The Surgical Society of Zambia (SSZam) is a professional body of surgeons in Zambia. It aims to improve surgical training & services in all health facilities and to advance surgical care in Zambia.

It represents surgeons in regional and international organisations, advancing their research in surgery.  The SSZam is a constituent member of COSECSA and is based in Lusaka, Zambia.

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

Dr. Michael Mbambiko


Country Rep Zambia.General and Renal Transplant Surgeon, University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Lusaka.Honorary Lecturer in Surgery, University of Zambia (UNZA) School of Medicine.-COSECSA Master trainer.

Working on starting Renal Transplant service in Zambia after doing a 2 year fellowship in Renal Transplantation in England sponsored by the RCSEd.

Dr Alex Makupe


Country Representative for Zambia

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


Department of Surgery,
University Teaching Hospital,
Nationalist Road, Lusaka, Zambia

Telephone +260 211 250389

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