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PAPSA was founded in 1994. The following meetings were held to date:
1994: Nairobi Inaugural Conference, in association with the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgery (WOFAPS).

1996: Cairo, in association with the Egyptian Paediatric Surgical Association (EPSA).

1998: Cape Town, in assoc'n with the South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS)

2000: Abidjan – cancelled.

2002: Cairo, in association with the European African Pediatric Surgical Conference and the BENHA Children’s Hospital annual conference.

2004: Blantyre, in association with SIOPS.

2005: Alexandria, in association with the Egyptian Paediatric Surgical Association (EPSA).
2006: Mombasa, in association with the Kenyan Association of Paediatric Surgeons (KAPS).
The Pan-African Paediatric Surgical Association (PAPSA) is an organization with the following aims:

  1. to promote the practice, education, research and the advancement of surgery in Africa;
  2. to promote and maintain high clinical and ethical standards in pediatric surgical practice;
  3. to foster the development of paediatric surgery in Africa;
  4. to evaluate and foster goal-directed research; and
  5. to hold general scientific meetings.


President: Afua A.J. Hesse
President-elect: Petronella J. Ngiloi
Secretary-Treasurer: Essam Elhalaby
Secretary-Education: Dan Poenaru
IPP: M. Davies

Regional / Country representatives

Egypt - Alaa Hamza
Ethiopia - Millard
Kenya - Fred Kambuni
Malawi - Eric Borgstein
Nigeria: Emmanuel Ameh
South Africa - A. Miller
Tunisia - Noon
Uganda - Doreen Male
Zimbabwe - Bothwell Mbuwayesango
"Diasporan" members
Kokila Lakhoo (UK)
Niyi Ade-Ajayi (UK)
Steve Bickler (USA)


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