Pan African Women's Association of Surgeons

We are a continental group of women surgeons based in Africa with members spanning vast regions from Cape Town to Cairo.

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A platform to link with and exchange information and obtain support & mentorship from other surgeons, regionally and globally, remains critical in helping to address and mitigate the unique challenges faced.

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PAWAS offers a number of membership opportunities for those involved in the surgical profession or interested in joining or supporting surgical care.

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About Pawas

We are a continental group of women surgeons based in Africa with members spanning vast regions from Cape Town to Cairo. Our vision is to form A Pan African Forum for Women in Surgery to interact and support each other and contribute towards improving healthcare in the region. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, and assist women in surgery to achieve their professional and personal goals and to develop a women’s healthcare platform on the African continent.

PAWAS Initiative

A large part of the PAWAS mandate is to educate and empower our women and the greater populations at large. There are challenges to accessing health care and new strategies and innovations are required to mitigate some of these barriers. Technology is also helping to bridge some of the gaps in health systems. Do share your stories regarding the challenges you face in your set up and how you are managing to overcome them to help.

PAWAS Mentorship

Mentorship helps the mentee or protégé (one being mentored) to make well-informed decisions about their careers and/or personal choices. By having a mentor, PAWAS has opened avenues for one’s access to a guide, teacher and friend alongside a breadth of experience and the networks that the mentor has access to. Through the process of mentorship one is empowered to take responsibility and ownership for one’s life and career choices alongside developing one’s leadership skills.

PAWAS Membership

PAWAS offers a number of membership opportunities for those involved in the surgical profession or interested in joining or supporting surgical care. PAWAS membership is available to Practicing Surgeons from all surgical specialties, to those Pursuing A Surgical Career, those Involved With The Surgical Teams and those Considering A Career In Surgery. PAWAS aims to develop a global dialogue between surgeons.

A continental group of women surgeons based in Africa with members all over Africa.

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We know how important it is to to bridge some of the gaps in health systems. A large part of the PAWAS mandate is to educate and empower our women and the greater populations. Do share your stories regarding challenges you face in your set up and how you are managing to overcome them.

PAWAS Membership

PAWAS offers a number of membership opportunities for those involved in the surgical profession or interested in joining or supporting surgical care.

  • Practicing female surgeons
  • Females pursuing a surgical career
  • Females involved with surgical teams
  • Females considering a career in surgery

PAWAS Mentorship

There is still a very low enrollment and high attrition rate for women in surgical specialties in most African countries.

  • Full Time Mentor
  • Mentor Residents in Training
  • Occassional Mentorship Role
  • Females considering a career in surgery

Register and interact with like - minded individuals on the continent and globally.

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