The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) has conducted another webinar to address challenges related to COVID-19 on September 19, 2020. The webinar entitled- COVID-19: Pregnancy and Women’s Health was chaired by Dr. Dawit Worku, a member of ESOG’s Executive Board. The webinar brought to the panel Dr. Zufan Lakew, directing manager of Hemen MCH Specialty Center, Dr. Ayele Teshome, provost from Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College, Dr. Woldesenbet Wegene, emergency and critical care specialist, and Dr. Fekade Getachew, head of Ob-Gyn Department at Bahir Dar University.
Dozens of ESOG Members and other health care professionals have attended the webinar, which is a follow up of a series of such other webinars the Society has been hosting.
The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted a webinar on ultrasound in collaboration with Mindray on August 30, 2020 beginning 9 through 4:30 Local Time. Opened with remarks by Dr. Abdulfatah Abdulkadir, ESOG’s CME Committee Chairman, the webinar brought in Ibtissem Kara, Mindray Clinical Manager of Africa.
Mindray ObGyn Ultrasound Solutions was the session covered on the webinar followed by questions and answers from participants.
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The Ehtiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted the second webinar on June 20, 2020. The webinar themed the same as the first one- COVID-19: Pregnancy and Women's Health- was moderated by Dr. Delayehu Bekele, ESOG’s Executive Board member. Panelists included Dr. Wendossen Amogne, infectious diseases expert, Dr. Dawit Kebde, pulmonologist and critical care medicine specialist, and Dr. Abraham Fessehaye, an obstetrician and gynecologist.
The Ehtiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) conducted the second webinar on June 20, 2020. The webinar themed the same as the first one- COVID-19: Pregnancy and Women's Health- was moderated by Dr. Rahel Demisew, ESOG’s Executive Board member. Panelists included Dr. Misrak Tadesse, neonatologist at Fredrik Health Hospital, Dr. Balkachew Negatu, maternal fetal medcine specialist, Dr. Wondimu Gudu, maternal fetal medicine specialist and Fetiya Alferid, anesthesiologist.
A project, which is implemented by the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and donated by David and Lucile Packard Foundation, is distributing Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs). The first round of distribution has reached the zonal health bureau with 20 health centers, Chiro and Gelemso General Hospitals.
The distributions are planned to reach to 13 hospitals and 100 health centers in the Amhara and Oromia Regional States, where the project entitled- Strengthening Capacity and Improving Quality of Reproductive Health (Family Planning (FP) and Compressive Abortion Care (CAC)) and Reducing Stigma on Abortion Care Service Providers- has been underway.
The gift packages contain surgical gloves, surgical face masks, hand sanitizers, soaps, bottles of alcohol, face shields, eye goggles, and aprons. The more than one million birr worth gift is expected to support the fight against COVID-19 in respective facilities.
The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of FP and CAC in the primary health care units to increase service uptake and support the Ministry of Health (MoH) on developing effective de-stigmatization strategies for safe abortion care among health care workers. To achieve this end the projects aims at institutionalizing FP and CAC and newborn health mentorship programs at primary hospitals and health centers through producing Emergency Surgical Officers (ESOs). Strengthening the quality improvement programs in FP, CAC, maternal and child health at primary hospitals and health centers and reducing stigma and discrimination against abortion care providers are also the objectives of the project.
Funded by David and Lucile Packard Foundation and partnering with MoH, regional health bureaus, woreda health offices, hospitals and health centers, the project will run until February 2021.