The Tissue Gardener

They take on barren or weed infested patches of denuded earth and—with compassion and care—gradually transform them into flowing lawns and lush flowerbeds through their diligent care and use of the right tools. They are continually faced with pests, drought, floods, hail or careless trampling. Yet, without resentment they return to doing what they can—all in the fervent hope or stubborn faith that they will see a blossom yet. As gardeners they work with careful observation and wisdom. They understand that sunlight (oxygen) and water (perfusion) are indispensable allies and must be provided for their garden to grow. They are ruthless towards dead plants and the eradication of pests, yet spend infinite care protecting the vulnerable seedling. They know that as long as they provide the right environment—their plants will thrive…. These people are as much a marvel of nature as the gardens they produce; behold the wound care practitioner—the tissue gardener! Frans Cronje

Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa


The Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa (WHASA) is a multidisciplinary organization incorporating a team approach to wound healing. 

WHASA is a non-profit and voluntary multidisciplinary association registered in terms of the Non-profit Organizations Act, Act 71 of 1997 (as amended). As such, WHASA is a voluntary association of persons, which represent members in the health professions of the Republic of South Africa and adjacent territories. 

The purpose of the Association is to promote and develop skills and specialized knowledge pertaining to advanced wound care. 

Wound Healing Southern Africa



Wound Healing Southern Africa (WHSA) seeks to publish articles related to wound healing and wound care. This may take the form of original research (clinical or laboratory work), review papers for continued professional development (CPD), case reports, product reviews, and letters (scientific and editorial). The target readership is specialists allied to wound care, general practitioners, and nursing and allied professions with an interest in the field.

All material submitted for publication must be submitted exclusively to WHSA unless both WHSA and the relevant journal have given authorisation to publish. All articles will be sent for peer review. WHSA will not accept material submitted to, or published by, other journals or books. Opinions expressed by authors are their own and not necessarily those of MedPharm Publications, the editorial staff, or any member of the editorial advisory board. The publishers of WHSA accept no responsibility for statements made by contributors or claims made by advertisers nor does the publication of advertisements constitute or imply endorsement. The content of WHSA is protected by copyright.