29 September 2016
18 July 2016
The latest ECAJS- Journal issue is now available at http://www.cosecsa.org/about/publications/ecajs-journal
Ms Elysha Brennan, an Irish celebrity, recently travelled to Tanzania to see first hand the good work of COSECSA and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) / COSECSA collaboration programme. Ms Brennan is the "Rose of Tralee," the winner of an annual international competition which is celebrated among Irish communities all over the world. She is also a medical student, and has a keen interest in surgery.
Ms Brennan visited four COSECSA accredited hospitals: Muhimbili National Hospital, Muhimbili Orthopaedic and Neurological Institute, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, meeting COSECSA surgeons, trainees, and the patients benefitting from their care. She also visited the COSECSA Secretariat and the RCSI/COSECSA mobile surgical skills unit, currently in Arusha.
We are saddened to announce the untimely death of Dr. Joel NamungubaMbute who tragically passed away after a road traffic accident at Soi bridge, along the Kitale - Eldoret route in Kenya.
• An Orthopedic Surgeon working atKitale District Hospital in Kenya
• Young Fellow and Graduate of COSECSA, the College of Surgeons in East, central and Southern Africa.
• A father of two Children, married to Dr. Maureen Ochieng', a specialist in Oral Biology, a lecturer at Moi University School of Dentistry, and a member of The Kenya Dental Association - North Rift Branch
He took his Fellowship examinations in 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Graduated the same year.
The COSECSA President wrote: “It is a shocking news for all of us. A big loss to his family, his country and to Africa. He was fighting the odds of trauma and RTA. Unfortunately he became the victim himself.
COSECSA wishes strength to his close families, friends and his patients.
A study outlining the surgical workforce in the COSECSA region was recently published on the World Journal of Surgery
It contains a detailed breakdown of information on surgeons in the region. Please follow this link:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00268-016-3601-3
COSECSA has published its strategic plan for 2016-2020. This plan forms the central pillar of COSECSA- it is a product of rigorous and widespread discussion and consultations of various stakeholders. This document will guide change and improvement of the College. It will serve as the basis for decision making, budget allocations and day to day operations of the college. There are four goals in our new strategic plan: 1) Graduate 500 surgeons by 2020 2).Achieve Excellence in Training and Research 3) Maintain Best Practice in Examination and Assessment 4) Build to Organizational Excellence and Financial Sustainability. Each of the goals has priority and supporting actions. COSECSA looks forward to working collaboratively and in partnership with like-minded institutions who share our mission. To view the complete strategic plan please visit the following link: Click to download
01 June 2016
The College of Surgeons East Central Southern Africa has learnt with deep shock of the untimely death of our long standing Council Member and Loyal fellow Prof. Mohamed Labib.
You will recall Prof. Labib as our Chair of the Education, Training and Research Committee from 2007 to 2013.
Before his demise he was the Head of the Surgery Department, School of Medicine, University of Namibia and was recently appointed as the external examiner for COSECSA for Urology.
He is remembered as a humble, hardworking committed fellow of COSECSA and has been pioneering Namibia to join COSECSA- plans which were underway.
Please extend your deepest sympathy for the loss through the secretary of the Namibian surgical society - Dr. A .Munika email: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Let’s join his family in this time of sorrow. May his soul rest in eternal peace.
27 May 2016
COSECSA endoses the candidature of H.E Dr. Teodros Adhanom to be the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
Click here to view the endosment
16 March 2016
The Executive Council Committee members of the college, who are mandated to manage the affairs of the College, gathered inArusha, Tanzania at the COSECSA headquarters, in the premises of ECSA-HC on 11th and 12th March 2016.
It was an effective meeting with successful outcomes on pushing the agenda of the college forward. The Executive Council Members took the opportunity to meet the ECSA-HC delegates to discuss various issues relevant to their relationship and organizational growth.
The Meeting was attended by The President Dr. Milliard Derbew, Vice President Prof. Pankaj Jani, Secretary General Prof. Eric Borgstein, Treasurer Dr. Jane Fualal, Registrar Prof. Erzingatsian Krikor, Chair of Finance and General Purpose Committee Dr. Robert Mhina, Chair of Examinations and Credentials Committee Dr. Abebe Bekele, Chair of Education, Research and Scientific Committee Dr. Laston Chikoya and the Immediate Past President Prof. Stephen Ogendo.
Secretariat was in attendance during the meetings; the CEO Ms. Rosemary Mugwe, Senior Programme Officer Ms. Judith Andrew and the Examinations and Training Officer Mr. Christopher Minja.
The RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme was well represented by Dr. Avril Hutch.
10 March 2016
The COSECSA 2016 Training Calendar is now available and is updated with new courses on a regular basis.
COSECSA currently provides training across nine countries including Basic Science, Train the Trainer, Basic Surgicial Skills FCS Seminars and Essential Surgical Skills courses. To find out more or register for an upcoming courses please contact the relevant contact person listed on the Training Calendar.
08 March 2016
COSECSA celebrates the determination and commitment of the women surgeons who have played an extraordinary role in providing surgical care and services especially to the neglected surgical patients. Cognisant of the fact that within the East Central Southern Africa region, there are only 9% women surgeons, we welcome more women doctors to train as specialist in surgery with COSECSA.
COSECSA recognise that women surgeons are a great investment in our common future and endorses Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA). WiSA is a membership group which provides support to female surgeons, surgeons in training and medical students in the 10 member countries of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).
WiSA will shortly launch its first Mentorship Programme. If you are interested in becoming a WiSA Mentor/Mentee please see the dedicated WISA website
Happy International Women’s Day!
29 February 2016
Primary Trauma Care Foundation(PTCF),has announced number of voluntary opportunities to represent them at a professional event, or lead a significant piece of research.
For more information click here