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 on 4th July, 1982 in Butare, Southern Rwanda but I grew up in the capital city Kigali. From my younger age I knew I wanted to either be a doctor, a pilot or an astronaut, so when I started high school, I told my parents that I wished to pursue STEM related fields at that period I wasn’t completely sure which way I would choose to go.
Dr. Claire Karekezi

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 AIM

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

COSECSA
RCSI
AWS