The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted catchment based clinical mentorship training. The training was conducted at Tokuma Hotel, Adama on may 15-18, 2019.

Participants of the training were Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Emergency Surgical Officers, from hospitals where interventions are being carried out. The training was provided by Technical Working Group on reproductive, maternal, new-born, children and adolescents’ health at the federal ministry of health, E-Gender Health, Clinton Foundation and Maternity Foundation.

The primary goal of this training is to ensure catchment based clinical mentorship providers have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide reliable evidence-based mentorship program

The goal of the catchment based clinical mentorship project 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.

Officially launched on March 1, 2019, the project will run through June 30, 2019, the project aims to involve 2 zones: 2 referral and 6 primary hospitals in each of the regions: Amhara and Oromia. Supported by the Ministry of Health (MoH) 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.