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.