ESOG: Quality And Safe Surgery In Obstetric And Gynecologic Practice In Ethiopia
‘Quality and Safe Surgery in Obstetric and Gynecologic Practice in Ethiopia’ was the theme of the 26th annual conference of Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) which was organized on February 6 and 7, 2018. Continuing Medical Education courses were available to members from all over the country in the days before the conference. Considering the close collaboration efforts of the Center for International Reproductive Health Training at the University of Michigan (CIRHT), the society and its members, Dr. Mengistu Hailemariam, CIRHT’s Country Representative in Ethiopia noted in his keynote “CIRHT in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and ten partner universities established ‘Michu’ clinics with the intention of offering respectful and women-friendly reproductive health services, customized research support for OB-GYN faculty members, and ignited and boosted the culture of scientific inquiry. We have helped to introduce and promote skill lab-based teaching in the OB-GYN departments, which is encouragingly trending and relevant at this time of increasing medical student enrollment.” In addition to the support provided to partner universities, CIRHT is working closely with ESOG to improve the quality of OB-GYN residency programs, continuous medical education, the Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health, and other areas, including examinations, accreditation and certification, leadership training, ethics and ICT.