How Africa Will Benefit
COST-Africa will firstly bring benefits to the people of Malawi and Zambia, especially rural dwellers who lack easy access to urban centres and whose only hope of life-saving emergency surgery is if it can be delivered at the nearest district hospital. The outcome will be a fully tested model that will;
a). Make a major and sustainable impact on Africa's Burden of Disease.
b.) Provide African countries with surgically trained, sustainable and retainable health professionals.
c.) Demonstrate the potential of a 3-fold role for Africa's scarce resource of highly trained surgeons - as;
Roll out of lessons learned to other African countries will be through the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA), whose members span 9 African countries.