Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Media coverage and publications

Please find to follow recent media coverage and publications from the RCSI/COSECSA collaboration programme.

Media coverage




  • ‘Healthcare worlds apart: From Tralee to Tanzania’ The Irish Times 16 August 2016 
  • Discussion with the Rose of Tralee, Anton Savage Show 19 July 2016 
  • ‘Health Groups must turn the world upside down’ Irish Medical Times 29 April 2016



  • ‘Half of global population has no access to surgical care’ Irish Medical Times 12 May 2015
  • ‘Pioneering Scientists in Ireland’ The Irish Times 25 June 2015
  • ‘Surgery remains the neglected stepchild of Global Health’ RCSI President Declan Magee, The Irish Times, 13 July 2015



  • ‘Lending a Helping Hand', Medical Independent, August 2014
  • ‘RCSI Mobile Skills Unit Launch' RTE Six One News 10 July 2014
  • ‘Ireland Donates Virtual Reality Technology to Train Surgeons in Africa' 11 July 2014
  • ‘A Surgical College on Wheels' Irish Medical Times, 15 August 2014



  • ‘Ghana: Doctors Received Training from Irish Surgeons Just Weeks before Disaster', 18 January 2013
  • COSECSA to expand into further African countries', Irish Medical Times, 18 January 2013
  • ‘Life as a surgeon in Kenya' Medical Independent, 17 January 2013
  • ‘Forging a New Way Forward' Medical Independent, 3 January 2013



  • ‘Sowing the Seeds of Change' Medical Independent, 13 December 2012
  • ‘Never a Dull Day in Zimbabwe' Medical Independent, 29 November 2012
  • ‘Uganda's Irish Connection Under the Knife' Irish Times Health Plus, 27 November 2012
  • Training link to Continue Beyond 2013' Irish Medical Times16 November 2012
  • The Health Challenge in Uganda, Medical Independent, 15 November 2012
  • ‘Building a 'College Without Walls' Irish Medical Times, 9 November 2012
  • Eric O'Flynn interviewed about COSECSA Collaboration Programme (Part 1/23), Near FM,13/20/27 November 1



  • ‘Building a College Without Walls' Irish Medical Times, 22 July 2011
  • ‘RCSI Past President Recognized for Africa Efforts' Irish Medical Times, 27 May 2011
  • ‘Operating with Africa' Irish Medical News, 23 May 2011
  • Interview with Prof. P. Jani on COSECSA Programme, Newstalk, September 2011




  • Eric O'Flynn, Judith Andrew, Avril Hutch, Caitrin Kelly, Pankaj Jani, Ignatius Kakande, Miliard Derbew, Sean Tierney, Nyengo Mkandawire, Krikor Erzingatsian. ‘The Specialist Surgical Workforce in East, Central and Southern Africa: A Situation Analysis’ World Journal of Surgery , 9 June 2016
  • Alice McGarvey, Eric O’Flynn & Sean Tierney ‘An ethical partnership model: clinical electives in Africa’ Medical Education Vol 50 2016



  • Sean Tierney, Eric O' Flynn ‘The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland's Collaboration with COSECSA' Journal of the Association of Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland' No. 43 Summer 2014
  • Seth D. Goldstein et al, ‘A Pilot Comparison of Standardized Online Surgical Curricula for Use in Low and Middle Income Countries' JAMA Surgery SFS, SCORE April 2014
  • Kathleen M. Casey, ‘Opening the Doors to Surgical Education in Low and Middle Income Countries' JAMA Surgery SFS, SCORE April 2014



  • Kakande I, Mkandawire N, Thompson MW. A Review of Surgical Capacity and Surgical Education Programmes in the COSECSA Region. East Central Africa Journal of Surgery 2011; 16(3): 6-34