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COSECSA AO Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery Scholarships
Supporting Women in Science
Fellowship with University of Oxford or Aga Khan University
Early-career women faculty from the regions of South-Central Asia and East Africa with a commitment to pursue a research career in sexual reproductive health, feto-maternal medicine, perinatal and newborn health and nutrition, climate change, and SDGs will be asked to apply.
A select group of women scientists/researchers and practitioners will be shortlisted for the self-learning training modules.
Call for Abstracts
You are invited to submit your abstract for the upcoming 22nd COSECSA Scientific Conference under the theme “Timely Response to Current and Emerging Surgical Challenges on the Continent“
Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 28th October 2022
Improving management of burn injuries
Burns have a disproportionally high incidence in sub-Saharan Africa.
Burns are an important preventable cause of trauma, morbidity and mortality.
Join the Burns Society of Kenya for a national symposium in Nakuru , 1st October 2022.
Training opportunity, paediatric colorectal surgery
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Thinking about painful, bloody poops
Anal fissures are tears in a baby’s / child’s anal skin that are occasioned by painful stooling and sometimes blood on stools or on wiping. The first thing to think about is stool consistency and frequency. Here we summarise other treatments that may be recommended by your surgeon.
Anti-FGM campaigner wins international nursing award
Female genital mutiliation (FGM) is a practice that paediatric surgeons have to be vigilant about.
Kenyan nurse Anna Qabale Duba set up the Qabale Duba Foundation to achieve safer healthcare for women and girls through empowerment and challenging harmful cultural practices.
In its inaugural ceremony, the Aster Guardians Global Nursing awarded Ms Duba the winner’s prize worth $250,000 to continue the work of her important organisation.
Caesarian section in 19th Century Bunyoro Kingdom
Mildred Europa Taylor unearths a hidden history, in which a Scottish anthropologist describes observing a caesarian section performed by Bunyoro Kingdom surgeons in 1879.
According to JNP Davies, Felkin made his observations as a 2nd year medical student while volunteering as a medical missionary.
Global placement bursaries (THET)
Health Education England is funding 10 health partnerships to engage in global health support and training.