from all over the world

107 scientific articles were presented to participants from all over the world on topics such as health governance, technology and innovation, maternal and child reproductive health and clinical practices.

A synthesis on the evolution of cardiovascular surgery worldwide was also presented by Dr. Jean-Michel Davaine, keynote speaker. The main objective is to develop vascular surgery at the FMIC through the support of volunteer doctors from La Chaîne de l'Espoir over several years.  

This conference aims to create a sustainable platform for discussion and networking among the scientific and medical community and government officials. The platform aims to discuss, debate and share around issues and measures related to health care science.

Funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), the Aga Khan Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and the FMIC, the conference also provided an opportunity to see the progress of medical care for Afghans who are increasingly choosing to be treated in their country.