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The East, Central   and   Southern Africa College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (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.

ECSACOG was officially launched on 27th September 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda following the resolution passed by the Regional Ministers of health who approved establishment of the College as an autonomous constituent college of East, Central and Southern Africa College of Health Sciences, with the purpose of  enhancing development and growth of skilled human resource in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

“Gynaecologist” means a physician who specializes in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system.

“Obstetrician” means a physician who is qualified to practice in obstetrics.

“Obstetrics” means the field of study concentrated on pregnancy childbirth, and the postpartum period.

“Gynaecology” means the medical practice dealing with the health of the female reproductive system


A reference body for RMNCAH 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


  • To foster intellectual inquiry and critical thinking preparing graduates who will serve as effective, ethical and engaged fellows, through advancement of creative research, innovation, and creativity in solutions to regional RMNCAH problems
  • To extend knowledge through innovative educational programs in which students and emerging scholars are mentored to realize their highest potential and assume roles of leadership, responsibility, and service to society
  • To apply knowledge through local and global engagement that will improve quality of life and enhance the good health of the people of the region
  • To promote, organize and conduct postgraduate education and training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and related specialties and allied disciplines and to promote the highest level of skills, attitudes and proficiency in their practice
  • To promote and encourage research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and allied arts and sciences

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