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Special Fundraising Initiatives

Support Women Surgeons in Africa through the ACS Foundation

2017 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars Program Winners

Through its partnership with the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), each year Operation Giving Back (OGB) provides scholarships for woman surgical trainees in specialty programs to complete their final examinations and become members of both COSECSA and the American College of Surgeons (ACS). As a result, woman surgical care providers are empowered to join the workforce of their region, replete with credentials and resources. Since 2017, 14 women have received this scholarship.

Starting this year, in addition to the existing scholarships, OGB plans to support 20 women trained in basic surgery in enrolling in specialty training—an opportunity that is unaffordable for many in the region.

Those who wish to provide support for this international program can donate online to the ACS Foundation.

  • With a gift of $2,500, a woman surgeon is able to complete final examinations and become a part of her regional College and the ACS.
  • With a gift of $500, a woman surgeon can advance from basic training to specialty training, an opportunity she may not otherwise have had.

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The ACS Foundation recognizes the Association of Women Surgeons (AWS) Foundation for providing support to this initiative.