The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) in collaboration with the Maternal and Children’s Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted four-day catchment-based clinical mentorship skill training. The training was conducted in Adama town at Adama German Hotel from January 22-25, 2020.
A dissemination workshop was conducted on an evaluation of residency exams at Elilly Hotel on December 27, 2019. The workshop aimed at presenting results on evaluation that was undertaken on in- training examination for residents administered under OB-Gyn departments in 12 institutions.
The series of launching events concluded for the project entitled-- Strengthening Capacity and Improving Quality of Reproductive Health (Family Planning (FP) and Compressive Abortion Care (CAC)) and Reducing Stigma on Abortion Care Service Providers. The series of these events came to an end with a launching event in Chiro, the capital of West Hararge in Oromia Regional State on December 15, 2019. One day earlier the same event was conducted in Ambo town of the same region.
The same events were being conducted in Debre Birhan, Woldia and Assela towns on November 16, 23 and 30 2019, respectively. The workshops have been conducted in the Amhara and Oromia Regional States, where the project is focused.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of FP and CAC in the primary health care units to increase service uptake and support the Ministry of Health (MoH) on developing effective de-stigmatization strategies for safe abortion care among health care workers. To achieve this end the projects aims at institutionalizing FP and CAC and newborn health mentorship programs at primary hospitals and health centers through producing Emergency Surgical Officers (ESOs). Strengthening the quality improvement programs in FP, CAC, maternal and child health at primary hospitals and health centers and reducing stigma and discrimination against abortion care providers are also the objectives of the project.
The project involves a total of 100 health centers and 12 hospitals in two zones, North Shewa and North Wollo of the Amhara Regional State and in three zones: Arsi, West Shewa and West Hararge of the Oromia Regional State.
The workshop brought together medical doctors, gynecologists, ESOs and other health workers from health centers, hospitals and health bureaus from zonal to a regional level. During the workshop, participants have discussed various challenges and opportunities for the project.
Accepting the project as a great opportunity to improve health services, participants have cautioned on various matters: the culture of passing mentorship skills down to other members in facilities and lack of awareness regarding gaps at various level of the health structure, among others, are challenges raised by participants.
Funded by David and Lucile Packard Foundation and partnering with MoH, regional health bureaus, woreda health offices, hospitals and health centers, the project will run until February 2021.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and USAID Transform- HDR are undertaking clinical mentorship training at Washington Hotel, Addis Ababa beginning Wednesday, December 4, 2109. The training being given under Health in Developing Regions Project will continue through Saturday, December 7, 2019.
The training brought together 11 gynecologists and 15 Emergency Surgical Officers from Afar, Gambella, Somali and Benishangul Gumuz Regional States. The training aimed at equipping trainees on how to mentor Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) Services in various health facilities across the four regions.
The training is being provided by professionals from various institutions, who have involved in developing the national mentorship guideline.
Health in Developing Regions Project is implemented by Amref Health Africa in partnership with Project Hope, IntraHealth International, and General Electric. Funded by USAID, the project covers 458 health facilities located in 58 weredas of the four regionals states.
The project aims at increasing the utilization of high impact and quality reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health and family planning services and supporting the Government of Ethiopia’s overall progress in ending preventable child and maternal deaths.