Botho University’s Faculty of Health and Education Research Conference (FHERC) held a Health and Education Research conference on Thursday 8th November 2018, at Botho University – Gaborone Campus, under the theme: Roles of Health and Education for sustainable growth and development in Africa. Under consideration during the conference were mainly 8 sub-themes that are as follows:
- Primary Health and Sustainable Development
- Health Education and Development
- Education and Preventive health
- The nexus between Education, Poverty and Health
- Education Technology and Health
- Health Information Systems
- Outcome-based Education and Sustainable Development
- Educational Technologies
Vice Chancellor of Botho University Mrs. Sheela Ram delivered the welcome address, after which Dr. Tiny Masupe, from the Department of Family Med & Public Health, University of Botswana delivered the keynote address. Dr. Masupe talked about the role of education in insuring good health, the need for inter-professional collaboration between health practitioners and the need for health professional to be change agents as health care is very dynamic.
There were 22 papers presented overall, 6 of which were from FHE final year students as well as 12 from Botho University staff and 4 from outside/industry. These presentations were conducted in parallel sessions in Otse Theatre 1 and 3 with an attendance of 53 presenters and 50 delegates.
The day was interesting to the students in attendance and academic researchers from different institutions as they interacted by posing questions to the presenters.