The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) held a press conference at Hilton Addis Hotel last Saturday December 31, 2016. The press conference aimed at informing the media and the general public on the upcoming event- The 25th Annual Conference of ESOG and Silver Jubilee Celebration and the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AFOG).
The conference will be conducted at Capital Hotel and Spa on February 2-4, 2017 with the theme- “The Challenges and Opportunities of Reproductive Health in Africa” -
Leading the press conference were Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Dr. Yirgu G.Hiwot and Dr. Mengistu H.Mariam. Having made elaborations on the event, the representatives of the Society have answered questions from the various media outlets. Reporters have raised questions regarding the upcoming event and on other issues regarding maternal, children and reproductive health.
The event was concluded with a blood donation session, the purpose of which was to increase the awareness of the community on the importance of blood donation to save lives and to discharge the social obligation of the Society members on top of the professional responsibility of caring for women, mothers, fetuses and newborns. Staff members of ESOG and a aboard member were among those who donated blood.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a consultative meeting with pharmaceutical companies at Siyonat Hotel on December 16, 2016. The consultative meeting involved matters related to the 25th Annual Conference and Silver of Jubilee of ESOG and the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AFOG).
On the meeting Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, gave overview of the joint conference and discussion was also on fund raising and engagement of pharmaceuticals with the presence of Dr. Dawit Desalegn, fund raising and sponsorship sub-committee head.
Themed- SDGs: Opportunities and Challenges of Reproductive Health in Africa, the joint conference is planned to be conducted at Capital Hotel and Spa on February 2-4, 2017. Members of both the Society and Federation, along with international personalities in obstetrics and gynecology, other dignitaries from the health sector both from Ethiopia, the region and beyond are expected to attend the joint conference.
An initial meeting on capacity building of branch offices of Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) was conducted at the Project Office on December 17, 2016. Participants were Dr. Dereje Negussie, president; Dr. Balkachew Negatu, vice president; Dr. Birhanu Sendek, honorary secretary; Selamawit Kifle, general manager and four representatives from ESOG’s Regional Chapter Offices from Gondar, Bahir Dar, Harar/Eastern and Mekelle.
Issues under discussion included fund raising, project initiation, expectations from branch offices and medico legal issues. Challenges of maintaining branch office spaces and ways forward regarding the issues raised were also areas of focus.
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