27 May 2016
COSECSA endoses the candidature of H.E Dr. Teodros Adhanom to be the director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO)
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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
17 February 2016
USTOP in collaboration with GPAS,McMaster University - Canada, University of British Columbia- Canada, and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Centre - University of Maryland, USA has announced a Principles and Practice of Clinical Research Training, which will be held at Fairway Hotel - Plot 1 Kafu Road, Kampala-Uganda on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 8am to 5pm.
For more information Click here
16 February 2016
COSECSA President Dr Miliard Derbew today attended the 56th WACS 7 PAAS meeting in Yaounde, Cameroon,
The meeting runs from 11th to 17th February 2016.
Dr Derbew (pictured above with Prof Herve Yangni-Angate) met the WACS Executive Committee Members and discussed future collaboration and experience sharing.
29 January 2016
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28 January 2016
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ECSA HC has announced short courses on Leadership & Management Development Course for Health Professionals and Global health Diplomacy
For more information Please visit ECSA HC website
17 December 2015
COSECSA President Dr Miliard Derbew and Vice President Prof Pankaj Jani joined over 200 delegates from the Global Health Community at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Headquarters in Geneva this week to discuss implementation of the WHA Resolution on Emergency and Essential Surgery and Aneasthesia. The discussions took place as part of the biennial WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC).
This global forum convenes multidisciplinary stakeholders representing health professionals, public health experts, health authorities, academia, leaders of education and training programs, NGOs, civil and professional societies, local and international organizations.
WHO GIEESC includes over 2000 members from 138 countries interested in collaborations towards reducing death and disability from injuries, pregnancy-related complications, congenital anomalies, disasters, and other surgical conditions in low-and middle-income countries.
06 December 2015
Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA) was officially launched at the Victoria Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi on 2 December.
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). It is endorsed by COSECSA and is a recognised sub-group of the College.
Over 100 representatives from around the world attended the launch event. The Launch was opened by COSECSA President Dr Miliard Derbew. Dr Patricia Numann, founder member of the Association of Women Surgeons USA, travelled to Malawi to deliver the Keynote Address. Other high profile speakers included Dr Jane Faulal from Uganda and Dr Patricia Eadie from Ireland.
Mr Declan Magee, President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Prof Christopher Lavy, University of Oxford announced two dedicated WiSA travel bursaries at the event. Applications for these bursaries will be open to WiSA Members from January 2016.
Elections for the first WiSA Board also took place during the launch. The WiSA Patron is Dr Faulal, who is also a COSECSA Council Member. The WiSA Board will comprise of representatives from five COSECSA Countries:
Chairperson: Dr Faith Muchemwa (Zimbabwe)
Vice-Chairperson: Dr Agnetta Odera (Kenya)
Secretary: Dr Ainhoa Costas Chavarri (Rwanda)
Treasurer: Dr Pamela T K Samoyo (Tanzania)
Membership Officer: Dr Chiku Clara Mpanga (Malawi)
Congratulations to WiSA and COSECSA looks forward to continued engagement and support.
To find out more about WiSA or to register as a WiSA Member please see: www.womeninsurgeryafrica.org
For more information on the WiSA Launch event please see the WiSA Launch Press Release.