The management and staff of Kampala International University (KIU), is pleased to announce that Professor Patrick Kyamanywa; the Deputy Vice-chancellor of her Western Campus (KIU-WC), has been recognized by the Association for Academic Surgery (AAS), for his excellent presentation at the 20th College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Scientific Conference that was held in Kampala, Uganda, from 4th – 6th December 2019.
KIU BOT Chair, Participates in Wisa Charity Walk in Preparation for COSECSA 2019
It is pertinent to note that in October 2019, the Chairman Board of Trustees (BOT) of Kampala International University (KIU); Al-haj Dr. Hassan Basajjabalaba together with Dr. Margaret Okello, a Senior Anaesthesiologist and co-founder of Nakasero Hospital, among others, had participated in the Women In Surgery Africa (WiSA) Charity Walk, organized by COSECSA, to enroll and support women in surgical training programmes, as a way of giving back to the society during her annual general meeting and the 20th COSECSA Scientific conference.
The Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA), was established in 2015 as an independent representative group for female surgeons, surgical trainees, and women who may be interested in pursuing a career in surgical training, set up under the auspices of COSECSA.
Going by the core aim of establishing the organization, WiSA promotes training, education and the general welfare of female surgeons, surgeons in training and medical students in the 14 member countries of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). As a group, WISA supports the exchange of experiences, advice and strategies among female surgeons in the African region, through various networking forums.
The overall aim of this WiSA is to facilitate and support mentorship for women in surgical training and for undergraduates in medical schools. Research has shown that mentorship is an important factor in the decision-making process of a post-graduate career. It is recognised that the process of choosing a career in surgery in a number of cases starts in the undergraduate or internship years. This group, in addition to increasing the mentorship base, seeks to promote collaborations for teaching and research across the 14 COSECSA countries and also facilitate international partnerships.
We join a host of others to felicitate with our very own Prof. Kyamanywa for his award of excellence.