In 2008 there were several staff movements. Dr Trevor Croft left at the end of his 1 year contract. Drs A Thumbs and K Hellberg from German joined the department on 2-year contract under the CIM Young specialists programme. Dr Kumiponjera returned to the department. Two assistant lecturers, Drs P Kamalo and P Noah are progressing well with postgraduate training in South Africa.
The ministry of health staff compliment decreased from 3 surgeons to 2 surgeons following the departure on 2 united nations volunteers.
The department still needed the services of visiting surgeons and these were Dr Abedinego Kinasha, neurosurgeon; Prof Ogendo, cardiothoracic surgeon; Dr J Mchenga, maxillofacial surgeon; Dr Chris Bemm, ENT surgeon; and Prof Borgstein, ENT surgeon.
In view of the increasing number of students in the college there is need to increase the staff compliment in the department both by the College of Medicine and by the Ministry of Health.