Exam Writing Workshop Conducted

The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted an exam writing workshop at Intercontinental Addis Hotel on June 10 – 12, 2019. The three-day workshop aimed at giving feedback to questions written by participants and developing more multiple choice questions for in program and residency exit exams: delivering 20 questions per participant.

The workshop followed another of its kind which was conducted on April 11-12, 2019. An experts from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other local medical education experts have offered their expertise on the workshop. By the end of the project, ESOG will have realized a national board that will be responsible for the preparation and administration of certification examination graduating Ob-Gyns nationwide.

The ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT collaborative project was launched in June, 2016 with the objective of addressing four thematic areas: Resident Ship, CME, Journal and Examination, Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project later added more areas to its list: IT, Program Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.

CME on Doppler

The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a live demo and hands on training on use of doppler on obstetric ultrasound. The training, which was organized in collaboration with Mindray and ZAF, was conducted at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and St. Paul's Hospital Mellinnium Medical College on June 8-9, 2019.

Moderated by Dr. Abdulfetah Abdulkadir, speakers of the training included Professor Philipe Jeanty, Dr. Birhanu Kebede and Dr. Aysha Garas. 

The main objective of the training was to demonstrate an understanding of fetal situs and exam preparation, to describe the use of arterial and venous Doppler in Obstetrics and to discuss common Doppler strategies in fetal echocardiography. The scheduled on the two days, the training involved both hall lectures and practical experience. 

The training was attended by residents.

Clinical Mentorship Training Conducted

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.