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RASCO was launched in 2004 and is one of the largest Radiographer gatherings in Africa. It is held with the aim to; promote research in radiography, ensure dissemination and sharing of medical knowledge and experiences in Radiological sciences, provide a forum for discussing topical issues, provide a forum for discussing policy issues that affect radiological services and healthcare delivery in the continent of Africa, act as a catalyst for participants to come up with prudent programmes and pragmatic policies in CPD, and to act as a meeting point for local and international Radiographers.

SORK develops different RASCO themes every two years. Here is the chronology of the previous three RASCOs:

  1. 6th RASCO 2014: Challenges and Opportunities in Radiography practice.

  2. 7th RASCO 2016: Radiographer of the 21st Century and beyond: Repositioning of Radiography practice.

  3. 8th RASCO 2018: Up-scaling Radiography & Imaging towards Universal Healthcare Coverage.


This Pre-conference will take place from 16th to 17th October 2020 in conjunction with International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the theme “Justification and Optimization of medical exposures in imaging the pediatric patient”. The objectives of the workshop would be:

  1. The role and responsibilities of radiographers in the justification of medical exposure to the pediatric patients.
  2. The importance of optimization of the radiation exposure of the pediatric patients.
  3. The role of the radiographer in the process of establishing facility and national Diagnostic Reference levels for pediatric imaging procedures.

RASCO 2020 shall be held on 16th -19th October 2020 at Shaza beach and resort in Shanzu Mombasa (North Coast). The theme for RASCO 2020 is “UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: Integrating Radiography and Imaging in the Global Agenda’’.

The previous three RASCOs have consistently addressed need to bring Radiography practice at bar in order to increase accessibility. This has been driven by the Bonn call for action for SDG that seeks to deliver health care that is accessible, affordable and sustainable. Kenyan Government in a view to reach this call, declared UHC in its vision 2030 to accelerate the attainment of the global agenda for Kenyans.


RASCO is organized and executed by the following committees that are appointed by council from time to time:


The terms of reference (TOR) are as follows:
  1. Source for possible sponsors of RASCO 2020.

  2. Write Proposals/Concept Paper for funding RASCO 2020.

  3. Identify special guests to officiate RASCO 2020 (closing and opening ceremony).

  4. Provide a projected budget for RASCO 2020.

  5. Co-ordinate all activities related to RASCO 2020.

  6. Attend all RASCO 2020 meetings promptly.

  7. Co-ordinate the International Visitors Itinerary (arrivals, wellbeing and departures).

  1. Mr. Kenneth Kariuki - Convener

  2. Mr. Jonah Chitira - Secretary

  3. Mr. Longino Mucheusi

  4. Mr. John Soet

  5. Mrs. Zafarani Ali

  6. Mr. Andrew Thiongo

  7. Mr. Philip Wambua Kyengo

  8. Mrs. Victoria Koi

  9. Elizabeth Maswili


The terms of reference (TOR) of the committee are as follows:
  1. Write Proposals/Concept Paper for funding RASCO 2020.

  2. Identify the possible Theme and Sub-themes for RASCO 2020.

  3. Preparation of RASCO 2020 booklets and other materials.

  4. Call for and receive abstracts for RASCO 2020.

  5. Develop the Conference Program and Coordinate its Implementation.

  6. Attend all RASCO meetings promptly.

  7. Co-ordinate the International Visitors Itinerary (arrivals, wellbeing and departures).

  1. Dr. Solomon Kilaha - Convener

  2. Benard Ondari - Deputy Convener

  3. Mrs. Evelyn Wasike - Secretary

  4. Mr. Martin Kamanda

  5. Mr. Jackson Muli

  6. Mrs. Margaret Njuwe


The terms of reference (TOR) of the committee are as follows:
  1. Sourcing for cheaper rates for alternative accommodation for RASCO 2020 delegates closer to the venue.

  2. Transport logistics for RASCO 2020 within Mombasa.

  3. Identifying a suitable excursion sites for RASCO 2020 and deal with logistics.

  4. Planning for the pre-conference activities.

  5. Helping RASCO Central Committee in identifying local guests and sourcing funds locally.

  6. Attend all RASCO meetings promptly.

  1. Janet Nyati - Convener

  2. Mr. Gilbert Galgalo - Deputy Convener

  3. Ms. Victoria Khamati - Secretary

  4. Mr. Japheth Ogada - Treasurer

  5. Mrs. Ann Jerotich-Member

  6. Mr. Fredrick Mugie - Member

  7. Ms. Faith W. Kimunge - Member

  8. Mr. Mohamed Sudi - Member


The Country You Need to Visit

A country located in eastern Africa hosting about 40 million people. Located along the equatorial line bordering Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the West, South Sudan to the North, Ethiopia to North East and Somalia to Eastern & bank of Indian coastline to south eastern. Kenyans are generally very hospitable people; peace loving and they are governed by the National Government and 47 county governments where Mombasa city is county number 001.

Mombasa County - Venue for RASCO 2020

Welcome to Mombasa the second largest city in Kenya, lying along Indian Ocean Coastline. The city is the centre of the coastal tourism industry. The original Arabic name is Manbasa; in Kiswahili it is called Kisiwa Cha Mvita (or Mvita for short), which means "Island of War”, due to the many changes in its ownership and the battles that brought about the changes in ownership. Mombasa, a melting pot of languages and cultures from all sides of the Indian Ocean, waits like an exotic dessert for travelers who make it to Kenya's coastline. Having more in common with Dar es Salaam than Nairobi, Mombasa's blend of India, Arabia and Africa cultures can be intoxicating, and many visitors find themselves seduced by East Africa's biggest and most cosmopolitan port despite its grime and sleaze, which somehow only adds to the place's considerable charm. Mombasa is one bestowed with such beautiful beaches with white sandy beaches and a deep historical and cultural heritage that most travelers cannot resist the beauty of the beaches and the history surrounding this city is simply marvelous.

The choice of RASCO hosting city is based on SORK members’ preference. Most RASCO have been hosted in Mombasa city which is the most popular destination for anyone wishing to blend fun with education. RASCO 2020 therefore was proposed to be held in Mombasa once again. Mombasa people are quite hospitable and humbled. Mombasa is warm and humid with average temperatures of about 25°C (76°F) during the month of September to October. Visitors are encouraged to wear light. As we welcome our visitors yet again to Mombasa, please grab few Kiswahili accents such as “Hakuna matata’’ (No problem), “Jambo” (Hello) and “Asante” (Thank you).


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