Sexual violence model clinics which were operational as of August, 2014 at Ayder Referral Hospital, Jimma University Specialized Hospital and Gondar University were handed over to the respective universities and hospitals by the end of December, 2015. The model clinics were funded by UNFPA.
A collaborative meeting was held between a delegation from the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and their counterparts from the American Congress Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on December 4 and 5, 2015. The joint meeting was held on issues of collaboration and experience sharing for the realization of the Ethiopian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ECOG).
“We had a great discussion and dialogue and are well positioned to move forward in a meaningful way,” reads the email shared to our newsletter by ACOG’s team. “ESOG and ACOG will work together on this priority in 2 – 5 years.”
The joint communique also shares the immediate plan ahead. Accordingly, Dr. Dereje Negussie ESOG’s president and Dr. Vineeta Gupta from ACOG will serve as point persons. There will be a captain from ACOG and one from ESOG assigned to each major area of work. Each Co-Captain will be responsible for completing a draft work plan for their designated theme.
During the process of completing the draft work plan, the Co-Captains should estimate the resources that might be needed so craft preliminary budgets can be drafted.
Once completed, the draft work plan for each theme will be submitted to the organization’s point person for compilation.
“Ideally, by January 15th, 2016, we should have a Draft Work Plan and Preliminary Budget,” reads the
Moreover, ESOG’s Dr. Mengistu Hailemariam and Dr. Yirgu Gebrehiwot will be captaining the residence program along with ACOG’s Jan Chapin. Dr. Abdulfetah Abudulkadir from ESOG and Dr. Vineeta Gupta and Dr. Barbara Levy of ACOG will serve as captains of the Continuous Medical Education (CME) theme.
The new College’s Journal will be headed by Dr. Yirgu, the editor-in-chief of The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health, ESOG’s biannual publication and Dr. Bert Peterson of ACOG. The theme of Individual Certification, on the other hand, is to be headed by Dr. Dereje and Jan.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG’s) PMTCT Project has finalized a basic Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) training focusing on Option B+ today Thursday, Novembers 19, 2015. 29 health care providers working both in Addis Ababa and regional target facilities have participated on the training. Started on November 12, 2015, the training took place at Kasanchis Nigist Towers Building, 3rd floor, where the Society’s Project Office is located.
Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted Orientation Training for ESOs site assessement at Oromiya, Bennishangul Gumuz, Harari, Gambella, Somali and SNNP Regions at Grand Yordanos Hotel on November 16, 2015.
Training on care for survivors of sexual violence was conducted from September 16-18, 2015 in Addis Ababa. In the training 22 health care providers from 15 public hospitals: nurses, midwives, general practitioners and obstetricians and gynecologists were trained. The Sexual Assault Clinical Outreach Project is its last year of phase two of the project implementation.
It is funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy through UNFPA. UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.