02 July 2015
Over the last six years the Institute of Leadership from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have trained 257 consultant surgeons to be clinical trainers across the ten COSECSA countries.
17 Train the Trainer courses and two Master Train the Trainer Programmes have been successfully completed. 28 Master Trainers have now been trained and on 2 July 2015, the Programme was formally handed over to this cohort of trainers who will now independently implement Train the Trainer courses on behalf of COSECSA.
07 May 2015
COSECSA is looking to recruit a Chief Executive Officer, who will be based in the COSECSA Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania. The closing date for applications has been extended to August 15th. Read more here on our Vacancy Advertisement.
COSECSA in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), invites applications from all FCS Candidates for the 2015 Grants Scheme competition. COSECSA will award four research grants up to a value of US$3,500 each for use over a one year period. These grants are designed to meet research costs for new or existing projects. These grants are designed primarily for early career researchers and not for individuals who are well established in research. The application deadline is Friday 18th September. See here for information and application form.
06 May 2015
On Friday June 26th, the RCSI/COSECSA Mobile Surgical Skills Unit (MSU) was launched by the honourable Dr Seif Rashidi, Minister for Health and Social Welfare of the United Republic of Tanzania. The MSU is the world’s first dedicated mobile surgical skills training unit.
The MSU is a 30 tonne trailer which has been specifically designed and equiped with surgical training technology such as high tech virtual reality surgical simulators and an expandable training pod. It is unique in that it can be moved from country to country facilitating surgical training for trainees in their own hospitals. The unit is focused on improving delivery of regional and district training programmes. Built to accommodate ten surgical trainees at a time this unit facilitates the delivery of surgical training to world-class standards. It will operate initially throughout Kenya and Tanzania. See PRESS RELEASE here.