The Prime Minister, Head of Government, representing the Head of State has opened the International Congress on Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery this 24th April 2018.
The ceremony at the Yaounde Conference Centre brought together some Government Ministers and over 700 participants from 21 countries.
Addressing the assembly, the President of the African Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (AFSGE) and the Local Organising Committee Chair Prof Jean Marie Kasia expressed the wish that at the end of congress, more women will benefit from endoscopic surgery.
The Honorary Chair of the Congress, Prof Victor Gomel of Canada on his part, discussed the benefits of the congress to medical students.
He argues that it is imperative to pass on knowledge to future doctors for a better medical platform.
The President of the International Society for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (ISGE) who is also President of the Congress, Dr Robert T O’Shea praised the Government of Cameroon.
He lauds the country’s decision to develop endoscopic surgery through the Applied Research, Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproduction Hospital Centre (CHARCERH) which has been partnering with his institution, the ISGE.
Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Andre Mama Fouda added his voice to highlight the importance of the congress.
The Public Health boss saluted the Head of State H.E. Paul Biya and wife Chantal Biya for the interest in endoscopic surgery as manifested through the creation of CHARCERH.
The congress which ends on 27th April 2018 combines theoritical lessons, practical workshops and exhibitions to present the latest in the field of gynaecological endoscopic surgery.