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Below are several organizations promoting surgical care in developing countries.

Trauma Association of Canada (TAC).  http://www.traumacanada.org/Default.aspx?pageId=983076 

 

Pan African Association of Surgeons

 

College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa.  COSECSA.  This college has many connections with Canadian and British surgeons and university department of surgery.

 

American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back.  This is a tremendous resource worth looking at.

 

Help with Overseas Surgical Training (HOST)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

 

Canadian Network for International Surgery

 

Canadian Federation of Medical Students – resources for international electives

 

Children’s Surgical Center – Cambodia

 

Surgery in Africa Monthly Reviews

 

Canada Aid grassroots projects.  A Canadian Government website promoting medical and surgical contacts abroad.

 

WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC). The WHO has increasingly appreciated the relative importance of basic surgical care.

 

The Canadian Federation of Medical Students has an excellent resource for Pre-departure Training for students undertaking international electives.