A review meeting conducted for Catchment Based Clinical Mentorship (CBCM) Project in Adama on September 9, 2019. The review meeting followed the same meeting, which was conducted in Debre Birhan on September 7, 2019.
The meeting aimed at reviewing the mentorship activities that have been conducted in primary hospitals. The mentors were gynecologists at general hospitals. A continuous mentorship in primary hospitals is the new approach the project is taking a lead on to improve quality of services.
On the review meeting in Debre brihan and Adama, reports were presented by gynecologists in Debre brihen general hospital and Ambo Referral Hospital, respectively, who were mentoring three primary hospitals over the period of three months. Dr. Dagim Shimelash presented all the strength and shortcomings the mentoring team witnessed at the three primary hospitals, Shewarobit Primary Hospital, Ataye Primary Hospital and Debresina Primary Hospital and also Dr. Dereje Lemma presented all the strength and shortcomings the mentoring team witnessed at the three primary hospitals, Guder Primary Hospital, Jeldu Primary Hospital and Gedo Primary Hospital.
Both presenters present a very clean compound that brought praises to all Primary Hospitals and competitive theoretical knowledge of health professionals have been documented as encouraging aspect in the primary hospitals. Documentation, inadequate practical skills and shortage of equipment, supplies and poor infrastructure need further work, the mentors noted. The presentations were well accompanied by discussions. Representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health, Amhara Health Bureau, Oromia Health Bureau, Zone Health Office and Dr. Delyeheu Bekele and Dr .Malede Birara from ESOG executive board well all present on the meetings respectively .
The goal of the mentorship program is to improve the quality of RMNCH services through skill and knowledge transfer that will ultimately lead to a decrease in maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality.
The project aims to involve 2 zones: 2 referral and 6 primary hospitals in each of the regions: Amhara and Oromia. Supported by the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and in collaboration with the regional health bureaus, the project envisions to benefit a total of 650 health workers, who are the direct beneficiaries, and indirect beneficiaries of more than 250, 000 women of reproductive age groups.