The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) received a warm welcome as it launched its new project entitled- Implementing Quality Improvement (QI) in Reproductive Health (RH): Family Planning (FP) and Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) in selected hospitals and Health Centers of Amhara and Oromia, Ethiopia and De-stigmatization of Safe abortion among Health Care Workers in Ethiopia.
A launching event was underway in Debre Birhan of Amhara Regional State and Assela of Oromia Regional state on August 1 and 4, 2017, respectively.
Facilitated by Eyob Mohammed, the project coordinator, the events brought together Dr. Balkachew Nigatu, ESOG’s vice president and the Principal Investigator (PI )of the project for the Amhara, Dr. Muhidin Abdo, ESOG’s executive board member and the PI of the project for the Oromia, AtoBedri Ahmed of the Federal Ministry of Health, Ato Alemayehu Hunduma from Oromia Health Bureau and many other health facilities.
Attending the events were professionals from Zone Health Departments and Wereda Health offices and others from various health facilities.
With welcoming notes from Ato Bekri, Dr. Balkachew and Dr. Muhidin along with officials from regional health bureaus, the events saw a presentation from Eyob and a very warm deliberation by participants on the project. The enthusiasm was evident among participants as the opinions circulated around.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) with its landmark project in improving the quality of training in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) launched the Ob-Gyn specialty training harmonized curriculum and program requirements document on an event held at Grand Resort and Spa, Bahir Dar on July 14, 2017.
The launching ceremony took place at the 4th Consortium of Medical Schools in Ethiopia (COME) organized by the FMoH and hosted by Bahirdar University. Present on the event, among others, were Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG and Dr. Balkachew Nigatu, vice president, Dr. Getachew Tollera, human resource development directorate director at FMoH, Dr. Ephrem Tekle, Mothers and Children’s Health (MCH) directorate director, health and medical college deans and hospital CEOs.
ESOG under ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project has taken the lead in the preparation of the document. The document aimed at harmonizing the curriculums being used by the various residency programs in the various institutions and setting a standard of requirements for institutions aspiring to launch the program.
Part of the event was the official handing over of the documents by Dr. Dereje to Dr. Getachew. ESOG was offered an immense appreciation for taking the lead in harmonizing the curriculums and preparing the standard requirements to launch specialty programs.
Later at dinner and closing ceremony his Excellency Dr. Amir Aman, state minister of health handed out the two documents to Prof. Yesigeta Gelaw, vice president of Bahir Dar University to mark the official launching.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) joins the world as it observes the World Blood Donor Day today June 14, 2017. ESOG recognizes how significant public blood donations have been to save mothers’ and children’s life. We also recognize the shortage of blood to be able to save every mother and every child during delivery and beyond. Taking this opportunity we would like to encourage our staff, our members and the general public to donate blood at any time of convenience. Give Blood; Give Now; Give Often!
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