Who We Work With


Find a surgeon

The Find a Surgeon directory is a listing of active Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons who meet the requirements of the College's Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program and have opted to be on the list. This list excludes retired or inactive Fellows.


RACS Global Health works in partnership with the following organisations and programs to deliver medical training and aid in our region:

Australian Council for International Development
Australian Government
Vision 2020 Australia
Orthopaedic Outreach
Overseas Specialist Surgical Association Australia
Papua New Guinea EyeCare Project
Sumba Eye Program
East Timor Eye Program

The Program collaborates with the following advocacy groups to promote emergency and essential surgery on the World Health Organisation's global health agenda:

Alliance for Surgery and Anaesthesia Presence (ASAP)
Lancet Commission for Global Surgery
Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care (GIEESC), World Health Organization (WHO)
International Society for Surgery

Fellows and trainees interested in Global Surgery are invited to join ASAP - the Alliance for Surgery and Anaesthesia Presence (an integrated society of the International Society of Surgery). Visit the ASAP website or contact Professor David Watters or Professor Russell Gruen at iss.aust@surgeons.org


Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

As a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Code of Conduct, RACS Global Health is committed to high standards in financial reporting, management and ethical practice. Further information on the code is available on the ACFID website. Complaints in relation to the Code can be made directly to RACS Global Health using the website feedback form or to ACFID. Any complaints will be handled in line with the Handling Complaints Policy.

RACS is a Full Member of ACFID and a Signatory to the Code.

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Australian Government

RACS is an accredited organisation with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Australian Government provides funding for the RACS Global Health programs in the following countries: Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

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Vision 2020

RACS is a member of the Vision 2020 Global Consortium.


Our Supporters

RACS Global Health Projects would not be possible without the invaluable support of our volunteers and supporters.

RACS Global Health acknowledges the support of Airnorth, Air Vanuatu, Air New Zealand, Qantas and Jetstar for providing excess baggage waivers for medical equipment and supplies.

List of RACS Global Health Supporters - Updated November 2015 (PDF 465 KB)


Get Involved

Fellows and other supporters of the RACS Global Health Program are invited to participate at the Global Health Forum held annually at the RACS Annual Scientific Congress.

RACS convenes a triennial Global Health Symposium. The next Symposium will take place in 2018.

Fellows and other Australian or New Zealand registered health professionals interested in volunteering with the international projects should contact RACS Global Health for further information.


Contact Us

RACS Global Health
Telephone: +61 3 9276 7436
Email: global.health@surgeons.org

RACS facilitates medical education and medical aid without discrimination and irrespective of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.