Welcome to the SIGAf general surgery community.


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

They include:

  1. Advancing the field: The group will work to advance the field of general surgery 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 general surgery, and to improve the quality of care provided.
  3. Supporting professional development: We aim to support the professional development of future surgeons, 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 general surgery community so far.


Laparoscopic colonic resections – Click here to watch

Gallstone diseases- Click here to watch


Getting into General Surgery Residency in the United Kingdom- Click here to watch

Getting into Core Surgical Training in the United Kingdom; An Overview- Click here to watch


Burnout among surgeons and surgical trainees- A systematic review and meta-analysis. 

Access to quality surgical care in Nigeria-  a narrative review of the existing literature

Three other projects 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.