The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a workshop on resource mobilization at its project bureau on September 15, 2018. About nine people: ESOG Executive Board members, ESOG/ACOG Collaborative Project thematic area committee members, project staff and administrative and finance personnel attended the workshop.

The resource mobilization training resource person is Ms. Elizabeth O'Connell, who is Director of Development for Undeserved and International Women's Health Programs at American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The focus of the training was basically on business development, fundraising, resource mobilization, partnership development and strategic partnerships. The reason to organize such a training for ESOG is to maintain operations, expand program opportunities, become more responsive to members and to influence national healthcare for women.

In a continued effort to develop a document of code of ethics for its members, the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has conducted a meeting in Bahir Dar on September 24-25, 2018. The meeting aimed at gathering opinions from members on a prepared draft code of ethics. On the meeting were Professor Peter Schwartz, and expert from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Dr. Abubeker, ESOG member and 40 other Ob-Gyns and Residents.

Developing code of ethics for ESOG’s members is one of the objectives of the Ethics Thematic Area under ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT Collaborative Project.

The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) on September 21-22, 2018. Entitled- CME on Update Obstetric and Gynecologic Topics, the CME sessions were attended by ESOG members mainly based in Addis Ababa.

Broadcasted from the EPHI center, the CME sessions live videos were reaching out to other attendees at ESOG’s branch offices in Hawassa, Haromaya, Bahir Dar and Jima.

Broadcasting live CME sessions to attendees away from the actual place of conduct has been one of the objectives of the CME Thematic Area of the ESOG-ACOG-CIRHT Collaborative Project. Such way of transmission would ease the burden of long-distance travel and related costs, not to mention the burden on service provision whenever physicians travel away from their work places for trainings. The sessions would also be recorded and can be accessed at ESOG’s official website, the online live videos will be disabled in two months’ time after their launching. The CME session at EPHI can for example be accessed here.(The vedio recordings has been removed).

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.