MUST Student elected Vice-President of the Federation of African Medical Students Association

Muganzi David Jolly, The Vice President of the Federation of African Medical Students Associatio (FAMSA)

Muganzi David Jolly, a second-year student of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at MUST has been elected as the Vice President of the Federation of Africa Medical Students Association (FAMSA) at the Assocation’s 32nd General Assembly held at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from 18th -24th November 2018. The event also served to mark the 50th Anniversary of FAMSA.

The Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations is an association with a vision of improving the health of African people. In line with their vision, the week-long conference was themed, Repositioning Healthcare In Africa For Sustainable Development.

Muganzi David Jolly is also a student leader in student led associations at MUST serving as  Director of Publications in the Medical Students Association, he is an executive member of the Students One Health Club (OHCEA) , an International Campus Ambassador of FAMSA where he is currently Vice President  after being voted in at the 32nd FAMSA GA held in University of Ibadan.

Note from Mr. Muganzi David Jolly

I got interested in the FAMSA GA and Scientific Conference 2018 because I believed that it was a golden opportunity to learn more about health in Africa. I know that the more you know about health the more you can contribute significantly.  The need to network and grow my social circle and the fact that I love activities outside the lecture room were also reasons for my interest.

Working around the theme, “Repositioning healthcare in Africa for sustainable development” I learnt a lot about the various drivers of health in Africa and what I, as a student can do to better health. Speakers from; WHO, Johnson & Johnson, Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and many health organizations provided knowledge that has reshaped my perception about healthcare in Africa. I have been triggered to think in various dimensions. I have been able to make friends form Nigeria, Sudan, Cameroon, Botswana, Somalia and other countries. I got a platform to present an abstract about Promotion and Implementation of One health Activities. This was based on my field attachment with One Health Central and East Africa (OHCEA).

I hope to share knowledge and wonderful experiences with students at MUST. I also hope to apply the knowledge I have attained.

I thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof Celestino Obua and Dean Faculty of Medicine, Associate Prof. Gertrude Kiwanuka for funding my travel. I am grateful to OHCEA for giving me a chance to be part of the One Health Institute 2018 where I carried out research that was presented.

The MUST community congratulates David on this important milestone.