About Us

About Us

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

Fostering Research

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).

Who We Are

The Zimbabwe Association of Neurosurgeons is an association of practitioners with an interest in MAINTAINING AND IMPROVING NEUROSURGICAL SERVICES IN ZIMBABWE

Meet our executives

President of Zimbabwe Association of Neurological Surgeons (ZANS) 2019- current

Full Professor and Head of department of neurosurgery, University of Zimbabwe – College of Health Sciences.

Member of the education committee of World Federation of Neurosurgical Society (WFNS)

Former Second Vice President of WFNS.  

Former President of Association of Neurosurgical Societies of Africa (ANSA).

Honorary President of The Continental African Association of neurosurgical Societies (CAANS)

Dr A Musara

Secretary general Zimbabwe Association of Neurological Surgeons (ZANS) 2010- date

Senior lecturer University of Zimbabwe, Department of Surgery, college of health sciences

Consultant Neurosurgeon Parirenyatwa group of Hospital 2011- current

Secretary General, Senior Hospital Doctors Association (SHDA) 2019- current

Second Vice President Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) since 2018

Zimbabwe Association of Neurological Surgeons International liason Member 2019-current

Zimbabwean neurosurgeon, entrepreneur and writer. She is the author of Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter.

The novel was published in 1996, was a New York Times “Notable Book of the Year” and a Boston Globe best-seller. 

She has served on the board of directors of several organisations, including The Rotary Foundation, the Ross Ragland Theater and the South North Development Institute. She worked with the Synergos Institute as a consultant and program coordinator and was instrumental in forming community investment funds southern Africa.

Zimbabwe Association of Neurological Surgeons treasurer 2019-current