A joint leadership meeting was conducted between the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) at Hilton Hotel on November 29, 2016. The meeting aimed at reviewing progress and informing the leadership team on the program to date.

The ESOG-ACOG 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 have added three more areas to its list: E-learning and Resource Center, PR & Communication and Leadership Development.

The flagship project to improve medical education particularly in ob-gyn residency program in Ethiopia is in line with the priorities in the Health Sector Transformation Plan (HSTP), Dr. Dereje Negussie, president of ESOG, noted in his welcoming address.

The meeting saw reports from Residency Committee; Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee and Journal Committee.  The reports also addressed issues related to residency program implementation challenges and certification and accreditation and leadership development activity along with discussions and more.