About Us

2 Years of Fostering Great Relationships.

We are K.A.W.S

The Kenya Association of Women in Surgery – KAWS.
KAWS encompasses all women or female doctors pursuing a career in surgery across the board in Kenya- be it as a Consultant/Attending, Resident undertaking an MMED-Masters in Medicine/ master’s program or fellowship training or a medical officer or medical student interested in pursuing a career in the surgical field. The Kenya Association of Women Surgeons works hand in hand with:
  1. The Surgical Society of Kenya
  2. COSECSA- College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa’s
What We Do:
We are a not for profit organization created for the women in surgery either as trainees or in profession dedicated to training, empowering and advocacy as well service provision in terms of surgical camps and community health.
How We Work:
KAWS works closely with the Surgical society of Kenya.
Our Team:

Patron – Jana MacLeod

Chairlady – Dr.Liz Mwachiro

Years in Service

To foster wholistic growth of the female surgeon in all her facets of life.

To be the leading women’s association that produces competent and self-aware female surgeons by providing support and mentorship to its members.

  1. Mutual support/community
  2. Empowerment
  3. Advocacy
  4. Excellence
  5. Passion
  6. Integrity
  7. Diversity & inclusion
  1. To provide mentorship for professional and social development for both the upcoming and established female surgeons.
  2. To provide a platform for positive interaction amongst women surgeons.
  3. To advocate for equity and inclusivity of the female surgeon.
  4. To highlight challenges affecting women and provide a platform for solutions through policy change.
  5. To  provide a safe environment for upcoming female surgeons.
  6. To address matters of gender equality at the workplace.
  7. To conduct research in collaboration with international women surgeon associations.
  8. Partner with institutions to offer sponsorships, fellowships, electives, observerships, research  and faculty development for our members locally and abroad.

"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." – Isaac Newton

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