n South African Gastroenterology Review - 5th Liver interest group meeting : viral hepatitis in Africa
Saturday 29 November 2014 : Cape Town : Gastroenterology Foundation

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1812-1659



The outstanding feature of this meeting was the fact that it was the first occasion on which hepatologists / gastroenterologists from elsewhere in Africa attended and took an active part in the meeting. It has long been apparent that the future of Hepatology/ Gastroenterology in Africa would depend upon an active interaction and collaboration between experts in these fields from all parts of the continent - this was confirmed at this meeting. The populations of the African continent are beset by numerous illnesses, many of which have their highest incidences in, or are unique to, the continent. The solution to these problems will require a close interaction between experts from all parts of the Africa, a fact that that was clearly demonstrated during the discussion.

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