The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) in collaboration with the Maternal and Children’s Health Directorate at the Ministry of Health (MoH) conducted four-day catchment-based clinical mentorship skill training. The training was conducted in Adama town at Adama German Hotel from January 22-25, 2020.
Attendees of the training were obstetricians and gynecologists and emergency surgical officers (ESOs) and senior midwives selected from various health facilities. The training was meant to sensitize mentors before the technical support of the health facilities. The project had provided catchment-based clinical mentorship for selected primary hospitals on a quarterly basis using the nationally available tools for quality improvement of the RMNH service including RH /FP & CAC/. 12 ESOs as a team leader and 14 senior midwives as mentors participated in the training and all facilitators were from the Ministry of Health RMNCH technical working group.
The aim of this training was to equip catchment-based clinical mentorship providers
with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide reliable evidence-based mentorship programs.
The project involves a total of 100 health centers and 12 hospitals in two zones, North Shewa and North Wollo of the Amhara Regional State and in three zones: Arsi, West Shewa and West Hararge of the Oromia Regional State.
Funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and partnering with MoH, regional health bureaus, woreda health offices, hospitals and health centers, the project will run until January 31, 2021.