The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ESOG) was established in 1992 in response to the Safe Motherhood Initiative as a collective professional expression of concern to the high maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity, and the poor SRH status in the country. The main aim was to enhance the contribution of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to improve access and quality of the SRH service in Ethiopia. Consequently, during the last 28 years ESOG has undertaken a number of remarkable SRH activities by engaging its members, working hand in hand with FMoH and networking with other partners working in the area of SRH. The major focus of intervention includes Safe Motherhood, prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS, Prevention of Post Partum Hemorrhage, Care for Survivors of Sexual Assault, improving access to quality CEmONC services, introducing national standards and guidelines.
To see that our community understands the elements and properly utilizes the services of sexual and reproductive health (SRH); and that the profession secures the proper professional environment to realize its mission.
To promote and enhance sexual & reproductive health (SRH); through evidence based and cohesive action of the society with active participation of its members and broad national & international partnerships.
To support the improvement of standards, ethics and practice of sexual & reproductive health.
- To insure high standard of SRH practice in Ethiopia in order to attain the highest possible level of health for women and children in the country.
- To influence policy, strategy and plan development and training and research in SRH.
- To improve professional excellence through training and the dissemination of appropriate knowledge and practices in SRH.
- To advocate and promote high standard ethical practices in SRH.
- To promote research in SRH.
- To strengthen professional linkages with similar Societies and organizations in and outside Ethiopia.
- Informing the community about the benefit of reproductive health and making them aware of its advantages.
- To contribute towards the country’s all round development by taking SRH into consideration.