KAWS Membership

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Why Join KAWS

KAWS Membership Benefits

As a KAWS member you’ll have full Access to surgical journals access and the annals of African surgery.

How to Join
  • KAWS members who do not appear on the membership list should enlist themselves. Click Here to Enlist your self.
  • The membership database is accessible to members only. Minimal annual subscription will cater for website maintenance and running of KAWS activities.
  • Students who are non-medics can join for free (but won’t enjoy some benefits e.g. free access to journals)
  • Medical students are required to pay a registration fee of Kshs 500, renewed annually at Kshs 500. Click Here to Join as a Medical Student.
  • Medical officers are required to pay a registration fee of Kshs 1000, renewed annually at Kshs 1000. Click Here to join as a Medical Officer.
  • Residents are required to pay a registration fee of Kshs 1000, renewed annually at Kshs 1000. Click Here to join as a Resident.
  • Consultants are required to pay a registration fee of Kshs 2000, renewed annually at Kshs 2000. Click Here to join as a Consultant.

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

To unite female surgeons and foster their growth in various surgical disciplines, while meeting their non-career goals.

To be a leading women association that aids the growth of women surgeons by advocating for training and maintaining a balanced workforce equitably.

To be a leading womens association providing support and mentorship to female surgeons.

A professional membership body that exists to advance patient care by competent and self aware female surgeons.

A platform that allows its members to build on their skills, grow their knowledge base, Explore the different fields in terms of research and observership opportunities, peer guidance and creating policy and guidelines that help in looking out for 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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