ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The African Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (ASPCHS) is the scientific society of pediatric and congenital heart surgeons and allied specialists of Africa. The inception of ASPCHS followed a town hall meeting with a focus on Africa initiated by the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS) in May 2020. ASPCHS was thus developed through close collaboration with the WSPCHS. 

We accept members from all 55 Member States of the Africa Union (AU) divided into five geographic regions as defined by the AU

Although not members of the AU, we welcome participation of practitioners from the St. Helena, Mayotte, and Reunion. We also include a sixth region, The diaspora, to encourage the participation of people of African origin living outside the continent

Membership

Our membership includes pediatric and congenital heart surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, adult cardiologists (with interest in pediatric and congenital heart defects), anesthetists, intensivists, cardiovascular perfusionists, and other allied specialists working to improve the care of children with heart disease in Africa. Also included in our membership are surgeons and allied specialists from other continents who have shown a commitment to the development of pediatric and congenital heart surgery in Africa. 

Leadership

The Governing Council, subject to the approval of the membership, shall be composed of the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Director, and one Director (Councilor) per Africa region.

The current Officers of the African Society are the President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Executive Director.

Vision

Every child born anywhere in Africa with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care.

Mission

Promote the highest quality comprehensive cardiac care to all patients with pediatric and/or congenital heart disease, from the fetus to the adult, regardless of the patient’s economic means, with an emphasis on excellence in education, research and community service.

Values

Officers

Frank Edwin

President
Accra, Ghana.

Drissi Boumzebra

Vice President
Marrakech, Morocco.

Darshan Reddy

Second Vice President
Durban, South Africa.

Susan Vosloo

Secretary
Cape Town, South Africa.

Adel Elgamal

Treasurer
Mansoura, Egypt.

Christo Tchervenkov

Executive Director
Montreal, Canada.

Members of Consititutional Council

LAST NAME

FIRST NAME

CITY

COUNTRY

ADZAMLI

Innocent

Accra

Ghana

AL-HALEES

Zohair

Riyadh

Saudi Arabia

BA

Papa Salmane

Dakar

Senegal

BEDZRA

Edo

Kansas City

USA

BOUMZEBRA

Drissi

Marrakech

Morocco

BOUZID

Abdelmalek

Algiers

Algeria

DELIA

Ibrahim

Zaria

Nigeria

EDWIN

Frank

Accra

Ghana

ELGAMAL

Adel

Mansoura

Egypt

ENTSUA-MENSAH

Kow

Accra

Ghana

ETIUMA

Anitiemfon

Calabar

Nigeria

FALASE

Bode

Lagos

Nigeria

HERBST

Claudia

Vienna

Austria

JATENE

Marcelo

Sao Paulo

Brazil

KABANGA

Etienne

Kinshasa

DRC

KARARA

Khaled

Cairo

Egypt

KINSLEY

Robin

Durban

South Africa

KIRKLIN

James

Birmingham, Alabama

United States

MANUEL

Valdano

Luanda

Angola

MORAIS

Atilio

Maputo

Mozambique

MUHOOZI

Rwakaryebe

Kampala

Uganda

OKETCHO

Michael

Kampala

Uganda

REDDY

Darshan

Durban

South Africa

SLITINE

Nadia

Casablanca

Morocco

SMIT

Francis

Bloemfontein

South Africa

SOFIANE

Jerbi

Tunis

Tunisia

ST. LOUIS

James

Kansas City

United States

TCHERVENKOV

Christo

Montreal

Canada

UNAKPOYA

Uvie

Ile Ife

Nigeria

VOSLOO

Susan

Cape Town

South Africa