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2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I

The first six of the 12 COSECSA Women Scholars from 2019 are profiled.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – February 2020

Dr. Hoyt and his co-author provide a status update of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative, which was pilot tested at Hawassa University in Ethiopia in 2019, and plans for moving the program forward.

Dr. Akililu

ACS announces recipients of ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Five women were the recipients of the 2018 ACS and COSECSA scholarships.

Meeting participants, including attendees from Hawassa University (right photo, from left): Ephrem Adem, clinical and academic director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences; Ayano Hula, president (obscured in background); and Abel Gedefaw, vice-president, chief executive director, College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Looking forward – November 2018

Dr. Hoyt outlines the development and evolution of the ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative at Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia, which is scheduled to start in January 2019.


The Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the U.K. and Ireland: A common vision for global surgery

Identifies the efforts of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the U.K. and Ireland to address disparities in surgical care in low- and middle-income countries, as well as the benefits of collaborating with COSECSA in training and retaining local surgeons.


COSECSA collaborates to address surgical shortages in sub-Saharan Africa

The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa’s plans to address surgical workforce issues in sub-Saharan Africa are outlined, including its goal to graduate 500 surgeons by 2020.

ACS announces recipients of ACS and COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Nine women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda were recipients of the inaugural ACS and COSECSA scholarships.


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