The second 5-Year Strategic Plan of the West African College of Physicians (WACP) covers the period 2013-2017. The development of the Plan was highly participatory, including the involvement of the Francophone and the small Anglophone Chapters. The process was guided to its conclusion by a team under the leadership of Dr. Roger A. O. Makanjuola In this Strategic Plan, there are provisions for the creation of new departments and units in the College. The Plan also provides room for expansion of the College and for establishment of collaborative linkages with appropriate professional bodies within and beyond the West African Sub-region. As profound appreciation is expressed to all who participated in the process, may the same spirit of cooperation constrain all Members, Fellows, Chapters and the College Committees to be actively involved in the implementation of the plan. The collective efforts of all will yield the achievement of the desired goals of the College, including training of high quality medical specialists and delivery of improved health services for the people in the West African Sub-region. Thus, the College shall be taken to another level of regional appreciation and international recognition.
Siahe Benson Barh, MD, FWACP