The Board of the South Sudan General Medical Council (SSGMC), wishes to announce that it has formally applied and been accepted to join the ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL COUNCILS OF AFRICA (AMCOA) at the 19th annual Conference which was held at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort and Spa from the 31st August to 4th September 2015. AMCOA comprises of the following 16 countries-Botswana,Ghana,Kenya,Lesotho,Malawi,Mauritius,Nambia,Rwanda,Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe regulatory boards of which the South General Medical Council becomes the 17th Member. The Association of Medical Councils of Africa (AMCOA) is an Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities in Africa. The primary purpose of the association is to support medical regulatory authorities in Africa in the protection of the public interest by promoting high standards of medical education, registration and regulation, and facilitating the ongoing exchange of information among medical regulatory authorities. The association further exists to provide guidance to healthcare professional registered by member states with a view to ensure the provision of quality healthcare by the way of guidelines on various aspect of healthcare delivery such as setting standards for education and training, ethics guidelines , encouraging Continuous Professional Development (CPD) among others. Theme of the 19th Annual conference was on “Licensure for Medical and Dental Practice” with sub themes of,
  • Fitness to practice.
  • Certificate of status as best practice.
  • Mutual recognition and reciprocal licensing.
  • Continuous Professional Development.
  • Licensure of foreign trained medical and dental practitioners.