Prof. Alp Numanoglu


Dr Adesoji O. Ademuyiwa

Adesoji O. Ademuyiwa
General Secretary

Dr. Adesoji O Ademuyiwa MBBS, FWACS, FMCS(Paed), FACS, CF is a Professor of Paediatric Surgery and Surgical Epidemiology in the Department of surgery, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos. He is also the Chief of Paediatric Surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Ademuyiwa has been actively involved in research in his specialty of Paediatric Surgery in the areas of neonatal surgery, gastroenterology and colorectal surgery in children as well as wound closure techniques and surgical education. Recently, Dr. Ademuyiwa’s interest has been in the unique role of paediatric surgery as an integral part of public health making him to be actively involved in several collaborations including the Globalsurg Collaborative, GloobalPaedSurg and Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS). He is currently the Executive Secretary of Pan Africa Paediatric Surgery Association (PAPSA). He is well published with several peer reviewed publications, book chapters and invited lectures to his credit.

Dr. Rouma Bankole

Rouma Bankole

Bankolé Sanni Roumanatou MD, Fellow West African College of Surgeons – FWACS, has been a professor of Pediatric surgery at the University Felix Houphouet Boigny of Cocody, Côte-d’Ivoire since 2000. Chief of the Pediatric surgery department at the Teaching Hospital of Treichville, she is also the head of the Pediatric surgery Teaching department at the University Felix Houphouet Boigny of Cocody. Deeply involved in her community, she founded and is now president of the non-governmental organization ‘Cure our children in Africa’.

The NGO has been collaborating with Smile Train for 5 years in order to provide free surgical treatment to impoverished families. Amongst other titles, she is a 2018 International Scholar of The American Plastic Surgery Foundation, a member of the Global Initiative for Children Surgery (GICS), and an executive member of the Pan African Pediatric Surgery Association (PAPSA). Commander of Ivorian National Education, she was recently named Commander of the national health Order of merit.

Prof. Essam Elhalaby

Immediate Past President

Dr. Abdelbasit Elsayed Ali

Abdelbasit Elsayed Ali

Dr Abdelbasit Elsayed Ali MBBS, Clinical MD in Surgery (UofK), FRCS (Glasg) FRCS (Paed Surg), MD Paed Surg (Hon) SMSB

Dr Abdelbasit E Ali is an Associate Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Khartoum and a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Soba University Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan. Currently, he is a Consultant and Head of Department of Paediatric Surgery at King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He received his Paediatric Surgical training in Sudan, UK and Australia. He is a founding member and Ex convener of the Paediatric Surgery Specialty Council, Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB) and a founding member and Academic Secretary of the Sudanese Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAPS). He is a member of the Executive Council of PAPSA. His areas of interest are Neonatal Surgery, Paediatric Urology and Developmental Sex Disorders and Laparoscopic Surgery. He is actively involved in Paediatric Surgical training and organized and facilitated many Neonatal and Laparoscopic Surgery workshops at home and abroad. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is a member of IPEG. He has publications and is a peer reviewer for the periodicals Annals of Pediatric Surgery (for which he is also a member of Editorial Board), Sudan Medical Journal and Gezira Journal of Health Sciences.

Prof. Kokila Lakhoo

Kokila Lakhoo
Immediate Past President


Professor Kokila Lakhoo is a consultant paediatric surgeon at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford and the University of Oxford. Recently she received an honorary professorship from University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa and Muhimbili University, Tanzania She is director of a global surgery course for Oxford University and represents Oxford University for children’s global surgery matters.

She is chair of the international forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and is personally developing paediatric surgery through a link in Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa. She is the president of Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery (GICS) that has followed on from the Lancet Commission. She is editor of 4 books including a recent joint venture with her African colleague as editor to a text book namely “Paediatric Surgery: a comprehensive text for Africa”(publisher global- help publishers).She has to date contributed to 71 chapters to paediatric surgical text books and has over 300 peer reviewed publications.

Ahmed Zaki, Egypt

Alastair Millar, South Africa

Birabwa Male, Uganda

Bothwell Mbuwayesango, Zimbabwe

Dan Poenaru, Canada

Emmanuel Ameh, Nigeria

Eric Borgstein, Malawi

Francis Uba, Nigeria

Fred Kambuni, Kenya

Miliard Derbew, Ethiopia

Niyi Ade-Ajayi, UK

Souhail Alauni, Tunisia