ESOG News

The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG’s) PMTCT Project has finalized a basic Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) training focusing on Option B+ today Thursday, Novembers 19, 2015. 29 health care providers working both in Addis Ababa and regional target facilities have participated on the training. Started on November 12, 2015, the training took place at Kasanchis Nigist Towers Building, 3rd floor, where the Society’s Project Office is located. 

 

Training on care for survivors of sexual violence was conducted from September 16-18, 2015 in Addis Ababa. In the training 22 health care providers from 15 public hospitals: nurses, midwives, general practitioners and obstetricians and gynecologists were trained. The Sexual Assault Clinical Outreach Project is its last year of phase two of the project implementation.

It is funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy through UNFPA. UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.

 

The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG’s) Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) project in private health facilities team undertook a general mentorship and technical support over six sites, five in Dessie and one in Debire Birhan. As part of the regular mentorship and technical support the Project has been providing, the Project team recently conducted the mentorship and provided the technical support over a period of about one week beginning the 2nd through 7th of November, 2015. The technical support the team provides focuses, among other things, on checking the availability of HIV testing for pregnant women, the availability of ARV drugs for HIV infected mothers and their babies, follow up on whether mother baby pair cohort are up to date, and ensuring adherence of PMTCT services and retention to follow up. The mentorship and technical support also ensures the availability and proper usage, and provides in cases of shortages, of PMTCT M&E tools, collects related data and compiles reports and avails technical feedback and support to enable the health workers to provide quality PMTCT services.