The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
comprises 132 societies and associations and is a truly a global community, representing 49,000 neurosurgeons around the world.
We aspire to promote improvement in neurosurgical care, training, and research worldwide. One of the outstanding contributions of the WFNS has been supporting the growth of neurosurgery in low- and middle-income countries, helping our profession take root in countries where there had never before been a neurosurgeon.
The subsequent growth of neurosurgery on African soil is a real success story and we are excited to return to Africa – this time to sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town. We will celebrate the progress made, and renew our profession’s commitment to providing access to neurosurgical care for all the people of the world.