The South African Association of Paediatric Surgeons (SAAPS) was founded in 1975 as the official representative body for Paeditric Surgeons in South Africa. It is a Specialist Association related to the South African Medical Association (SAMA) and is related to the World Federation of Associations of Paediatric Surgery (WOFAPS). As such, it is associated with the more than 70 Associations of Paediatric Surgeons worldwide.
The mission of SAAPS is to improve the surgical care of South African Children.
The objects for which the Group was established are:-
- To promote the practice, research and the advancement of study in paediatric surgery.
- To promote the professional and legitimate interest of paediatric surgeons and to work towards the establishment of Paediatric Surgery in South Africa.