The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has been conducting icebreaking workshops for catchment based clinical mentorship pilot project in different towns in the Amhara and Oromia regions. The workshops have been conducted in Ambo, Assela, Debrebirhan, and Woldia beginning May 6, 2019.

The goal of the mentorship program is to improve the quality of RMNCH services through skill and knowledge transfer that will ultimately lead to a decrease in maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality.

The project aims to involve 2 zones: 2 referral and 6 primary hospitals in each of the regions: Amhara and Oromia. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and in collaboration with the regional health bureaus, the project envisions to benefit a total of 650 health workers, who are the direct beneficiaries, and indirect beneficiaries of more than 250, 000 women of reproductive age groups.

Officially launched on March 1, 2019, the project will run through June 30, 2019.