Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme

Helping to train and retain surgeons in sub-Saharan Africa.

Since 2007, RCSI and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) have been working together to increase the number of trained surgeons and to improve the quality of surgical care in sub-Saharan Africa. This programme is funded by Irish Aid.

Acting Programme Director: Deirdre Mangaoang (+353 1 408 2374)

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The crisis of global surgery

Five billion people do not have access to safe and timely surgery.


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COSECSA - A college without walls

RCSI’s partner institution in the Collaboration Programme.


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The Collaboration Programme

How the partnership between RCSI and COSECSA works.


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Achievements and impact

More than 85% of graduates are retained in their country of training.


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Research and publications

Journal articles, publications and resources from the programme.


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Media coverage

Read, watch and listen to media coverage of the programme.


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