An initial meeting on capacity building of branch offices of Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) was conducted at the Project Office on December 17, 2016.  Participants were Dr. Dereje Negussie, president; Dr. Balkachew Negatu, vice president; Dr. Birhanu Sendek, honorary secretary; Selamawit Kifle, general manager and four representatives from ESOG’s Regional Chapter Offices from Gondar, Bahir Dar, Harar/Eastern and Mekelle. 

Issues under discussion included fund raising, project initiation, expectations from branch offices and medico legal issues. Challenges of maintaining branch office spaces and ways forward regarding the issues raised were also areas of focus.