The Zimbabwe Association of Neurological Surgeons (ZANS) was formed by Zimbabwe Neurosurgeons in 2010.

ZANS organizes and facilitates relevant continuing professional development for skills and knowledge sharing between professionals. It is accredited with the Medical and Dental Practitioners of Zimbabwe as a Continuing professional development accrediting body.

ZANS is also a platform for promoting relevant health research in Neurological surgery and allied disciplines.

Since its formation ZANS has been complementing the University of Zimbabwe department of surgery’s training of doctors and Neurosurgeons by facilitating training through creating a platform for education and interaction with international colleagues.

ZANS has organized three international meetings and several local meetings for Neurosurgeons.

ZANS is a member of the Continental African Association of Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS).