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Welcome to the Pan African Association of Surgeons

The Pan African Association of Surgeons (PAAS) was founded on 1 August 1995. The Association aims:

  • To address/identify the surgical problems in Africa
  • To co-ordinate surgical training and research

FoSAS Consensus Document on Resumption of Elective Surgery

Federation of Surgeons of South Africa consensus document for the resumption of elective surgery after level 5 COVID -19 “lockdown” period in South Africa.

Download the Consensus here.

CovidSurg Collaboration

We are writing to you during this difficult time asking for your help with CovidSurg dissemination among your members and surgical network. COVID-19 is a rapidly expanding global challenge, placing a huge burden on healthcare systems. There is no current evidence to inform the management of surgical patients during this pandemic. Capturing real-world data and sharing international experience will support the management of this complex group of patients.

We would like to invite your members to join CovidSurg, an international collaboration of >2800 surgeons and anaesthetists across 115 countries. To this date, we have launched 2 modelling studies and 2 cohort studies.

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Covid-19 News: Call to limit non-essential surgery

Along with Surgicom, PAAS encourage the immediate postponement of all elective and non-essential surgery during the 21-day lock-down announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. This will reduce traffic through our hospitals and therefore reduce contact and risk of transmission, protect healthcare professionals, improve the availability of personnel when really needed and spare precious resources (masks, gloves, alcohol) that are already in critically short supply.

We anticipate that urgent and semi-urgent surgery will continue through this time but we must anticipate logistical difficulties as hospital and ICU beds become occupied with Covid-19 patients.

Advances In Global Surgery Implementation

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Call for Applications: Global Surgery Small Grants

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PAAS Conference in Addis Ababa - February 2017

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