Surgical Training

A proven and sustainable model

The surgical training we deliver improves the surgical skills and knowledge of surgeons practicing in low and middle income countries. This results in surgeons being more effective and a reduction in morbidity and infection rates.

Our highly skilled, volunteer faculty surgeons have a wealth of experience teaching surgical skills, including over 20 years training in low and middle income countries. Crucially, our model adopts a Train the Trainer approach, as well as delivering to trainees. This enables us to optimise the number of surgeons we can support at one time and ensures the sustainability of the training, as newly-trained trainers go on to deliver more training in the region.

Our portfolio of courses

We deliver: International Anastomosis Workshop and Theatre Nurse Training, Managing Surgical Emergencies and Basic Surgical Skills courses. We were thrilled that following successful delivery of our Basic Surgical Skills Course with our partner COSECSA, it is now mandatory training for all surgeons in the region (spanning 12 countries). Additionally, in 2017 our Theatre Nurse Training course was officially recognised and accredited by the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Nursing (ECSACON). Our priority now is to deliver the International Anastomosis Workshop and Theatre Nurse Training in West Africa. There is no continuing medical education or peer review in the region, which is why this course is so critical and delivers high impact.