Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound For Ethiopian Obstetrics Care Providers

by | May 2, 2024 | News | 0 comments

St. Paul’s Institute for Reproductive Health and Rights in collaboration with St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG), and Addis Ababa Health Bureau conducted a Basic Obstetrics Ultrasound Training program for Ethiopian obstetric care providers. The training, conducted from April 1st to 12th, 2024, aimed to equip mid-level obstetric care providers with essential skills in obstetric ultrasound to enhance antenatal care quality and improve maternal health outcomes in selected health centers in Addis Ababa.

A total of 12 health care professionals have attended the first round and 12 other professionals will attend the second round of training. The participants of this training are from selected health centers in Addis Ababa. 

The training encompassed a comprehensive curriculum delivered over ten days. Sessions covered crucial topics such as ultrasound physics, fetal dating, amniotic fluid assessment, placental evaluation, and screening for fetal anomalies. Through a combination of theoretical lectures, practical demonstrations, and hands-on practice sessions, participants gained proficiency in conducting basic obstetric ultrasound examinations.

The initiative aligns with the Ethiopian government’s commitment to enhancing the healthcare system and reducing maternal mortality rates. SPIRHR remains committed to furthering such initiatives.