Sensitization workshop for clinical mentorship program on Comprehensive Emergency, Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) service was conducted in Assossa, Beninshangul Gumuz Region and Gambella, Gambella Region. The workshops were conducted on October 19 and October 22, 2019. Similar workshops are expected to take place in Jigjiga os Somali Regional and Semera of the Afar Regional State.
The workshop was attended by Dr. Mekdes Daba, principal investigator, and Dr. Yenealem Tadesse, from Project Hope, USAID Transform HDR On the workshop results of clinical mentorship assessment was presented and discussion was made among participants from the regional health bureaus, Assossa General hospital, Bullen and Wenbera primary hospitals CEO, Medical Director, MCH heads and ESO, and zonal health departments.
Indicating the results of the assessment were very reflective of the reality on the ground, participants asked questions and discussed their shortcomings. The shortages of supplies, blood bank, a commitment of sustainability of support, training opportunities, among others were concerns raised by participants.
The program is undertaken in the four developing regions of Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) is accredited as a legitimate CME Provider. Having met all the national standards set by the Federal Ministry of Health, the accreditation was issued by the Ethiopian Midwives Association. The accreditation will allow ESOG to provide credited CMEs for members.
ESOG is also in the process to be recognized as an accreditor, which will allow it to accredit other institutions as providers.