BUIB: Exploring the Threats of Global Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases

Biaka University Institute of Buea today played host to a significant seminar under the theme “Global Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.” The event, which drew participants from the esteemed School of Health Sciences, aimed to deepen understanding and foster discussions on the challenges posed by infectious diseases on a global scale.

The seminar commenced with a warm welcome from the Vice-Chancellor; Dr. Mrs. Francisca Biaka who set the tone for an intellectually stimulating session. The participants, comprised of both faculty and students from the School of Health Sciences, gathered with an eagerness to delve into the intricate world of infectious diseases and their impact on global health.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academics; Professor Fonkeng Epah George took the stage to introduce the distinguished guest speaker for the day, Professor Judith Ndongo Torimiro. With a profile that spoke volumes of her expertise in the field of Research and Health and Environmental sciences, Professor Ndongo brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the seminar. Her impressive background in research and numerous awards and recognition added a layer of credibility to the event, making her a fitting authority to address the pressing issues at hand.

As Professor Ndongo took center stage, her presentation navigated through the intricacies of global emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. From the historical context to the contemporary challenges, the audience was taken on a journey that highlighted the evolving nature of infectious diseases and their potential impact on public health worldwide especially central Africa.

The presentation seamlessly merged scientific insights with real-world implications, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach to address the threats posed by these diseases. Professor Ndongo’s engaging delivery captivated the audience, fostering a keen interest in the subject matter.

Following the enlightening presentation, the seminar transitioned into a dynamic question and answer session. Participants eagerly seized the opportunity to engage with Professor Ndongo, seeking clarification on various aspects of the discussed topics. The interactive nature of this segment allowed for a deeper exploration of the subject matter, providing valuable insights and perspectives from both the speaker and the audience.

The questions posed ranged from the current state of infectious disease research to potential strategies for mitigating the impact of emerging threats. The exchange of ideas and knowledge during this session not only enriched the understanding of the participants but also highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in combating infectious diseases on a global scale.

The seminar at Biaka University Institute of Buea, focusing on “Global Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases,” proved to be an enlightening and thought-provoking event. The welcoming address by the Vice-Chancellor, the insightful introduction by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academics, and the engaging presentation by Professor Judith Ndongo collectively contributed to a memorable academic experience. The question and answer session served as a forum for the exchange of ideas, reinforcing the university and participants commitment to fostering knowledge and addressing critical issues in the field of health sciences.

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