Concerted efforts are being made by COSECSA to enrol and support women in surgical training programmes.
Established in 2015, Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA), is an independent representative group for female surgeons, surgical trainees, and women who may be interested in pursuing a career in surgical training, which has been set up under the auspices of COSECSA.
WiSA promotes training, education and the general welfare of female surgeons and surgeons in training in the Africa region. Through various networking forums, WiSA supports the exchange of experiences, advice and strategies among female surgeons around Africa.
WiSA will be officially launched in December 2015 and formal elections for a Chairperson and board members will take place at the next COSECSA AGM.
For more information on becoming a WiSA Member or to register for the WiSA Launch Event see: www.womeninsurgeryafrica.org