Centre for Global Surgery
AfroSurg Conference: “AfroSurg: A Network to Improve Equitable Access to Safe and Timely Surgical Care in Southern Africa
The initial AfroSurg Networking conference was held on the 16-17th of January 2020, at Stellenbosch University, in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference representatives consisted of 44 key stakeholders from Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom including surgeons across various fields, anesthesiologists, anthropologists, rural doctors, medical students, public health specialists and research fellows.
The overarching goal of the conference was to establish the network as a collaborative partnership to improve surgical care in the southern African region.
By identifying gaps in knowledge and prioritising research directions, the network will for the first time create regional recommendations for stronger surgical systems an important component of universal health coverage.
The next conference is set to take place on 4-5 May 2021. We look forward to welcoming back our delegates to continue working towards strengthening surgical health systems in our countries.
We offer short term research opportunities for undergraduates and medical students. Please contact us for more information.
We offer 1-2-year research fellowships and post-doctoral positions. We welcome all candidates interested in global surgery, including surgical post-graduates and global health researchers. Please contact us for more information.
International Clinical Clerkship
For those interested in a clinical rotation at Tygerberg Academic Hospital, please contact:
Prof. Elmin Steyn, Head of the Division of General Surgery
+27 21 938 9567