AFROSAFE is a campaign made by the Pan African Congress of Radiology and Imaging (PACORI) and other radiation health workers in Africa. The campaign was launched during the 8th Scientific Congress of the PACORI. The colourful ceremony was presided over by the Director of Medical Services, Ministry of Health, Kenya Dr. Nicholus Muraguri. The minister pledged the support of government towards the realization of AFROSAFE objectives. Present were other dignitaries and representatives from IAEA, WHO, ISR, ISRRT.
AFROSAFE’s main objective is to unite with a common goal, to identify and address issues arising from radiation protection in medicine in Africa. The genesis of this campaign is the joint position statement by the IAEA and WHO known as the Bonn Call-for-Action which was released in 2013. The vision of AFROSAFE is: All radiation-based medical procedures in Africa appropriate and safely performed. AFROSAFE plans to achieve its goals through supporting adherence to policies, strategies and activities for the promotion of radiation safety.