COPECSA envisions that Pathology in its broad and narrow sense will support and inform medical and laboratory practice in Africa for the timely and accurate delivery in diagnostic, preventive and curative health service delivery.
The Goal of COPECSA is to establish a regional and internationally recognized College that supports and informs medical and laboratory practice and ensures quality Pathology in Africa.
To develop highly competent and ethical specialist workforce in Pathology able to provide quality laboratory services for diagnosis, prevention and management of disease and also for research to international standards.
To develop and promote leadership and excellence in the safe practice of pathology through training, accreditation, advocacy and professional development for quality health.
We believe in old-fashioned values paired with creativity and innovation as well as forward-thinking.
We are starting a tradition grounded in the values of;
- Ethical practice
Excellence in Pathology for Better Health.
THE ORGANIZATIONS PURPOSE AND ETHOS
The purpose of COPECSA is to promote excellence in the practice of pathology and to be responsible for maintaining standards through training, examinations and professional development for the benefit of patients and the improved understanding
of disease throughout the world.
COPECSA aims to achieve this purpose by support Pathologists in the region and their constituent societies through:
- facilitation of standard setting;
- leadership in establishing international standards for laboratory accreditation,
- certification of pathologists; and
- The creation of regional opportunities for cooperation in education, research, practice and commerce.