18 August 2017
The Surgical Foundation ( A charitable arm of the ASGBI) is inviting applications for its 2018 international bursary scheme. A number of bursaries will be made available to surgical trainees from poorly resourced countries............. Please click here for more details.
20 July 2017
Smile Train and the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa(COSECSA), have agreed to collaborate in a programme to provide Smile Train scholarships
for selected COSECSA trainees wishing to study plastic Surgery in Africa. For more details and application plese see the scholarship flier
12 July 2017
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) requires a dynamic, experienced Assistant Programme Director. For more details visit the following link:https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/355616708/
01 July 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the International Guest Scholarships for the year 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications and all supporting documentation is 3 July 2017.
Each Scholarship offers a stipend of $10,000 US, participation in the Clinical Congress, and the expectation of visits to several U.S. and Canadian clinical and research sites of the Scholar's choice. A mentor will be assigned to assist the Scholar to plan his or her tour.
Scholarship requirements and the online application form may be accessed from:
Also, the International Relations Committee announces the Community Surgeons Travel Awards program (CSTA) for 2018. This award assists international surgeons to attend the annual Clinical Congress, but places less emphasis upon their academic and publication achievement for eligibility and is open to a greater age range. This program offers a stipend of $4,000, and includes attendance and participation at Clinical Congress, gratis admission to several postgraduate courses and a mentor to provide advice. The application deadline is 3 July 2017 for Year 2018 awardees.
Program requirements and the online application form for CSTA may be accessed from:
02 June 2017
The Republic of Zambia has produced a National Surgical Obstetric and Anaesthesia Strategic plan (NSOASP) 2017-2021.The full document is available here
31 May 2017
19 May 2017
The call for abstract submission for the December 2017 Scientific Conference is now open. To submit your abstract Click here.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15th September 2017.
For more details about COSECSA 2017 AGM & Scientific Conference please visit the event page on the following link:http://www.cosecsa.org/news-events/cosecsa-2017-agm-scientific-conference
22 February 2017
We are glad to invite applications from young surgeons who are in a COSECSA Training Programme and who wish to present a scientific paper at the COSECSA-ASEA Scientific Conference held in December of each year. Click here for more details
16 December 2016
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10 November 2016
The RCS invites applications from overseas surgeons wishing to undertake further training for more details click here
04 November 2016
These new, first ever Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site Infection include a list of 29 concrete recommendations distilled by 20 of the world’s leading experts from 26 reviews of the latest evidence. The recommendations have also been published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and are designed to address the increasing burden of health care-associated infections on both patients and health care systems globally.
This is a world first and will be welcomed by doctors and patients alike. We encourage you all to access and promote the guidelines, publications and supporting tools http://www.who.int/gpsc/ssi-guidelines/en/index.html
Please also review the front page of the WHO website today: http://www.who.int/en/
02 November 2016
Clinical Officer Surgical Training in Africa(COST-Africa)is a collaboration between the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland,College of Medicine in Malawi,Surgical Society of Zambia,and Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen,the Netherlands,funded by the European Union’s Framework Seven(FP7) Programme. COST-Africa which was endorsed by COSECSA ,is an intervention implemented in Malawi and Zambia for testing the effectiveness,cost-effectiveness and feasibility of delivering safe emergency and limited elective surgery at district hospitals by providing surgical training to active non-physician clinicians (NPCs) at the request of national surgeons and with the support from the ministries of health.These two countries currently rely on NPCs for delivering surgery at district hospitals due to the limited number of surgeons
On 07th and 08th September 2016 COST Africa held a dissemination event at the Intercontinental hotel,in Lusaka,Zambia to present and discuss results from the intervention. For more details click here.