The Southern African Spinal Cord Association

More About SASCA

The aim of SASCA

The aim of SASCA is the study of all problems concerning traumatic and non-traumatic afflictions of the spinal cord and more particularly the advancement in medical and surgical intervention, rehabilitation and social reintegration of the spinal cord paralysed.

eLearning offered by ICoS

For Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists and Assistive Technologists, Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, people interested in Spinal Cord Injury prevention and Peer Counsellors

eLearning offered by ICoS
(The International Spinal Cord Society)

This module is intended as an introduction to the basic principles of SCI management appropriate for all members of the multidisciplinary team.

It covers topics such as prehospital care, acute medical care, management of vertebral lesion, management of bladder/bowel, management of complications, psychological support, comprehensive rehabilitation and the role of different health professionals.

Our Key Focus Areas

  • To provide information to health care professionals
  • To provide information to policy makers
  • To promote the treatment and rehabilitation of health and well-being
  • To network with governmental and non-governmental organisations, academic institutions and other service providers
  • To encourage appropriate and relevant research promoting the primary health care approach

We Support:

  • The protection of personal dignity
  • Equity of service and opportunity
  • Application of minimum standards of care
  • Accountability between users and providers of services
  • Respect for and protection of the basic rights of clients and colleagues
  • The adoption of a holistic, empathic, inter-disciplinary approach to care
  • The encouragement, enhancement and improvement of professional skills

SASCA Constitution


A number of international spinal cord injury (SCI) organizations have joined together to conduct a survey of researchers and clinicians to identify barriers and facilitators to international SCI research.

The goal of the study is to identify and implement initiatives supported by SCI organizations to enhance international collaborations...
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