1. ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project

General:

Administered by:  The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG)

Technical support by: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Funded by: University of Michigan through Center for International Reproductive Health                                     Training (CIRHT)

Project partners:                              Federal Ministry of Health

                                                         American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

                                                         CIRHT

                                                         Universities

                                                         FMHACA

Proposed sites of project                 Head Office: Addis Ababa

Implementation:                              Region/City Administration

                                                         Amhara Region

                                                         Oromiya Region

                                                         SNNP Region

                                                         Tigray Region

                                                         Harari Region

                                                         Addis Ababa City Administration

Project Launched in: 2017

This collaboration project has eight thematic areas:

  1. The Residency Thematic Area
  2. The Continuing Medical Education Thematic Area
  3. The Journal Development Thematic Area
  4. The IT Thematic Area
  5. The Program Communications Thematic Area
  6. The Leadership Thematic Area
  7. The Examination, Accreditation and Certification Thematic Area
  8. The Ethics and Medico-Legal Thematic Area

Objectives:

  1. The Residency Thematic Area:

ESOG will develop syllabus for the implementation of harmonized curriculum

Major Activity Accomplished:

The curriculums of the various residency programs have been harmonized and minimum requirements for launching residency programs have been set. Both documents have been handed over to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and the 12 institutions currently running the programs.

B. The Continuing Medical Education Thematic Area:

Objectives:

ESOG will develop high quality, up-to-date continuing medical education for ESOG members.

Major Activity Accomplished:

  • Ground work for the series of CMEs to be conducted on the 26th Annual Conference of ESOG has been finalized
  • LA has been conducted and the dissemination of results is underway
  • Ground work for the establishment of E-Learning Center for ESOG members has been finalized and implementation is underway
  • Committee Members have taken part in an experience sharing on the administration of E-Leaning Center
  • Preparations for the 27th Annual Conference CME administration is underway                                                                                                                
  • C. The Journal Development Thematic Area

Objective:

ACOG and ESOG will collaborate to develop the Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health into one of the premier ob-gyn journals in the region and enhance the research capacity of faculty and residents in all ob-gyn residency programs.

Major Activities Accomplished:

  • LA has been conducted and the dissemination of the results is underway
  • A new editorial board has been established by merging members from the former editorial board and members of the Journal Committee
  • The publication of 2 volumes of EJRH is underway
  • D. The IT Thematic Area:

Objective:

ESOG and ACOG will collaborate to strengthen the IT capacity of ESOG and to establish an E-Learning Center under the administration of ESOG

Major Activities Accomplished:

  • Physical setting for the forthcoming E-Learning Center has been prepared
  • Comprehensive plan has been prepared for the establishment and administration of the E-Learning Center and implementation is underway following a forthcoming approval
  • E. The Program Communications Thematic Area:

Objective:

ESOG and ACOG will collaborate to strengthen the communications department of ESOG

Major Activities Accomplished:

  • A strategic plan of five years has been drafted and implementation is underway following a forthcoming approval by the GA
  • An action plan for Year I has been drafted and implementation is underway following a forthcoming approval by the joint leaders of the collaboration

 F. Thee Leadership Thematic Area:

Objective:

ESOG and ACOG will collaborate to create training platforms for ESOG members so that Ob-Gyns could acquire leadership skills.

Major Activities Accomplished

  • two committee members have taken part in a leadership and experience sharing training conducted in the US
  • groundwork has been finalized for the first round of leadership training for ESOG members

 G. The Examination, Accreditation and Certification Thematic Area:

Objective:

ESOG and ACOG will collaborate for the establishment of a national body responsible for the examination, accreditation and certification of Ob-Gyn residents

Major Activities Accomplished

  • LA has been conducted and analysis and dissemination of results is underway
  • H. The Ethics and Medico-Legal Thematic Area:

Objective:

ESOG-ACOG will collaborate to create a platform for the creation of awareness regarding medico-legal issues and the development of code of ethics

Major Activities Accomplished

  • Technical group has been put together and officially taken over the thematic area
  • ToT was conducted on Medical Ethics and Litigation 
  • Draft code of ethics is in the process of preparation