This year we have seen an increasing interest by individuals, groups and organizations to support WiSA related activities. There has also been interest in supporting and mentoring female trainees in medical school and in surgery. We would like to thank our current partners for their continued support this year- the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) and The Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI) in their provision of travel grants to the annual WiSA event and COSECSA scientific conference this year.

Our grants

RCSI-WISA Travel Grant

This Grant is aimed at encouraging and supporting Female Surgical Trainees. Available two (2) Grants.

Shield Maiden Award

This WiSA good will ambassador grant is offered by Dr. Agneta Odera. One (1) Grant Available.

AWS-WiSA Travel Grant

The Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) of the United States have made available 2 Travel Grants this year.

The #HeforShe and # SheforShe awards

The awards are offered by WiSA to an outstanding male and female mentor in the COSECSA region…


 The overall objective is to foster the development of the next generation of female
leaders in surgical research and practice in the COSECSA region.