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The East, Central and Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a college without walls that was established with the aim of addressing some of the challenges on Human Resource for Health (HRH) speci´Čücally specialist obstetricians and gynecologists. It is geared at training specialist obstetricians and gynecologists with requisite knowledge, skills and competences able to provide quality, state of the art and evidence-based, yet culturally sensitive and wholesome reproductive health care to the people of ECSA Region.The training will be standard across the Region and as the college will be a regional institution recognized by all the governments and regulatory bodies therein, the graduates of the College will be able to work across national borders.

ECSACOG was officially launched on 27th September 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda following the resolution passed by the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Ministers who approved establishment of the College. Currently the college operates in fourteen Member Countries namely, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi, South Sudan, Eswatini, Botswana, Burundi and Eritrea.


  • To promote, organize and conduct postgraduate education and training in Obstetrics and Gynecology and related specialties and allied disciplines
  • To promote the highest level of skills, attitudes and efficiency in their practice
  • To promote and encourage research in obstetrics and gynecology and allied arts and sciences
  • To promote the integrity of the Medical and allied professions and to cultivate and maintain the highest ethical standards and professional conduct
  • To arrange and conduct examinations of candidates for admission to the College of Gynecologists and/or such other examinations in the various branches of Human Medicine and allied arts and sciences as may from time to time be deemed appropriate
  • To award Membership and Fellowship or equivalent recognition to medical practitioners having special knowledge in one or other branches of Human Medicine or allied arts and sciences
  • To bring together Fellows, Members and Associate Members of the College periodically to advance the science and practice of Gynecology and its allied disciplines and for fellowship
  • To promote cooperation and work with bodies with similar aims and objectives.

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