Women in Surgery Africa (WiSA) is a membership group which provides support to female surgeons, surgeons in training and medical students in the 12 member countries of the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). It was established in 2015 and is endorsed by COSECSA and is a recognised sub-group of the College.

WiSA exists to create value for stakeholders and through this consultation process the WiSA Board aims to better understand the needs, wants and expectations of stakeholders. This Survey will inform the development of the WiSA Strategic Plan which will guide our work from 2019 - 2022. We are committed to preparing this Strategic Plan in a way that listens to the views of interested organizations and individuals. 

Thank you for participating in the second WiSA Strategic Planning Survey. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.

If you would like clarification on any of the questions below please contact us via email at wisa@cosecsa.org

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* 1. In what way are you interested in engaging with Women in Surgery Africa(WiSA)?

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* 2. Which resources do you think WiSA should provide to help your professional and personal development? Please rank in order of importance to you.

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* 3. Are there any additional resources you suggest WiSA can provide its members?

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* 4. Do you agree with the five priorities/goals set out for WiSA's strategic plan 2019 - 2022?
1. Improve participation of women in surgery and surgical training programmes in East, Central and Southern Africa
2. Provide training, research and professional development opportunities for women surgeons/trainees in East, Central and Southern Africa
3. Develop sustainable partnerships with national/international stakeholders interested in supporting and promoting WiSA
4. Raise awareness of gender and equity issues in surgery
5. Refine current WiSA governance and financial management systems

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* 5. What, if any, advantages have you encountered as a woman working in surgery or in a surgical training programme?

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* 6. What, if any, challenges have you encountered as a woman working in surgery or in a surgical training programme?

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* 7. What impact, including practical changes, would you like to see WiSA make for women in surgery in East, Central and Southern Africa?

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