The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and the Evidence for Action (WHO/E4A) conducted a Continuing Medical Education (CME) on Maternal Death Surveillance and Response (MDSR) in Hawassa on May 14, 2016. The trainees were obstetricians and gynecologists, midwives, emergency surgical officers, hospital management bodies, regional health bureau officials and relevant people from zonal health offices.  Having started in Bahir Dar, there will be 4 more similar CMEs to be conducted until the end of June 2016 in Jimma, Dessie and Adama.