Cardiac Surgery


PASCAR Task Force: Cardiac Surgery

Task Force Chairperson: Dr Abdullah Ashmeg (Sudan): 

Task Force Co-Chair: Dr Miloud Belhaj (Morocco):

Click here to view: PASCAR Task Force Cardiac Surgery: Report and Plans for 2018 - 2021



Peter Zilla, R Morton Bolman, et al. The Cape Town Declaration on Access to Cardiac Surgery in the Developing World. Ann Thorac Surg, 2018 (click here to download pdf)

Koffi Herve Yangni-Angate. Cardiothoracic Surgery in the African Continent. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, October 2016 (click here to download pdf)

Charles Yankah, Francis Fynn-Thompson, et al. Cardiac Surgery Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Quo Vadis? Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon, 2014. (click here to download pdf)

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PASCaTS encourages young cardiothoracic surgeons in Africa to apply for the Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship, 2018-2019 (click here for more information or visit their website)

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Memorial Service – Celebrating the Life of Professor Bongani Mayosi

2 August from 15.30 for 16.00 CAT livestreamed via

Please click here for the Memorial Service Brochure

Prof Bongani Mayosi passed away on 27 July 2018, he was a South African cardiology professor who was awarded his county's highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe in 2009. He was the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town South Africa. 

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