ReSurge-COSECSA Short Term Exchange Programme 2021 (Funded)

ReSurge-COSECSA Short Term Exchange Programme 2021 (Funded)

Deadline: March 30, 2021

Applications are open for the ReSurge-COSECSA Short Term Exchange Programme 2021. ReSurge International and the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), are collaborating on a short term (1-month) Exchange Programme for trainees currently undertaking training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and who wish to gain experience at another COSECSA accredited hospital within the ECSA Region. A maximum of 3 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Trainees will be supported in the period May – December 2021.

The objectives of the exchange programme are:

  • To promote the exchange of knowledge and surgical skills among trainees.
  • To create equity of training in specific surgical specialties.
  • To promote exchange of surgical leadership and management skills
  • To improve access to surgery in the specific surgical disciplines.
  • Improve the quality of training provided to the trainees in the COSECSA Region.
  • Increase networking among the selected trainees and institutions.

Financial Support

The one-month Exchange Training Programme is funded by ReSurge International. The training will be conducted in another country at a COSECSA accredited Hospital/Training Site and will be administered through COSECSA and covers expenses towards:

  • Host facilitation fee
  • Accommodation
  • Travel costs
  • Per diem
  • Ground transport
  • Visa
  • COVID tests


  • Only plastic surgery trainees who have not yet received COSECSA exchange programme scholarships are eligible to apply.

The following hospitals are accredited for plastic surgery training:

  • AIC Kijabe, including AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital, Kenya
  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services in Uganda (CoRSU), Uganda
  • Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH), Malawi
  • University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK), Rwanda
  • Mulago Hospital, Uganda
  • Parirenyatwa Hospital, Zimbabwe
  • University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka (UTH), Zambia
  • Yekatit 12 Hospital, Ethiopia
  • ALERT Hospital, Ethiopia
  • Rwanda Military Hospital, Rwanda
  • Soba University Hospital, Sudan
  • Khartoum Teaching Hospital, Sudan
  • Omdurman Teaching Hospital, Sudan


  • Applicants should include a personal statement indicating expected results or outcome, a current CV and a letter of support from the surgical training Programme Director of the current accredited hospital.
  • Indicate in the cover letter the preferred hospital of training.

Completed application should be sent to COSECSA scholarship committee through the following email: [email protected]

For more information, visit ReSurge-COSECSA.