To build capacity in surgical research by empowering surgeons to conduct, publish, collaborate and utilise existing
and new research through the creation of conducive support systems with the aim of achieving the global surgery 2030 goal of universal access
to safe surgical care.
The CESDA Structure and subsidiary organisations
CESDA has distributed its core functions into subsidiary organisations in order to improve efficiency. Much as all these work under the same umbrella,
they are uniquely equipped to efficiently handle the specific projects and activities of CESDA.Below are the different subsidiaries in CESDA.
The role of the ASF in CESDA is to support to surgical researchers through the provision of grants, scholarships and any other form of support to enable them successfully conduct research
The African Institute of Surgical Studies conducts training in surgical research methods,
projects management, policy and several courses in surgical leadership and management.
AFISA is the advocacy arm of CESDA and aims to translate surgical research into policy through advocacy for change.
Surgical Research Conduction and Implementation is the division that directly handles the conduction of surgical research in CESDA.
Objectives of CESDA
The primary objective of CESDA is to promote safe surgical care through promotion of surgical research as a means of informing and determing the direction of surgical care.
Specific objectives include:
Research Conduction and dissemination support
Training and Education
Advocacy for safe surgical care promotion
Consultancy and Project implementation
Health Service delivery
The 20 year Master plan
The CESDA home will be a one stop center where all solutions to surgical research development are obtained.
ABOUT THE CESDA HOUSE:
The CESDA house will be a regional one stop hub that will house the CESDA head-quarters.
This house will also host the African servers for storage of all data and information about surgical services. The long term dream is
that each country should have CESDA infrastructure all co-ordinated at the CESDA house.
The CESDA has an organisational structure headed by the Executive Director.
Currently CESDA has three full time leaders and is yet to have a board of governors selected.