The 52nd Health Ministers Conference held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 2010, resolved that there was a need to establish an umbrella College of Health Sciences to which all existing and future constituent colleges will affiliate (ECSA/HMC52/R9: Strengthening Partnerships for Health). The ECSA-HC was, therefore, mandated to facilitate the process under the guidance and support of the Director General. The ECSA College of Health Sciences is an umbrella College facilitating the functions of the Autonomous Constituent Professional Colleges.
The College of Health Sciences has six (6) constituent colleges which are
Other health professional bodies have subsequently expressed interest to establish their own colleges affiliated to the ECSA Health Community. Others are still in the process of joining.
The aim of the East, Central and Southern Africa College of Health Science is to promote excellence in specialist services including training, service provision and research within the ECSA health region.
The objectives of the ECSA College of Health Sciences are among others to:
Structure and Organization of the College of Health Sciences
The ECSA College of Health Sciences consists of the Senate as its governing body with a secretariat headed by the college registrar.
Organogram for the ECSA College Of Health Sciences