Annual Conferences

The 10th Annual Conference:

Conference theme: Violence against women. 
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include:
An Overview on Violence Against Women and SRH: by Dr. Solomon Kumbi.
SRH in Ethiopia: by Dr. Tesfanesh Belay.
Threats and violence to health and development: by Dr. Clare Rudd, a Clinical Psychologist from Zimbabwe.
Women rights policies and international agreements: by W/o Emebet Kebede, EWLA.
Socio-cultural practices harmful to women: by Dr. Dehab Belay, NTCPE.

The 9th Annual Conference:

ESOG dedicated to the 4th annual conference of East Central and Southern African association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Conference theme: Taking reproductive health to the people.
Topic of the panel Discussion: Magnitude of maternal mortality and morbidity in Africa.
Papers presented in the Panel:
Maternal survival and health a pathway to development in Uganda: by Prof. Mirembe. 
Burden of obstetric fistulae: a life time Experience: by Dr. Catherine Hamlin.
Save the mothers initiative: by Prof Shirish Sheth, Presidet FIGO.
Making pregnancy safer: by Dr. Michael Jancloes, WHO, Country Representative.
Averting maternal death and disability: by Dr. Solomon Tesfaye, Care Ethiopia.
Different strategies and the problem of maternal health at hand: by Dr. F. Majoko, senior Obstetrician and Gynecologist from Zimbabwe.
Experience in implementation of the different programs: by Dr. Tesfanesh Belay, Head Family Health Department, Ministry of Health Ethiopia.

The 8th Annual Conference:

Conference theme: The role of NGOs (RH) in supporting health and family planning services in Ethiopia.
Issues addressed in the panel discussion include:
The Experience of Oromia Health Bureau in working with RH NGOs: by Dr. Ibrahim Ahmed, Head ORHB.
RH NGOs in Ethiopia, Contributions and Problems: by W/o Tigist Alemu and Ato Hailu Belachew from COFAP.
Complimentarity and support of RH NGOs in RH/FP: by Dr. Tesfanesh Belay, Head Family Health Department, Ministry of Health.
Scientific papers presented: 
Topical microbicides- A promising new prevention technology for STI/HIV infections: by Dr. Melaku Adane.
Uterine rupture in Yirgalem Hospital: by Dr. Yewondwossen Tilahun.
Female Genital Mutilation: by Dr. Solomon Kumbi.
Cross sectional study on sexuality and selected RH problems among Tikur Anbessa high school students: by Dr. Zerai Kassaye.

The 7th Annual Conference:

Conference theme:  Illegal and Unsafe abortion In Ethiopia.
Issues addressed in the panel discussion include: 
Illegal and unsafe abortion the African Experience: by Ato Sahlu Haile, senior Advisor, Packard Foundation.
Illegal and unsafe abortion its magnitude and scope the Ethiopian situation: by Dr. Seyoum Yoseph, Private Consultant, Obstetricians and Gynecologist.
RH service in Ethiopia: what is missing and what is to be done in light of Illegal and unsafe abortion: by Dr. Solomon Kumbi, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Gondar College of Medical Sciences.
The social impact of illegal and unsafe abortion: a sociological viewpoint: by Prof. Seyoum G/ Selassie, Addis Ababa University department of sociology and population studies.
Legal issues concerning illegal and unsafe abortion in Ethiopia by W/o original W/Giorgis, Ethiopian women Lawyers Association.