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The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) is delighted to report the successful commencement of the Clinical Skills Improvement Training under the FIGO LDI:REACH Project—Removing Barriers to Effective Access and Coverage of Maternal Health.

On July 3, 2024 a significant training session was conducted at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), focusing on enhancing the knowledge and skills of healthcare providers in managing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) using EMOTIVE, the WHO's first response bundle care, including the administration of tranexamic acid (TXA).

The training also covered the administration of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) to prevent lung immaturity and its consequences in premature babies, aiming to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality.

Other sessions are also continuing at other locations. On July 5 and 6, 2024 the training is held at Marie Stopes Ethiopia Gotera MCH Center (MSI). Following these, additional sessions will be conducted at Adare General Hospital in Hawassa and Welkite University Specialized Hospital in Welkite in the coming weeks.

These sessions are designed to provide practical, hands-on experience to doctors, midwife nurses, clinical nurses, and other healthcare providers from FIGO LDI:REACH sites and their respective catchment health facilities. This initiative is a crucial step in the FIGO LDI:REACH Project’s mission to enhance maternal health care and outcomes across Ethiopia by equipping healthcare providers with the latest skills and knowledge.

Drawing upon the principles outlined in the Leadership Development Initiative under the FIGO LDI:REACH program, supported and overseen by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the training is aimed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to drive positive change in maternal and neonatal healthcare delivery.