Building Anaesthesia Training in the ECSA Region

The shortage of safe anaesthesia providers is now one of the most significant barriers to the provision of safe surgery in East, Central and Southern Africa – there is no safe surgery without anaesthesia.

Four colleges have come together in a unique partnership programme to support anaesthesiology training in East, Central and Southern Africa:

This Irish Aid funded partnership initiative builds on the established RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme and is project managed by the RCSI Institute of Global Surgery.

This programme aims to build on local anaesthesia training programmes in the nine CANECSA member countries: Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The partner colleges will support CANECSA to accredit training sites in the region, develop curricula and training material, provide training opportunities and hold internationally benchmarked anaesthesia Fellowship exams.

This programme is funded by the Irish public through the State’s development arm, Irish Aid, as part of the RCSI/COSECSA Collaboration Programme.