President's Welcome Message

I am very delighted to address all Fellows in this maiden edition of From the President’s Desk. Thank you very much for the confidence reposed in the EXCO of WACS to steer the affairs of our College at this time. In seeking the Office of President in 2013,I  had proposed a 10- point agenda namely: to  


      i.  Advance the strategic objectives of WACS.
      ii. Promote active participation of fellows in College activities.
      iii. Embark on activities relevant to the health needs of member countries of ECOWAS.
      iv. Pursue a greater participation of ECOWAS through a deeper interaction with WAHO
      v. Promote strong  Sub-Saharan partnership in Medical education, training and research
      vi. Promote further Anglophone/Francophone integration.
      vii. Strengthen international partnerships/linkages with IFSC,ACS, PAAS,COSECSA,RCS RCPS, e.t.c
      viii. Promote strong culture of documentation and storage in the College.
      ix. Improve the assets and capital base of the WACS.
     x. Provide a leadership fully equipped with differential, creative, Innovative, Integrative and Futuristic thinking which       will result in revolutionary progress in the College.


This agenda is bigger than my tenure as such we have fashioned it to be transformational, trans-generational and all-inclusive.  In this 1st phase, our priority projects include reforms in examinations process with the introduction of Computer Based Testing and objectively structured clinical examination format. At the same time we shall pursue the speedy completion our permanent secretariat in Yaba-Lagos. In addition to the above we shall introduce regular surgical outreaches within member nations as part of our corporate responsibility even as we also develop and implement WACS and national surgical plans. We shall together with our partners establish advanced skills and simulation centres and education resource facilities within the subregion.  We invite all fellows and friends of WACS to continue to support these laudable and achievable goals.


Finally, while congratulating the government and people of Burkina Faso and the LOC led by Prof Jean Lankoande for the successful 57th conference in Ouagadougou, I urge us all to commence preparations towards the 58th WACS annual conference in Banjul, the Gambia in 2018.


 Let us arise and go forward so we can go far


  Professor King-David Terna Yawe FWACS


29th President WACS




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