Research grant Announcement

COSECSA-WiSA, RCSI and the J&J Foundation are proud to announce the Inaugural WOMEN IN SURGERY RESEARCH GRANT (WISURG)

The grant is a collaborative effort aimed at fostering increased participation of female surgeons in high quality clinical research in the East Central and Southern African (ECSA) region.

For more information please click here.

WiSA New Secretariat

Dear WiSA members, please give a warm welcome to our new Secretariat:

  1. Chair – Mumba Chalwe (Zambia)
  2. Vice Chair – Fortunate Mudede (Zimbabwe)
  3. Treasurer – Francoise Mukagaju (Rwanda)
  4. Secretary General – Patricia Shinondo (Zambia)
  5. Education and Research Officer – Mwamba Mulenga (Zambia)
  6. Administration Officer – Lydia Nanjula (Uganda)

WiSA December 2022 Newsletter

Message from Outgoing WiSA Chair

It has been a great pleasure and privilege working with you and serving you as capacity as Chair in
the last couple of years.

In Dec 2019, I was asked to reconsider taking a second term as chair. This was a position that I took
up after thoughtful and careful consideration knowing how young WiSA was as an organization
and the expected great journey of growth ahead.

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Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA) Strategic Plan 2023-2026 Survey

Women in Surgery Africa is currently preparing its 3rd Strategic Plan for 2023-2026.

To inform the planning, we are holding a consultation process. We would love to hear your views on how WiSA can best serve you and effectively fulfill our mandate.

You can have your say by completing our short survey below or submitting a written proposal to

DEADLINE: 30th April 2022

Please click here to open the survey

Quote for March 2022

“Reach out to other women today and tell them one positive and motivational thing that you wish you had known and needed to hear 1 year ago from this day. Let us continue to expand the boundaries that define the realm of possibilities for women today”

By Dr Busi Mlambo,
General surgeon.