Our unit has excellent relationships with the other academic centres in South Africa. We communicate regularly with our colleagues in these units. This has included running combined live surgery workshops. Both full time Urogynaecologists in our unit are members of the South African Urogynaecology Association (SAUGA) council. We have an excellent relationship with Dr Kobus van Rensburg from Tygerberg Hospital and have collaborated and several occasions in research, cadaver workshops and regular combined meetings.
We have excellent relationships with several International Urogynaecology Units. We believe that regular communication with these colleagues not only keeps our management strategies contemporary, but it holds us accountable in the way in which we run the unit. We are currently collaborating on several research projects with Prof Jan-Paul Roovers at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. Since 2013 we have hosted 3 IUGA sponsored fellows from Ghana through the Ghana IUGA training program and 1 from Nepal.