Science, engineering and medicine that impacts the community and positively affects health outcomes necessitates that the stakeholders such as individuals, families, communities, governments, industry and academia are empowered with the information, knowledge, leadership and skills to recognize opportunity, aggressively pursue solutions and overcome the challenges that stand in the way of healthy lives for all. In order to enable sustainable science, cord blood banking, stem cell research and technology that can be translated into solutions that benefit Africa, populations of African descent and all peoples of the world IFASEMB will go above and beyond to train scientists, and educate communities about the potential impact of science, stem cells, biobanking and genomics technologies on human health. Furthermore, we will promote the highest ethical standards of human subject’s research and human rights that protects men, women and children regardless of ethnic origin, religion gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. We will promote the use of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and leap frogging technologies.
- Capacity building activities
- Community outreach and education
- Support social innovation
There are many technical challenges to developing sustainable basic biomedical research as well as health care services in the Africa and many parts of the developing world. Some of these challenges include poor electricity infrastructure, communications networks, and transportation routes to remote areas. IFASEMB will promote the use of more efficient, lower infrastructure or leapfrogging technology such as wireless and solar power, telehealth and electronic medical records. Furthermore, sourcing and maintaining medical and research equipment as well as building infrastructure for basic services in resource poor communities will be essential for successful biomedical research that successfully impacts the health of populations in Africa and other parts of the developing world. There are many organizations that work to create sustainable infrastructure and technology in the developing world. Their continued efforts will be essential to creating communities that will benefit from biomedical research. IFASEMB will work alongside these organizations to increase access to additional communities in need.