19 January 2018
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. Apply now for 2018 intake! For more details and application plese see the scholarship flier
14 December 2017
The COSECSA President, Prof Miliard Derbew delivered a speech at the COSECSA 18th Annual General Meeting on December 06, 2017 Maputo, Mozambique.For more details please Click here
31 October 2017
The ACS- COSECSA Women Scholars award winners are announced. To see who are the winners..... Please click here
11 October 2017
WiSA is now taking applications for three grants aimed at supporting female surgical trainees. The following organisations are generously sponsoring one grant each: The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland / COSECSA Collaboration, the Association of Women Surgeons and the COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) Programme. For more information click here
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.
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
19 May 2017
The call for abstract submission for the December 2017 Scientific Conference is now closed.
The deadline for submission of abstracts passed on 5th October 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
Click here to view the speech
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.