Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) spearheaded a pivotal meeting bringing together esteemed leaders in the field of maternal health to address the neglected issue of Rh disease in Ethiopia. Held in collaboration with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), representatives from Haramaya University, and directors of African and worldwide initiatives for the eradication of Rh disease, the meeting aimed to identify challenges and chart a path forward to improve health outcomes for Rh disease in the country.

Key stakeholders, including presidents of FIGO and ESOG, convened with Her Excellency Dr. Mekdes Dhaba, Minister of Health, to discuss the pressing issues surrounding Rh disease and strategize effective interventions. Emphasis was placed on the urgent need for investment in local production of products essential for the prevention and treatment of Rh disease, underscoring ESOG's commitment to advancing maternal health in Ethiopia.

Rh disease, caused by Rh incompatibility between a mother and her fetus, poses significant risks to maternal and fetal health if left untreated. Despite its severity, Rh disease often goes overlooked, highlighting the critical importance of collaborative efforts to raise awareness and implement effective solutions.

ESOG remains at the forefront of advocating for maternal health initiatives and driving change in obstetric care practices. Through partnerships with esteemed organizations and engagement with government stakeholders, ESOG continues to champion initiatives aimed at improving maternal health outcomes and ensuring access to quality care for all women in Ethiopia.

The meeting concluded with a renewed commitment from all participants to work collaboratively towards overcoming the challenges associated with Rh disease and implementing strategies to prevent and treat this neglected condition. ESOG reaffirms its dedication to addressing maternal health challenges and looks forward to ongoing collaboration with stakeholders to advance the health and well-being of women across Ethiopia.

For more information on ESOG's initiatives and partnerships, please visit [ESOG's website](