Welcome to the SIGAf neurosurgery community.


The SIGAf sub community in neurosurgery has a variety of aims and priorities.

They include:

  1. Advancing the field: The group will work to advance the field of neurosurgery in Africa by promoting research, developing new clinical practices, and advocating for policy changes that benefit patients and practitioners.
  2. Providing education and resources: We aim to provide education and resources to healthcare providers, patients, and the public to promote better understanding of neurosurgery, and to improve the quality of care provided.
  3. Supporting professional development: We aim to support the professional development of future neurosurgeons, by offering opportunities for continuing education, networking, and mentorship.
  4. Promoting collaboration in Africa: We will work to promote collaboration between healthcare providers, researchers, and other stakeholders in the field to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and best practices, and to foster innovation.

Activities by the SIGAf neurosurgery community so far.


Navigating the world of research in neurosurgery. Click here to watch


How to become an neurosurgeon in the United Kingdom. Click here to watch

How to become an neurosurgeon in the United States. Click here to watch



A Scoping Review of the Use of Improvised External Ventricular Drains in Africa

Endoscopic third ventriculostomy versus ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion for the management of pediatric hydrocephalus in African centers – A systematic review and meta-analysis

Simultaneous occurrence of subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis: A systematic review of cases

Burden of traumatic spinal cord injury in Africa: a scoping review protocol


Two projects have been submitted for peer review.

One project is ongoing.

Please contact the specialty lead for more detail about the research projects in the group.

Do you have a question? Check our Frequently asked questions.