ESOG Enhances Obstetric Care Mid- Level Providers’ Skills with Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound Training

US_Image_1.jpegThe Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), in collaboration with St. Paul's Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights and Addis Ababa Health bureau  is undertaking a Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound Training program for Ethiopian obstetric care providers. The training, conducted from April 1st to 12th, 2024, aimed to equip healthcare professionals with essential skills in obstetric ultrasound to enhance antenatal care quality and improve maternal health outcomes in selected health centers in Addis Ababa.

A total of 12 health care professionals have attended the first round and 12 other professionals will attend the second round of training. The national guidelines recommend 12 participants with 3 trainers on each session of training.

The participants of this training are from selected health centers in Addis Ababa, and by two rounds on the 1st round, 12 participants have attended, and 12 participants will be trained after the 1st round is finalized.

Designed to meet the growing demand for skilled ultrasound practitioners, the training encompassed a comprehensive curriculum delivered over ten days. Sessions covered crucial topics such as ultrasound physics, fetal dating, amniotic fluid assessment, placental evaluation, and screening for fetal anomalies. Through a combination of theoretical lectures, practical demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions, participants gained proficiency in conducting basic obstetric ultrasound examinations.

Led by expert trainers in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, the training program emphasized the importance of ultrasound technology in prenatal care. Participants acquired the necessary expertise to perform ultrasound scans, interpret findings accurately, and provide timely diagnoses to expectant mothers.

The initiative aligns with the Ethiopian government's commitment to enhancing the healthcare system and reducing maternal mortality rates. By adopting World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, including routine ultrasound screening before 24 weeks' gestation, Ethiopia aims to improve antenatal care quality and pregnancy outcomes.

ESOG remains dedicated to supporting healthcare professionals in delivering high-quality antenatal care services. As part of its ongoing efforts, ESOG collaborates with the Ministry of Health and regional health bureaus to ensure the widespread availability of basic obstetric ultrasound services across healthcare facilities, including those in rural areas.

For more information about ESOG's training programs and initiatives, please visit [ESOG's website](

ESOG Empowers Obstetricians and Gynecologists with Leadership Training


The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) continues its commitment to advancing healthcare leadership by conducting a specialized training program aimed at enhancing leadership skills among Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) Department Program coordinators. The training, held on April 5th and 6th, 2024, at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health, marked a significant step forward in incorporating leadership courses into pre-service training for healthcare professionals.

The third of its kind training initiative aligns with ESOG's broader mission to foster leadership development within the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Drawing upon the principles outlined in the Leadership Development Initiative under the LDI:REACH program, supported and overseen by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the training aimed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive positive change in maternal healthcare delivery.

The training agenda included a comprehensive curriculum covering key topics such as advocacy, problem-solving, decision-making, gender equity, and team-building. Participants engaged in interactive sessions facilitated by experts in the field, enabling them to gain valuable insights and practical strategies for effective leadership within their respective healthcare settings.

Dr. Hailemariam Segni, president of ESOG in his opening remark, emphasized the critical role of leadership in improving maternal health outcomes and underscored ESOG's commitment to nurturing the next generation of healthcare leaders. He highlighted the importance of collaboration and innovation in addressing the challenges facing obstetric and gynecological care in Ethiopia, and expressed confidence in the participants' ability to drive meaningful change within their departments and communities.

The training initiative builds upon ESOG's ongoing efforts to promote excellence in obstetric and gynecological care through education, advocacy, and professional development. By incorporating leadership courses into pre-service training, ESOG aims to empower healthcare professionals with the skills and competencies needed to address the complex and evolving needs of women's healthcare in Ethiopia.

As ESOG continues to spearhead initiatives aimed at improving maternal health outcomes and birth experiences, the leadership training program stands as a testament to the society's unwavering commitment to advancing the field of obstetrics and gynecology in Ethiopia.

ESOG, MoH Host Successful Event on Infertility in Ethiopia


The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) together with the Ministry of Health (MoH) hosted a highly successful event focused on "Infertility: Understanding, Opportunities, and Challenges in Ethiopia."

The half day event, which was held at Capital Hotel on April 2, 2024 in Addis Ababa, brought together key stakeholders, experts, and policymakers to discuss the critical issues surrounding infertility in the country.

The event commenced with a registration and cocktail session, setting the stage for a day of insightful discussions and presentations. Prof Sileshi Garoma, Senior Advisor for the State Minister's Program and Service Wing, delivered a welcoming remark, followed by a Keynote Address by Dr. Hailemariam Segni, the President of ESOG. H.E. Dr. Dereje Duguma, State Minister of the Ministry of Health, also provided an opening speech, emphasizing the importance of addressing infertility within the healthcare landscape of Ethiopia.

The agenda included informative sessions such as an Overview of Infertility at the policy level by Dr. Alemayehu Hunduma, the Program Head for RH, FP, and AYH. Dr. Meseret Ansa, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist specializing in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and a board member of ESOG, presented on the current status of infertility in Ethiopia. Dr. Abel Teshome, another expert in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, shared recent research findings on infertility, shedding light on new developments in the field.

The event culminated in a dynamic discussion based on the presentations, focusing on the way forward for addressing infertility in Ethiopia. The engagement and collaboration among participants highlighted the commitment to understanding, exploring opportunities, and overcoming challenges related to infertility in the country.

The Ministry of Health delivered the closing remarks, underscoring the importance of continued efforts to improve infertility services and support for individuals and couples facing fertility issues. The event concluded with a networking lunch, providing attendees with the opportunity to connect, share insights, and forge partnerships to advance the field of infertility treatment in Ethiopia.

ESOG remains dedicated to advancing reproductive healthcare in Ethiopia and will continue to lead initiatives that promote awareness, education, and access to quality infertility services. Stay tuned for more updates on ESOG's efforts to address infertility challenges and improve reproductive health outcomes in Ethiopia.