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There is an increasing burden of neglected surgical disease in the continent with 143 million additional surgical procedures needed in LMICs each year to save lives and prevent disability.  Among the top causes of premature deaths among women on the continent are maternal related deaths and cancer related deaths. Many of these causes are amenable to surgical intervention.
Developing a women’s health platform for Africa is critical. As part of these efforts, we have established a pan-African women’s association of surgeons. (PAWAS). The mandate of this group is to increase awareness of women’s health concerns. A critical part of improving healthcare is outcomes based research on women’s health 
 
You are invited to participate at a round table discussion hosted by PAWAS & AORTIC to discuss ways in which to enhance and engage with this forum and to contribute to ways of initiating and developing collaborative research on women’s health concerns on the African continent. We intend to:
  1.  Discuss the priorities for research in women’s health- awareness, prevention early diagnosis of disease
  2. Discuss ways of engaging and overcoming challenges to developing research on the continent
  3. Identify initial projects and collaborations
 It is  our hope that through these efforts and the many ongoing endeavours in the region to improve healthcare, and through significant partnerships and collaborations, our women can finally have a global voice.
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