CIRHT Founder Dr. Senait Fisseha honored with University of Michigan Bicentennial Alumni Award

For her work as a “global leader in expanding access to reproductive health and reproductive rights,” Dr. Senait Fisseha, MD, JD, founder of the Center for International Reproductive Health Training at the University of Michigan (CIRHT), was honored as one of the university’s Bicentennial Alumni Award winners at the Winter Commencement on December 17, 2017.

New Center of Excellence to Sustain Improvement in Access to Contraception and Comprehensive Abortion Care

A new Center of Excellence (CoE) for family planning (FP) pre-service training will be established at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC) in Addis Ababa. The goal of the Center will be to serve as a regional hub for training faculty, fellows, residents, and medical and midwifery students from across Ethiopia, East Africa and the greater “Global South,” in which many health systems are confronting the same challenges with maternal health, FP, contraception and Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC).

Improved Spaces for Improved Care

Doctors, nurses and midwives need more than comprehensive training to provide quality reproductive health care; they also need well-equipped and welcoming facilities to support clients.

Doing Our Part

By: Dr. Lia Tedesse

Quality reproductive health care not only saves lives; it also empowers women and girls to live their lives.

Learning from the Past; Teaching for the Future

By: Dr. Feiruz Surur Awash

Today’s younger generation of providers has not seen the devastation caused by unsafe abortion. Providers in earlier generations saw this, and learned by providing emergency care, dealing with multiple cases of severe complications daily.

Championing Reproductive Health in Ethiopia

By: Dr. Mengistu Hailemariam

Confidence and competency are two guiding principles a skilled health care provider needs to deliver the necessary and highest quality of care for their patients.

A Golden Opportunity for a Healthier Future

By: Dr. Thomas Mekurta

Before the integrated curriculum and approach that CIRHT uses, family planning was only handled by nurses and midwives, and doctors were not involved. Now, teams of residents, physicians and midwives work together to help clients.