Centre for Global Surgery​​



UNITAR-Global Surgery Foundation-collaborating in online national surgery planning and COVID-19 /Surgery lectures

Medecins Sans Frontieres-organising training for MSF surgeons at Stellenbosch University and participating in collaborative humanitarian surgery research

International Research Collaboratives 

  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Aga Khan University
  • University of Washington
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Stanford University
  • Harvard University


Southern African Development Community (SADC) NSOAP Task Team-participating in bi-weekly meetings as a technical working group member to strengthen surgical care in the region

Afrosurg Collaborative-founding member of a collaboration of southern African surgical stakeholders working to establish a network to improve surgical care in the southern African region.

University of Botswana General Surgery Residency Programme-in collaboration with the SU, Department of Surgery, organising training at Tygerberg Hospital for University of Botswana surgical trainees

African Research Collaboratives

  • University of Botswana
  • University of Namibia
  • University of Rwanda 
  • University of Zambia 
  • University of Zimbabwe 
  • University of Development Studies
  • University of Global Health Equity

South Africa (National)

Discovery Foundation-Distinguished Visitor Award to Improve Surgical Care in Rural Northern Cape

South African NSOAP Task Team-writing a national surgical plan with collaborators from University of Witwaterstrand University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, and Stellenbosch University

National Research Collaboratives

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

Western Cape Province

Tygerberg Hospital-co-lead for operating theatre improvement project.

Western Cape Department of Health-collaborating to improve policies on surgical delivery in the province through evidence-based solutions

Stellenbosch University

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases-lead on surgical infections module for the post-graduate diploma in infections

Department of Surgery- collaborative research in burns, traumatic brain injury, COVID-19, and chronic wounds