Multilevel training in Trauma and Musculoskeletal Impairment care in East, Central and Southern Africa. Working in the following countries: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Fields of work Surgery/Surgical Specialities
UK Partner Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford
Developing Country Partner the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA)
Contact Professor Chris Lavy (Email cool@ndorms.ox.ac.uk or visit www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/cool.php)

COSECSA Oxford Orthopaedic Link (COOL) is a multi-country partnership programme between the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford and the College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The three-year project (2012–2015) combines research and training in primary trauma care and musculoskeletal impairment across the ten sub-Saharan countries in the COSECSA region: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. It aims to meet the critical need for more health workers trained in treating serious injury and musculoskeletal impairment. The project is funded through the Health Partnership Scheme, which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) for the benefit of the UK and partner country health sectors and managed by the Tropical Health Education Trust (THET).