African Steering Committee

Sub-Sahara Africa

MDAfrican Steering Committee Chair Prof. Njideka Okubadejo.S is currently building a critical mass of members in Africa to achieve the creation of an MDS African Regional Section. These efforts are led by the African Steering Committee. Please find a Letter of Invitation from African Steering Committee Chair Prof. Njideka Okubadejo here.

The African Steering Committee is currently searching for members in Africa to help guide MDS's education efforts in Africa as members of the MDS-African Section Education Committee.

The African Steering committee encourages all clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders to apply for membership with MDS to help build the critical mass of members that will be founding members of the MDS African Regional Section.

Many members in Africa can qualify for free MDS membership through Waived Dues Membership. View more information on Waived Dues Membership as well as a list of eligible countries.  

African Steering Committee Members
  • ​Njideka Okubadejo (Chair) - Nigeria
  • Masharip Atadzhanov - Zambia
  • Jonathan Carr - South Africa
  • Kigocha Okeng'o - Tanzania
  • Ali Shalash - Egypt 

African Education Committee Members (2019-2020)
  • ​Ali Shalash (Chair) - Egypt
  • ​Jonathon Carr (Chair) - South Africa
  • Jacques Doumbe - Cameroon
  • Emmanuel Epenge - Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Biniyam Ayele - Ethiopia 
  • Juzar Hooker - Kenya
  • Houyam Tibar - Morocco
  • Samia Ben Sassi - Tunisia
  • Ferzana Amod - South Africa 
  • Riaan van Coller - South Africa
  • Augustina Charway-Felli - Ghana
  • Ademola Oremosu - Nigeria

Past Courses

Overview of Movement Disorders for Physicians, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHP)
April 29-May 3, 2019
Moshi, Tanzania

1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists: Fundamentals of Movement Disorders
January 17-19, 2018
Cairo, Egypt

Movement Disorders Overview for Practicing Clinicians
December 7-9, 2018
Lagos, Nigeria

DWEP: Physiotherapy
July 20-21, 2018
Accra, Ghana
Mary Wetani Agoriwo

Ambassador Program: Telemedicine Annual Meeting
March 3, 2018
Cairo, Egypt
Tamer Emara

Virtual Professor Program: Parkinson’s Disease Curriculum
April 2018-July 2018
Cairo, Egypt
Alia Hassan

DWEP: Movement Disorders: Practical Approach for Diagnosis and Movement Management
May 1-3, 2017
Dakar, Senegal
Moustapha Ndiaye

DWEP: 2nd Moroccan Congress of Neurophysiology
October 26-28, 2017
Rabat, Morocco
Chraa Mohamed

Parkinson's Disease Nurse Course
January 11-12, 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Movement Disorders Course for Non-Specialist Doctors
March 23-24, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Parkinson's Disease Nurse Specialist Course for Southern Africa
September 18-21, 2014
Johannesburg, South Africa

Neurology training for non-Neurologists in West Africa: Focus on Parkinson's Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders
September 15-18, 2013
Accra, Ghana

MDS-ES 2013 Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 26-28, 2013
London, United Kingdom

First East African Parkinson's disease nurse specialist (PDNS) course, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College
December 10-14, 2012
Moshi, Tanzania

Caring for the Majority
Telemedicine Task Force Course
Douala, Cameroon


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