Yaounde Hosts Global Congress on Gynaecological Endoscopy

Over 1000 experts in Gynaecological Endoscopy from around the world began meeting in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, on September 26, 2022, to discuss  innovative surgical techniques in endoscopic surgery.

It is the second international  congress of Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery jointly organized by the African Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (AFSGE) and the International Society for Gynecologic Endoscopy (ISGE).

The event which will run till Friday, September 30, started with lectures and practicals on endoscopic surgery at the Yaounde Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital, CHRACERH.  It is taking place under the patronage of the Head of State, Paul Biya.

Discussions will focus on the role of endoscopic surgery in the management of infertility and other common gynaecological pathologies in the African setting. Other topics to be examined by the experts  include ; Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Pelvic Infections & Complications, Adhesions Prevention, Ovarian Tumors (begnin & malignant), Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB), Endometriosis, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy and Vaginal Hysterectomy”.

During the congress, live surgery sessions will be carried out on several patients in order to give participants more insight on how to carry out endoscopic surgery while managing specific pathologies.

The conference will be a turning point in the development and expansion of gynaecological endoscopic surgery in Africa.

Prior to the event, workshops and Endoscopic surgeries were organised at CHRACERH.

Four months ago, the First Lady, Chantal Biya and staff of CHRACERH joined 300 families of babies born through Invitro Fertilization to celebrate the gift of life during a Pontifical Mass in Yaoundé.

CHRACERH now numbers more than 300 babies born through the the Assisted Reproductive Technique. The Director of the health facility, Prof. Jean Marie Kasia, who doubles as the President of the African Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy, says the target is to have 500 babies conceived through invitro fertilization by 2025.


Kathy Neba Sina 

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