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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

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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