The College of Anaesthesiologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (CANECSA) has launched a map of the physician Anaesthesiologist workforce in the eight member countries of the College: Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The map helps to describe the distribution of the anaesthesiologist workforce at various levels, from national level right

CANECSA Training Manual Launched

CANECSA is delighted to announce the publication of the CANECSA Training Manual. The purpose of this manual is to provide basic information about CANECSA training and examinations in one single place. This manual is suitable for CANECSA trainees and prospective trainees, as well as CANECSA trainers and anyone who may wish to know more about

The Smile Training in collaboration with CANECSA offers a two years scholarship to Fellow Candidates Anaesthesiologists who are currently enrolled at the college. This collaborative programme aims to foster safety in patients through anaesthesia and critical care medicine education training and research. Award component Annual academic tuition fees Annual stipend towards living expenses and access

CANECSA FIRST GRADUATION – 2021

The College of Anaesthesiologists East Central and Southern Africa (CANECSA) has the pleasure of welcoming nineteen (19) new Fellows to the College. Having successfully completed the CANECSA written and clinical examinations during the very challenging times and circumstances because of COVID 19 pandemic, they are now Fellows by Examination of the College of Anaesthesiologists of

Twenty-three candidates for the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists (FCA) examinations are undertaking their clinical written examinations today. Candidates are from Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  This has a been a great milestone for the College of Anaesthesiologists of East, Central and Southern Africa.  The clinical examination is part two of the overall FCA

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Applications for CANECSA Training Now Open

Online application 2021-2022 for the CANECSA membership of the College of Anaesthesiologists (MCA) and Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesiologists (FCA) will be open from 1st December 2020. Both training programmes are for a minimum period of two years. MCA is a certificate of competence in anaesthesiology; it is not an exit qualification and does not

In Memory of Dr Edson Chikumba

The College of Anaesthesiologists of East, Central and Southern Africa is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Dr Edson Chikumba. Dr Chikunda joined CANECSA as a Founding Fellow and served as the Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee from 2014. A memorial service will be held on November 21st. May he

CANECSA Written Examinations Held Oct 7th

HERE WE ARE – A LONG AWAITED MOMENT FOR CANECSA! On October 7th, Membership (MCA) and Fellowship (FCA) candidates sat the very first written exams of the College of Anaesthesiologists of East, Central and Southern Africa (CANECSA). The College is thrilled to mark this important occasion in its history. “This has been a long-awaited moment

COVID 19 Updates for CANECSA Regions

CANECSA is now providing a dedicated webpage with information on COVID 19 for Anaesthesiologists – www.cancesa.com/covid with thanks to our partners, the College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland. Regularly updated information on COVID 19 for Anaesthesiologists is available here. Regularly updated information on the COVID 19 pandemic in East, Central and Southern Africa is available here.

The inaugural CANECSA Membership and Fellowship examinations will be held in 2020. Examinations will be held in two parts – a written examination, which will be held in each CANECSA member country with registered candidates on October 8th. Candidates who are successful in the written exam will be invited to sit the clinical exam, which

A new multi-national anaesthesia partnership programme for East, Central and Southern Africa has been launched today. This programme is funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and aims to provide access to safer and more affordable anaesthesia care for those in need of surgery in the region. Developed as a collaboration between

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