Rwanda Surgical Society (RSS) was formed in January 2007 to champion the welfare of the surgeons in Rwanda with 21 full members and 17 post graduate doctors. The current RSS membership is sixty nine surgeons across the country and Associate members include Residents, Medical students and Theatre nurses.

With a view to giving back to young doctors, RSS also runs several Annual Conferences and Trainings in surgery. With the support of members, potential partners, COSECSA, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), the society has held AGM and Scientific Conferences in Rwanda between 2008 and 2014.

Over 2000 participants (surgeons, anesthetists, medical and clinical officers, medical students, nurses) attend these scientific conferences

3rd Dec 2008 in Maputo, Mozambique: Rwanda became the 9th Constituent member of COSECSA and awarded to host the 2009th Annual General Meeting, Graduation and Anniversary celebration instead of waiting for eight years as was the custom due to successful hosting of the regional conference in Huye in August 2008.
Two Rwandan members were elected to the COSECSA Council in Maputo.

Dr Georges Ntakiyiruta


He is currently Country Representative for Rwanda

Dr Emmy Nkusi


He is currently Country Representative for Rwanda

RSS Trainings/CPD Activities

• Primary Trauma Care Training(PTC) • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) • Basic Surgical Skills(BSS) • Trauma Team Training (TTT) • Rwanda Essential Surgery Training (REST) • Early Infant Male Circumcision (EIMC)

If you would like to contact us for more information, we’d be delighted to hear from you.



RSS Secretariat,
King Faisal Hospital,
KG 544 Street,
Kigali, Rwanda


Telephone 0782819203 / 0788575693

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