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- with PGSSC (Harvard University), University of Birmingham, Stanford University, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, University of Washington​


  • 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


  • 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-working with 5 national universities to study the impact of COVID-19 on surgical care in South Africa

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

University of Cape Town

  • Department of Surgery-collaborative research on barriers to care for breast cancer and improving referrals and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury at district hospitals​