Eldoret, 01 October, 2019 / 1:37 am (ACI Africa).
The just concluded conference that saw African scholars present research papers around the theme “Christianity, holistic health and healing in Africa” at a time when health matters seem to preoccupy people on the continent more than before has been described as “timely”.
“When we look at the health challenges we are facing as a nation, issues like poverty that constraints people's ability to access health services and also challenges from our Counties in terms of capacity, in terms of equipment, this session was important,” Florence Nassiwa who was among the organizers of the annual writers’ conference of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) told ACI Africa on the sidelines of the conference.
“Looking at the theme it is timely because health is an issue of concern to everyone,” Ugandan-born Nassiwa emphasized.
“Such forums where people are told how they can go about their health issues especially counseling even in the traditional way of seeking healing were all timely,” she added, recalling the various presenters who reflected on mental challenges that have affected populations and especially the role of counselors in society.
Dubbed “international writers’ conference,” the an annual event brings together scholars at CUEA’s Gaba campus in Kenya’s fifth largest city of Eldoret to present research papers that are later reviewed for publication in the African Ecclesial Review (AFER).