The College of Obstetrics and Gynecology of East Central and Southern Africa
The East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ECSACOG), is a collegiate training institution with a mandate to train specialist obstetricians and gynecologists within the East, Central and Southern Africa. It incorporates the East, Central and Southern Africa association of Gynecological Societies. It is an affiliate College of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Health Sciences.
To be a reference body for reproductive, maternal, newborn health (RMNH) in the region of East, Central and Southern Africa and beyond.
To be a lead organization for clinical excellence in reproductive health in the region of East, Central and Southern Africa and beyond, and a platform for shared experiences and skills transfer.
ECSACOG currently operates in ten countries within the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Our strategic footprint extends across Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda.
This widespread presence allows us to extend our training programs and expertise to various regions, addressing healthcare disparities and ensuring that quality care is accessible to all.
Established on September 27, 2017, in Kigali, Rwanda, ECSACOG was born out of the visionary resolution of the ECSA Health Community Conference of Health Ministers. This resolution aimed to localize the training of health specialists, leading to the inception of ECSACOG. Since our founding, we have been committed to building regional capacity in obstetrics and gynecology, improving the quality of care, and increasing the number of well-trained health professionals to serve those in need of specialized reproductive and sexual health services, including comprehensive abortion care (CAC) and contraception services.
ECSACOG headquarters are strategically located within the ECSA-HC premises in Arusha, Tanzania.