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.