Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA)

What are we?

WiSA is a membership group which provides support to female surgeons, surgeons in training and medical students in the 14 member countries of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA).

Surgical Spotlight

I was born in Khartoum the capital of Sudan that was back in the 18th of April 1978. I grew up in Sudan with the exception of 2 yrs from 1980 till 1982 since my father was doing his subspecialty in nephrology in UK new castle. The rest of my life was between Khartoum the capital of Sudan, and Wad Madani which is the 2nd biggest town in Sudan and is my mother’s home town.
Reem Mohammed Hassan Balila

Grants Winner's Story

I am in my 4th year of Paediatric Surgery training with COSECSA at Harare Central Children Hospital in Zimbabwe. Winning the RCSI Travel Grant enabled me to travel to Maputo, Mozambique where I wrote and passed my MCS examinations. Attending the WISA meeting and COSECSA annual congress allowed me to meet many great women and men in surgery and network with them....
Dr Precious Mutambanengwe


WiSA aims to promote professional networking and encourage multi-centre collaborations.

Contact us

You can contact us at:

  • wisa@cosecsa.org
  • admin.wisa@cosecsa.org
  • @womensurgafrica

WISA Partners