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To be the premier society of surgical health, committed to the welfare and education of Surgeons, research, access as well as advocacy, collaboration and mobilization of resources in Kenya.


To be the premier professional society in matters of surgical health in Kenya.

Core Values

Excellence – We are committed to excellence in surgical health

Integrity – We uphold ethical conduct of surgery

Professionalism – We are guided by professional standards, systems and structures

Compassionate – We care about the needs of members and patients

Innovation – We strive to generate local knowledge and evidence

Collaboration – We promote interaction with specialty surgical groups and we recognise and respect their autonomy


SSK Council: The Surgical of Kenya Society of Kenya (SSK) Council comprises an Executive committees of President, Vice President, Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Treasurer and members who represent different SSK regions, subspecialties, gender, associates and COSECSA constituencies.The council crafts policies for the organization and oversee the implementation of the 2013-2018 strategic plan of the society.

SSK Foundation

This is still in its nascent stages. The SSK envisages that the Foundation will be key instrument for mobilization of resources to allow successful implementation of all programs. Senior members of the society have embraced the concept and have committed to run with it. Under the leadership of Prof. George Magoha, Mr. Shashi Patel, Mr. MR Khan and Mr. Moses Oketch, the Foundation will acquire the status, shape and form to deliver on its mandate.

Divisions & Committees

Division of Member Service

The strongest pillar of the society is the members. We have noticed the increased participation of members on every activity. The Associates committee coordinates activities specific to the associate members including the residents fora, social programs, mentorship and participation in surgical camps.

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Division of Surgical Quality & Access

Access to quality surgical care is still a problem in most parts of the country and outcomes for trauma, cancer and surgical infections are key quality patient care. The society has programs to both educate and lobby for change of policy in these key areas.

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Division of Surgical Education

Surgical practice continues to change world-wide due to new and high level evidence from the plethora of research results published every day. This committee is tasked with coordination of continuous education sessions which take the form of half-day symposia or shorter sessions for members in Nairobi and outside the capital city.

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