The College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)


The College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) is an independent body that fosters post-graduate education in surgery and provides surgical training throughout the region of East, Central and Southern Africa. COSECSA is a non-profit that currently operates in 10 countries in the Sub-Saharan region: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

COSECSA’s primary objective is to advance education, training, standards, research & practice in surgical care in this region. COSECSA shapes and leads the training of surgeons in the Sub-Saharan region. The College delivers a common surgical training programme with a common examination and an internationally recognized surgical qualification. Admission to the College is open to all registered medical practitioners who comply with the professional requirements for admission.

COSECSA provides an e-learning portal for members and fellows called the School for Surgeons. This portal was jointly developed, and is jointly administered with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).