Underway Projects

Strengthening of Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Surgical Services and skills training at Public University Hospitals in Ethiopia:

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Health

Project sites:

Place

Hospital

Adama university

Adama Refferal Hospital (ARH)

Asela University

Assela Refferal Hospital (ARH)

Bahir dar Univesity

Bahir Dar Refferal Hospital (BDRH)

Debretabor University

Debretabor Refferal Hospital (DTRH)

Haramaya University

Harrar Hiwot Fana Referal Hospital (H-HFRH)

Hawassa University

Hawassa Referal Hospital (HRH)

Jimma University

Jimma University Hospital (JUH)

Sodo University

Sodo Referral Hospital (SRH)

Wollo University

Desie Referral Hospital (DRH)

Training program goal: To rollout/strengthen gynecologic Laparoscopic and hysteroscopy services and training particularly laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation in Universities with postgraduate OB-GYN programs in the country.

General objective: To produce competent laparoscopy/hysteroscopy surgical team that can provide sustainable gynecologic laparoscopic & hysteroscopic services, and training at target facilities with emphasis on laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation.

Specific Objectives/targets:

  • To train three ob-gyn specialists per site from respective teaching hospitals (30 in total).
  • To train at least three scrub nurses in each target hospitals.
  • To do follow up training at each site to arrive at least level II level of expertise of each trainee.
  • To do follow up visit to ensure continuity of the service for at least one month after the end   of the project on demand basis of each site

Major activities conducted so far:

  • Contacted target facilities and procured glutaraldehyde for the laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures.
  • Identified and contacted the appropriate candidates for the training from each target facility and ensure their commitment.
  • Conducted round one onsite skills training for one week at Bahir Dar Referral Hospital and Debre Tabor Referral Hospital.
 

PMA-Ethiopia Project:

PMA-Ethiopia is a survey project designed to generate both cross-sectional and longitudinal data on a variety of reproductive, maternal, and newborn health indicators that can inform both national and regional governments. The project is aimed at conducting assessment of the Global Gag Rule & U.S. Funding Cuts on Sexual & Reproductive Health

Objective: to measure various reproductive health indicators through mobile phone assisted surveys in a national sample of 205 enumeration areas across selected regions in the country. The initiative uses mobile technology to monitor key family planning indicators that is being used for timely evidence-based decision making

Project period: January 1, 2020- October 31, 2020

Funded by: support from the Gates Institute of the Johns Hopkins University collaborating with the Guttmacher Institute and School of Public Health at Addis Ababa University, and Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia to implement the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA/Ethiopia) GGR follow-up survey

Activities accomplished so far:

-  Conducted a GGR follow-up survey focusing on women who consented to participate in this follow-up survey during the PMA2020 round 6 survey

Qulaity Improvement in Reproductive Health Project: 

Strengthening the capacity of public health facilities to improve quality of reproductive health /FP and CAC/ and reducing stigma on safe abortion care services project:

Project period: February 1, 2019 - July 31, 2021

Funded by: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Project sites: Arsi, West Shewa and West Hararge zones in Oromia region and North Shewa and north Wollo zones in Amhara region

Objectives: Conduct low dose and high frequency FP and CAC mentorship at primary hospitals and health center clusters through task shifting mentorship to ESO, strengthen quality improvment program in RH (FP and CAC) at primary hospitals and health centers and reduce stigma on abortion care providers

Activites accomplished so far:

- Project approval is obtained from Federal Minsitry of Health

- Project sensitization workshop conducted

- Quality improvement training conducted

- CAC training conducted

- Mentorship training provided to mentors

PPEs were purchased and distributed to project sites in the effort to prevent Covid-19 

 USAID Transform Health in Developing Regions Project:

Clinical mentorship of CEmONC services:

Objectives: to equip health care providers with the clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes to achieve competency in provision of quality of care and strengthen the capacity of health care system to improve service delivery particularly CEmONC services

Funded by: Project Hope

Project sites: 15 hospitals in Gambella, Benishangul Gumuz, Afar and Somali regions

Project period: September 19, 2019- June 18, 2020

Activities accomplished so far:

- Service agreement signed with Project Hope

- Sensitization workshop was conducted.

- Clinical Mentorship training was given

- Mentorship is underway

Meri Leadership and Mentorship Program:

Objective:To empower women and cultivate future women leaders

Project period: January 1, 2019- December 31, 2022

Funded by: Federal Minsitry of Health

Activities accomplished so far:

-  Announcment of bid to select leadership firm, Earuyan Solutions and Trading PLC is selected

-  Partnered with Earuyan Solutions Consultancy and Training PLC for the design, organization and hosting of the Meri leadership and mentorshipprogram for young underserved women in Ethiopia

- Program launch event conducted

- Leadership trainings are conducted in 12 sessions