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Activities to Reach Africa Project, Ad hoc Committee

The mission of the Activities to Reach Africa Project, Ad hoc Committee is to establish a gastrointestinal endoscopic skill transfer program in partnership with collaborating institutions on the African continent.

This Committee is co-chaired by: 

The Committee’s goals are:

  • To develop and implement quality education in digestive endoscopy and
  • To increase access and knowledge of endoscopy in underserved areas of the world.

The long-standing Outreach Committee of WEO has had this focus for years, but at the entry of Prof. Fabian Emura as new president of WEO, the focus on colleagues in Africa was further underlined by the establishment of the Activities to Reach Africa (ARA) project, with a specific ad hoc committee chaired by Lars Aabakken and Kulwinder Dua. The mission of the Committee is to place additional emphasis on various activities to support this region, where a number of factors are missing to allow for sufficient and sufficiently good GI endoscopy. Details can be read in the Committee Terms of Reference.

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