Ethio-American Doctors Group Providing Training for Compatriots

Addis Ababa July 03/2018 Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) said it would seek to create continuous professional development programs for Ethiopian health professionals.

A two-day training organized in the collaboration of Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the theme “current issues in medicine and surgery” opened here today.

EADG Board Chairman, Professor Girma Tefera said “our group seeks to establish annual training program to improve the quality of health service.”

The program will focus on clinical training, joint research activities, transfer of knowledge and experience with professionals, he added.

Speaking about the progress of the hospital EADG planned to build with 110 million USD, Professor Girma said he expects it to go fully operational by 2021. Cornerstone for the hospital was laid in April 2017.

The hospital will have advanced diagnostic and imaging centre and provides specialized surgery (orthopedics, neurological, cardio/vascular etc), cancer treatment, and emergency services, it was learned.

Health Minister, Dr. Amir Aman called on the physicians to provide support for quality health service.

The Minister noted that the government is committed to provide all the necessary support for the physicians in areas they are interested to engage in the country.

Ministry of Health and EADG have signed Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen their cooperation in training for the transfer of knowledge, among others.

Ethio-American Doctors Group, which has now over 300 members, was established with 12 Ethio-American doctors in 2011.