The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) honored two of its senior members, Professor Lukman Yusuf and Dr. Yirgu G.Hiwot, with a Life Time Achievement Award. The award was handed out as a part of an opening ceremony to the 25th Annual Conference of ESOG and its Silver Jubilee Celebration and the 2nd Annual Conference of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Capital Hotel and Spa on the evening of Thursday, February 2, 2017.

A quick look at the curriculum vitae of these two professionals proves that the award is deservedly achieved. Dozens of original articles under their names, dozens of abstracts, presentations and reviews; community and public services in various institutions; authorship and contributions to various books, brochures and guidelines, Professor Lukman and Dr. Yirgu have spent the time of their lives dedicated to improve reproductive health in Ethiopia.

Dr. Yirgu has also served ESOG as its president for two terms and honorary secretary. He was also the president of the Ethiopian Medical Association and was AFOG’s founding president. Currently he is an officer of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the first from sub-Saharan Africa to be nominated for such post. Moreover he is also board member for IPAS International.