Following reports on shortages of supplies, the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) provided Medical Supplies and drugs to hospitals and health centers. Five MVA Kits with 4-12 mm cannula, 25 gowns, 25 Aprons, four boxes of Miso-Mifo drugs were provided for hospitals while the health centers got four MVA kits with 4-9 mm and 4-12 mm cannula, 15 Gowns, and 15 Aprons, two boxes of Miso-Mifo drugs. 

The support was made with the aim of improving the quality of MCH services including family planning and comprehensive abortion care.

The support was made by one of ESOG’s Projects entitled- Strengthening Capacity and Improving Quality of Reproductive Health (Family Planning (FP) and Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC)) and Reducing Stigma on Abortion Care Service Providers. The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of FP and CAC in the primary health care units to increase service uptake and support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in developing effective de-stigmatization strategies for safe abortion care among health care workers. To achieve this end, the project aims at institutionalizing FP and CAC and newborn health mentorship programs at primary hospitals and health centers through producing Emergency Surgical Officers (ESOs). Strengthening the quality improvement programs in FP, CAC, maternal and child health at primary hospitals and health centers, and reducing stigma and discrimination against abortion care providers are also the objectives of the project.

Funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the project has been implemented by ESOG in partnership with MoH, regional health bureaus, woreda health offices, hospitals, and health centers.