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6 RCSI Annual Report 2012/13
RCSI CommItted
to CommunIty
Enhancing thE standards of Education, hEalth
and wEllbEing in our local communitiEs.
RCSI's guiding principle is to use our core expertise to help others, leading to health,
educational and social gain for both individuals and communities locally, nationally and
The RCSI/COSECSA (College of Surgeons
of East, Central and Southern Africa
programme) collaboration programme was
established to increase the provision of
quality, essential surgical and emergency
care. Pictured is Grace Ahona and her
daughter Masindi at Lacor Hospital in Gulu,
Uganda which is among the COSECSA
accredited training hospitals. (Photograph by
Niamh Griffin).
RCSI was transformed into a crime scene to
host a free, hands-on science workshop for
primary school children as part of the Dublin
City of Science 2012 public engagement
festival. The workshop used the theme of
crime-solving to encourage participants
to develop an interest and enthusiasm for
science. RCSI medical student Elizabeth
Ahern-Flynn (right) explains fingerprinting
to Adam.