Underway Projects

1. Enhancing Medical Education and Residency Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Ethiopia:

1.1 ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT Collaborative Project:

The ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT Collaborative project has come a long way and achieved a great deal since it was launched in June 2016 (It went operational in September 2016). The project which was initially structured with four interrelated thematic areas i.e. Residency program, CME, Journal and Examination & Certification has later on expanded its thematic areas with two thematic areas namely Leadership Development, Medical Ethics and two cross cutting areas i.e. IT development & Program Communication expanding the project to eight thematic areas.
Accordingly, the project has made a long stride in enhancing the ob-gyn residency programs at the twelve universities through implementing the major thematic areas activities. It has worked relentlessly in improving the ob-gyn residency training programs quality through system strengthening and building the capacity of faculty and ESOG members at large. The project has also had a significant input in upgrading the reproductive health journal in quantity and quality and has also played a leading role in providing CME course to its members. The first phase of the project ended on September 30, 2017.

Achievements:

Residency program:
Situational analysis
Launching of the harmonized curriculum
Monitoring and assessment of the harmonized curriculum implementation-pending report
Residency Review Committee (RRC) establishment initiated-to be finalized  and be operational
Pedagogy training to young faculty and senior residents
Program director's school
Residents' procedure electronic logbook application
CME:
Situational analysis
CME aspects training to ESOG members
CME course provisions-Standalone & ESOG AC preconference CME courses
ESOG CPD guideline development
Examination & Certification:
Situational analysis
Exam item writing training to faculty
Exam blueprint development/banking training to faculty
National Residents' in Training Exam provision-precursor of a certification exam in the long run
Psychometric analysis of the examination
Journal:
Manuscript writing and research training
Increased article number and journal volume
launching of a website 
Leadership:
Leadership development training to responsible in the ob-gyn specialty training program/department
Medical ethics:
Code of ethics document development
Training on medical ethics and medico-legal issues handling
Program Communication:
Communication Strategic plan
IT development:
CME live streaming sessions via bluejeans
 

1. 2  ESOG - CIRHT Collaborative Project:

Having the same objectives and thematic areas as the phase I, the project has achieved the following so far:-

Residency program: 
Monitoring and assessment of the harmonized curriculum implementation-pending report
Residency Review Committee (RRC) establishment initiated-to be finalized  and be operational
Pedagogy training to young faculty and senior residents
Program director's school
Residents' procedure electronic logbook application
CME:
CME course provisions-Standalone & ESOG AC preconference CME courses
Obtained accreditation as CPD Provider
Examination & Certification:
Exam item writing training to faculty
Exam blueprint development/banking training to faculty
National Residents' in Training Exam provision
Journal:
Manuscript writing training
Publishing EJRH four times per year
Research ethics training
Leadership:
Leadership development training to responsible in the ob-gyn specialty training program/department
Medical ethics:
Orientation on code of ethics for residents is being undertaken
Code of ethics is published
Program Communication:
Lanchina Lante program
IT development:
CME live streaming sessions via bluejeans
 

2. Qulaity Improvement in Reproductive Health Project:

2.1. Implementing quality improvement in reproducitve health (Family Planning and Comprehensive Abortion Care) in selected hospitals and health centers of Amhara and Oromia regions and de-stigmatization of safe abortion among health care workers in Ethiopia:

Project period: 01/10/2016 to 31/07/2019

Funded by: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Project sites: Arsi, West Shewa and West Hararge zones in Oromia region and North Shewa and north Wollo zones in Amhara region

Objective: To implement the integrated QI strategy in reproductive health among 60 health facilities in Amhara and Oromia Regions and de-stigmatization of safe abortion care among service providers

 Major activities accomplished:

 - Conducted project launching workshop

 - Established project mentorship and technical support team

 - Conducted facility baseline assessment

 - Conducted quality improvement and mentorship skill training for project technical support team

 - Conducted quality improvement (QI) training for FP and CAC providers

 - Provided two-round technical support mentorship for quality improvement on FP and CAC services

 - Conducted a research on "Health providers' attitude and perception towards safe abortion service at selected public health facilities in Oromia and Amhara regions and Addis Ababa

 - Conducted training of service providers on safe abortion service provision as far as permitted by law /comprehensive abortion care services/ for health providers

 - Conducted two rounds of cluster review meetings /quality learning circle/

 - Conducted training on value clarification and attitude transformation about comprehensive safe abortion care service for facility managers and MCH heads.

 - Conducted supportive supervision

 - Provided MVA kits

 - Conducted project endline evaluation

 2.2 Strengthening the capacity of public health facilities to improve quality of reproductive health /FP and CAC/ and reducing stigma on safe abortion care services project:

Project period: February 1, 2019 - January 31, 2021

Funded by: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Project sites: Arsi, West Shewa and West Hararge zones in Oromia region and North Shewa and north Wollo zones in Amhara region

Objectives: Conduct low dose and high frequency FP and CAC mentorship at primary hospitals and health center clusters through task shifting mentorship to ESO, strengthen quality improvment program in RH (FP and CAC) at primary hospitals and health centers and reduce stigma on abortion care providers

Activites accomplished so far:

- Project approval is obtained from Federal Minsitry of Health

 

 3. USAID Trasnform Health in Developing Regions Project:

 3.1 Facility assessment of CEmONC services in 15 health facilities of developing regional states in Ethiopia:

 Objective: To assess the capacity and rediness of hospitals to provide comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care (CEmONC) services in the project   implementation woredas

Funded by: Project Hope

Project sites: 15 hospitals in Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar and Somali regions

Project period: February 1, 2019 to March 31, 2019

Activities accomplished:

- Assessed the capacity and readiness of hospitals in the project implementation woredas to provide CEmONC services and its nine signal functions focusing on strengths and gaps

- Assessed the competency of service providers to provide CEmONC services

- Provided a set of long and short term recommendations for each facility for improvement pertaining to areas of human resources, equipment and supplies and signal functions

3.2 Clinical mentorship of CEmONC services:

Objectives: to equip health care providers with the clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve competency in provision of quality of care and strengthen the capacity of health care system to improve service delivery particularly CEmONC services

Funded by: Project Hope

Project sites: 15 hospitals in Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar and Somali regions

Project period: September 19, 2019- June 18, 2020

Activities accomplished so far:

- Service agreement signed with Project Hope

4. Catchment Based Clinical Mentorship Project:

4.1 Catchment Based Clinical Mentorship Project in Selected hospitals in Amhara and Oromia regions:

Funded by: Federal Minsitry of Health

Project sites: Amhara region- North Wollo and North Shewa zones in two hospitals and six primary hospitals

                    Oromia region- Arsi and West Shewa zones in two general hospials an six primary hospitals

Objective:To improve quality on health care service provision through strengthening the capacity and improving the quality of the health care service delivery

Major activites accomplished:

- Conducted project orientation meeting

- Established project mentorship and technical support team

- Conducted project sensitization workshop

- Conducted catchment based clinical mentorship skill training for mentors

- Provided three round technical support mentorship for RMNCH services

- Conducted regional review meetings

4.2 

5. Meri Leadership and Mentorship Program:

Objective:To empower women and cultivate future women leaders

Project period: January 1, 2019- December 31, 2022

Funded by: Federal Minsitry of Health

Activities accomplished so far:

-  Announcment of bid to select leadership firm, Earuyan Solutions and Trading PLC is selected

-  Partnered with Earuyan Solutions Consultancy and Training PLC for the design, organization and hosting of the Meri leadership and mentorshipprogram for young underserved women in Ethiopia

- Program launch event conducted

- Leadership trainings are conducted in 12 sessions