WASHINGTON, DC - (NewMediaWire) - September 16, 2015 - Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, is pleased to announce The Constituency for Africa (CFA) today announced its 2015 Ronald H. Brown (RHB) African Affairs Series that will be held from September 14-19, 2015 in the nation's capital. During the next four days the 2015 RHB African Affairs Series focuses on the theme of "Strengthening Capacity in Africa to Address Health, Economic, and Technology Challenges."
Sponsored by elite organizations such as The African Capacity Building Foundation, Nixon Peabody, DTCA, Chevron, USAID, and the Cannabis Science Research Foundation.
Please visit http://www.2015cfarhb.org for the complete program and sponsorship listing.
Lead by Melvin P. Foote, CEO & President Founder of the CFA & Special Advisor to Cannabis Science Inc., and the Cannabis Science Research Foundation. Mr. Melvin P. Foote is a pioneer in the field of African Affairs with over 35 years of experience and has worked in over 30 African countries and is recognized as a leading expert on issues related to African policies and programs. Mr. Foote founded the Constituency for Africa (CFA) in 1990, in order to establish a network of organizations, groups and individuals committed to the progress and empowerment of Africa and African people worldwide. CFA's mission is to build public and private support for Africa, and to help shape a progressive U.S. policy towards Africa.
"The theme, Strengthening Capacity in Africa to Address Health, Economic, and Technology Challenges, aligns with CFA's focus for this year of strengthening healthcare infrastructure in Africa; promoting the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) revolution; urging the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act; and advocating for the engagement of the Diaspora in U.S.-Africa policy," said CFA's President and CEO, Melvin Foote.
At the heart of the RHB Events sponsored in part by Mr. Dabney through the Cannabis Science Foundation will be a Town Hall Meeting to be held at the US State Department, which will focus on Strategies for Strengthening African Healthcare Infrastructure. This Town Hall meeting is the high point in this year's program, and is the culmination of CFA work led by Mr. Dabney, and CFA leadership, which began eight months ago. As is the practice of Mr. Foote and the CFA leadership, this response to the most recent health and healthcare crises in West Africa is marked by attention to detail, and clear policy analyses. As well a STEM in Africa Forum, a Trade & Investment Caucus hosted by the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency, a Democracy & Governance Roundtable, and a world-wide Infrastructure and Development Conference Call with Diaspora leaders, the 2015 RHB African Affairs Series is designed to break institutional and programmatic barriers that all too often are a function of bilateral and multilateral support.
The Ebola epidemic exposed large and fundamental healthcare insufficiencies on the African continent, and these deficits inform CFA's response. This response includes: an in-depth evaluation of the health status and healthcare infrastructure of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA); an examination of Food Security and Agriculture (food security is associated with much of the preventable burdens of disease in many SSA countries); an evaluation of the status of Health Professionals, Health Professional Education and Healthcare Research; and an examination of the political and policy framework of the healthcare system.
Named after the late Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown, the RHB African Affairs Series is planned and organized by CFA each year in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Conference. The RHB African Affairs Series is designed to educate, inform and engage the American public on critical challenges, issues, and concerns facing Africa; help link members of the CBC and their staff to African challenges, issues and concerns; and promote a proactive and sustainable U.S.-Africa foreign policy agenda. Over the years, the RHB African Affairs Series has convened more than 200 workshops and forums that have advanced advocacy, analysis of government policy initiatives, knowledge transfer, and the mobilization of public and private sector groups. For more than two decades CFA has presented this series to bring together African and American political, diplomatic, policy, civic, academic, and private sector leaders to engage in deep discussions of the critical issues of concern for Africans. Leaders of the African diaspora play a key role in developing the series and participate extensively in the discussions that form the heart of this annual engagement. CFA has worked on the broad agenda of African development for over 25 years and has been a key driver in the development of coherent US African policies such as the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Ronald Brown Series is a primary vehicle for the identification and development of a policy and action agenda for CFA.
All of the CFA Board Members will be attending the Board Meeting of Constituency for Africa (CFA) and several programs of the CFA's 2015 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series including; Mr. Raymond C. Dabney, President and CEO of Cannabis Science Inc., and the Cannabis Science Research Foundation as well as the recent appointment as a Director of the CFA & Vice-Chairman of the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Committee, Dr. Roscoe M. Moore Jr. DVM, PhD., D.Sc., United States Assistant Surgeon General (Retired), Interim Chairman of the CFA & Chairman of the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Committee & Special Senior Advisor and Senior member of the CBIS Scientific Advisory Board, Allen A. Herman, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D., Founding Dean of South Africa's National School of Public Health, former co-director of joint projects between the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and member of the CFA African Healthcare Infrastructure Committee & member of the CBIS Scientific Advisory Board.
About the Constituency for Africa
CFA's mandate is to educate the U.S. public about Africa and U.S. policy on Africa; to mobilize an advocacy and activist constituency for Africa; and to foster cooperation among a broad-based coalition of American, African, and international organizations and individuals committed to the progress and empowerment of Africa and African people. CFA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
The Cannabis Science Research Foundation
CSRF is a non-profit organization, and is a new source of hope for a world where countless medical conditions affect millions of people in the United States alone. It is not just any foundation; it is an institute bringing new findings about the endocannabinoid system to light using state of the art research. The findings from the research will guide the Foundation to develop new products, enter the FDA, and perform clinical studies.
About Cannabis Science, Inc.
Cannabis Science, Inc., takes advantage of its unique understanding of metabolic processes to provide novel treatment approaches to a number of illnesses for which current treatments and understanding remain unsatisfactory. Cannabinoids have an extensive history dating back thousands of years, and currently, there are a growing number of peer-reviewed scientific publications that document the underlying biochemical pathways that cannabinoids modulate. The Company works with leading experts in drug development, medicinal characterization, and clinical research to develop, produce, and commercialize novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment for illnesses caused by infections as well as for age-related illness. Our initial focus is on skin cancers, HIV/AIDS, and neurological conditions. The Company is proceeding with the research and development of its proprietary drugs as a part of this initial focus: CS-S/BCC-1, CS-TATI-1, and CS-NEURO-1, respectively.
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