The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has promoted the culture of conducting and publishing researches through the presence of its organ- The Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH) at biggest health and trade event. The event headlined- Ethio-Health Exhibition and Congress was underway at Millennium Hall on May 17-19, 2019.
Taking part of on the exhibition, EJRH was visited by hundreds of visitors both from the health and trade sectors. The event also was an opportunity to meet health equipment manufacturers and importers.
EJRH has been promoting itself and the culture of conducting and publishing researches on many other occasions: the annual conferences of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) and the Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMWA). The Journal has also been giving manuscript writing trainings for junior faculty members as part of its continued effort to promote the culture of conducting and publishing researches.
Launched more than 10 years ago, EJRH has served the RH community as one of the best vehicles for evidence-based learning. Going through a series of changes, now the publication reaches out to thousands of health professionals both online and in print.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has been conducting icebreaking workshops for catchment based clinical mentorship pilot project in different towns in the Amhara and Oromia regions. The workshops have been conducted in Ambo, Assela, Debrebirhan, and Woldia beginning May 6, 2019.
The goal of the mentorship program 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.
The project aims to involve 2 zones: 2 referral and 6 primary hospitals in each of the regions: Amhara and Oromia. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) 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.
Officially launched on March 1, 2019, the project will run through June 30, 2019.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted the 2nd manuscript writing training at Jupiter Hotel, Addis Ababa on April 22-24, 2019. The training, which was administered under the Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH), the scientific publication of ESOG, aimed at promoting the culture of conducting and publishing researches among the Reproductive Health (RH) community.
Attending the training were 25 participants: junior gynecology faculty members, and RH professionals working in various institutions in Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Adama, Bahir Dar, Mekele, Arbaminch and others. Participants were selected on the basis that they have conducted but have not published researches.
The training was given by senior academicians and researchers: Dr. Ahmed Abdella, Editor-in-Chief of EJRH. Dr. Mirgisa Kaba, member of the editorial board of EJRH and Editor-in-Chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development (EJHD), Dr. Girma Sitotaw, a senior bio statistician and member of the editorial board of EJHD, and Dr. Mekdes Daba, editorial board member of EJRH and H. Secretary for the Executive Board of ESOG.
EJRH has been under going a serious of changes for the last 12 months. With the financial support from the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT), the Journal has launched it official website, started publishing four volumes a year and has been highly engaged in promoting the culture of conducting and publishing researches, among other changes.
The changes the journal has been undergoing are not without results: submission rates have been increasing and manuscripts have been received from abroad, from Kenya and Uganda, for the first time in EJRH’s more than a decade history. The Journal is also finalizing recognitions by the Addis Ababa University and closing on its membership at African Journals Online.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a workshop on Gynecologic and Obstetric Board Exam Blue Print Preparation. The workshop was conducted at InterContinental Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa on April 11 to 12, 019. Program directors, post graduate committee members and other members have participated on the workshop administered by the Examination, Certification Thematic Area of the ESOG-ACOG-CIHRT Collaboration Project.
Experts from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and other local medical education experts have offered their expertise on the workshop. In the first of the planned two phases of workshops, the coordinators set to deliver a draft blue print for gynecologic and obstetric board exam. During the second phase of the workshop, participants are expected to develop questions for the board exam.
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 Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project later added three more areas to its list: IT, PR & Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.