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. We would also like to thank new supporters this year with particular mention to Mission: Restore who provided sponsorship for travel and conference registration to a large number of WiSA applicants who were able to attend The East Africa Regional Training. This event was hosted by Mission: Restore and CoRSU Hospital (Uganda) in partnership with Smile Train and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The training featured lectures, discussions, workshops, and case presentations on reconstructive surgery & perioperative care, as well as opportunities to network with colleagues from the region.​

Our grants

Faith Muchemwa Legacy Grant

The grant is offered to female surgeon who comes up with the best Theme for annual WiSA event.

RCSI-WISA Travel Grant

This Grant is aimed at encouraging and supporting Female Surgical Trainees.

Shield Maiden Award

This WiSA good will ambassador grant is offered by Dr. Agneta Odera

The #HeforShe and # SheforShe awards

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

AWS-WiSA Travel Grant

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