The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) with its landmark project in improving the quality of training in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) launched the Ob-Gyn specialty training harmonized curriculum and program requirements document on an event held at Grand Resort and Spa, Bahir Dar on July 14, 2017.
The launching ceremony took place at the 4th Consortium of Medical Schools in Ethiopia (COME) organized by the FMoH and hosted by Bahirdar University. Present on the event, among others, were Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG and Dr. Balkachew Nigatu, vice president, Dr. Getachew Tollera, human resource development directorate director at FMoH, Dr. Ephrem Tekle, Mothers and Children’s Health (MCH) directorate director, health and medical college deans and hospital CEOs.
ESOG under ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project has taken the lead in the preparation of the document. The document aimed at harmonizing the curriculums being used by the various residency programs in the various institutions and setting a standard of requirements for institutions aspiring to launch the program.
Part of the event was the official handing over of the documents by Dr. Dereje to Dr. Getachew. ESOG was offered an immense appreciation for taking the lead in harmonizing the curriculums and preparing the standard requirements to launch specialty programs.
Later at dinner and closing ceremony his Excellency Dr. Amir Aman, state minister of health handed out the two documents to Prof. Yesigeta Gelaw, vice president of Bahir Dar University to mark the official launching.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) joins the world as it observes the World Blood Donor Day today June 14, 2017. ESOG recognizes how significant public blood donations have been to save mothers’ and children’s life. We also recognize the shortage of blood to be able to save every mother and every child during delivery and beyond. Taking this opportunity we would like to encourage our staff, our members and the general public to donate blood at any time of convenience. Give Blood; Give Now; Give Often!
Two teams representing Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) met with the Ethiopian Minister of Health, H.E. Professor Yifru Birhan on Tuesday, June 5, 2017. The meeting, which was conducted at the Minister’s office, aimed at briefing the Minster on the progress of the ESOG-ACOG Collaborative Project.
The ESOG-ACOG collaborative project was launched in June, 2016 with the objective of addressing four thematic areas: Resident Ship, CME, Journal and Examination Certification and Accreditation. The thematic areas to be addressed by the collaborative project later added three more areas to its list: E-learning and Resource Center, PR & Communication and Leadership Development. The issue of medical ethics was added later as yet another focus area of the project.
Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, Dr. Balkachew Nigatu, vice president of ESOG represented the ESOG side while ACOG was represented by Dr. Peter Shwartz, Dr. Rebecca McAlister and Dr. Diana Lauren. Also present was Dr. Birhanu Tadesse, lube between the two teams for the collaborative project.
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