WOFAPS President Letter
- February 13, 2020
- Posted by: WOFAPS
- Category: Photos
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Pediatric Surgeons around the World
Since its inception in 1974, the WOFAPS has made a tremendous contribution to the progress of pediatric surgery and the welfare of children worldwide. This sacred mission has been conducted through the dedicated work of WOFAPS leaders and pioneers who have contributed to what is the WOFAPS today. It is a great honor and huge responsibility to take the leadership of the WOFAPS for the term 2020-2023.
With this glorious history of the WOFAPS in mind, I plan to continue the mission and goals of the federation with the executive board. It is our responsibility to expand the reach and achievements of the federation towards improving the care of children and training of pediatric surgeons around the world. This is especially in the low and middle-income countries by organizing workshops, sending experts, training of young pediatric surgeons, and the use of online education and consultation.
Recently, a great new feature was approved by the WOFAPS board and council, the WOFAPS individual affiliated membership. It allows every pediatric surgeon around the world to become a member of the WOFAPS with great benefits. Many have already joined the individual membership with new applications every day. I encourage all pediatric surgeons to apply for the membership and start enjoying the benefits.
The WOFAPS foundation has helped many pediatric surgeons from different parts of the world to get training in centers of excellence of pediatric surgery through WOFAPS scholarships. Pediatric surgeons can apply for the WOFAPS support online through the WOFAPS website.
More than one hundred national associations of pediatric surgery are members of the WOFAPS general council. Regional associations are conducting regional area meetings in Collaboration with WOFAPS twice yearly. It is a great way to ensure the proper exchange of knowledge and skills between national and international world experts. Every association can propose to conduct such collaborative meetings.
We need the collaboration of all pediatric surgery associations to achieve the WOFAPS goals and mission, this will happen through continuous communication. We would like to hear your feedback and suggestions, and I will be very happy to try to solve local problems for the sake of a better future for our children and better training for the young pediatric surgeons.
Prof Sameh Shehata