The Surgical Society of Uganda (SSU) is a constituent member of COSECSA and is based in Kampala, Uganda.

The primary objective of the SSU is to advance education, training, standards, research and practice in surgical care in Uganda. Training is provided across Burundi in a range of specialities and sub-specialities. SSU delivers a common surgical training programme with a common examination and an internationally recognized surgical qualification.

The SSU holds an ongoing surgical outreach camp in the region. It holds a Scientific Conference each year and a past theme (2013) was that of the ‘surgeon crisis’ / brain drain in the region.

Dr. Joel Kiyabwire


Country representative COSECSA Uganda,President Neurosurgical society of Uganda.

Dr Johashaphat Jombwe


Dr. Jombwe Josephat MBCHB 1992, Makerere University, Kampala. M MED Surgery Makerere University 2000. Breast and Endocrine Surgeons, 2000 - 2012. Formerly General Secretary  and Treasurer of the Association of Surgeons of Uganda  ( ASOU). Currently Chair, and Head of Colorectal Surgery, Mulago National Refferal and teaching hospital. Honorary lecturer Makerere University College of Health Sciences.  President of the Association of Surgeons of Uganda  (ASOU.) COSECSA Fellow by election (FCS-ECSA). COSECSA Country Representative for Uganda  and COSECSA Council Member. My interest is Endocrine, Breast and minimum access Colorectal  surgery.

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