International Institutions

The following are organisations, NGOs and training institutions currently operating in the COSECSA region.

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Rotaplast

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia, Tanzania
Training Details
Working with local professionals, Rotarians, and other organizations, Rotaplast sends multidisciplinary medical teams to provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of children with cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. Rotaplast supports education and research towards prevention of cleft lip and/or palate.
Website
http://www.rotaplast.org

Sightsavers

COSECSA Countries Participation
Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique
Training Details
Training of Opthamologists, as well as training other medical cadres in eye care
Website
www.sightsavers.org

Surgeons of Hope Foundation

COSECSA Countries Participation
Mozambique
Maputo Heart Institue, Mozambique
Training Details
Established a Heart Institute in Maputo, regular visits to conduct surgery and train. Chain of Hope also involved.
Website
www.surgeonsofhope.org

Surgeons Overseas

COSECSA Countries Participation
Malawi
QECH, KCH, Malawi
Training Details
Workshops in Malawi to teach insertion of Self Expanding Metal Stents for esophageal cancer and nurse education for palliative care
Website
www.humanitariansurgery.org/page2/page2.html

Specialists Without Borders

COSECSA Countries Participation
Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Malawi
Training Details
Surgical training seminars including trauma
Website
www.specialistswithoutborders.org

Transforming Faces

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia
Yekatit 12
Training Details
Support local surgeons and specialists in the development and delivery of advanced training programs in plastic surgery, anaesthetic nursing and speech therapy. Focus on cleft lips and palates
Website
www.transformingfaces.org

University i Bergen

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa University, MCMC Ethiopia
Training Details
Aimss to establish a sustainable Neurosurgery Service and Training Programme. Long-term goal to establish a Centre of Excellence in Neurosurgery. With Haukeland
Website
http://www.uib.no/cih/en/

University of British Columbia

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia
Gondar, Ethiopia. Mulago, Uganda
Training Details
Gondar: development of undergraduate surgical teaching and postgraduate subspecialty training, trauma receiving program, surgical research; and surgical care continuing education to surrounding district hospitals. Mulago: see "USTOP"
Website
www.internationalsurgery.ubc.ca

University of California San Diego

COSECSA Countries Participation
Mozambique
Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique
Training Details
Improving surgical care in rural areas of Mozambique and building surgical research capacity within UEM
Website
http://med.ucsd.edu/globalhealth.shtml

University of California San Francisco

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique
Muhimbili N.H. Tanzania, Mulago Uganda
Training Details
International summit in San Franciscso to train surgeons in orthopaedic techniques with IGOT
Website
http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu

University of North Carolina

COSECSA Countries Participation
Uganda, Malawi
KCH, Malawi
Training Details
Permanant surgical training programme
Website
www.med.unc.edu/surgery/world

UROLink

COSECSA Countries Participation
Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique
Hawassa Ethiopia, UTH Zambia, Uni of Nairobi Kenya
Training Details
Urological Training of Trainee Surgeons
Website
www.baus.org.uk/urolink

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