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The Development of Football Medicine at CAF is aimed at increasing the pool of personnel trained in Sports Science and Medicine through educational programs and to provide comprehensive professional health care to all players at all levels in Africa.

In addition, one of CAF Sport Medicine Committee’s responsibilities is to ensure that appropriate medical care is in place as per established FIFA standards during training and tournaments. Finally, CAF encourages research as a tool for development and to fight against doping in football through awareness and controls.

A CAF Medical Congress is held every two years prior to the start of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations and it involves CAF affiliated members, doctors of all African A national teams as well as sports medicine officials and professionals.

The CAF Medical Congress serves as a key platform to raise awareness of major issues in football medicine and highlights the latest findings and research initiatives in Africa and around the world.

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Medical experts discuss protection of players in Cairo

Medical experts discuss protect ...

28 November 2017

Medical experts from the continent and beyond have assembled in Cairo, Egypt, for the CAF Medical Seminar, to discuss relevant issues related to improving the medical aspect of the game on the continent.

CAF keen to establish Health Map for African Footballers

CAF keen to establish Health Ma ...

17 October 2016

Plans are far advanced towards the establishment of a Health Map for African Footballers by the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF)

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