Ovarian torsion - Clinical evaluation and surgical management

Feb 5, 2019    3 min read.

Tadiwos Utalo reports on the case of a young woman with ovarian torsion his team treated at Bele Primary Hospital in Southern Ethiopia.

PAESOE at 2019 ESOG Conference

Feb 5, 2019    5 min read.

PAESOE President, Mr. Melese Takele was invited as a panelist at the 27th Annual Conference of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ESOG) and shared his thoughts on the role of IESOs and PAESOE in improving universal access to Primary Health Care and the safety of obstetric practice. A summary of his comments at the conference are presented here. ...

Southern Region Annual Meeting Report - 2018

Oct 11, 2018    1 min read.

120,000 emergency life-saving surgical procedures were performed over a year in the SNNPR region, Mr.Shimelis Tesfaye (Regional PAESOE coordinator) reported. 70 IESOs from 72 hospitals attended the Annual Meeting of the SNNPR branch of PAESOE.

Neonatal Resuscitation Training - October 2017

Oct 29, 2017    7 min read.

PAESOE & UNFPA conducted a 2-day course for 25 IESOs to equip them with advanced neonatal resuscitation skills using basic equipment and to enhance their knowledge on newborn evaluation before referral to the best set-up.

Saving lives by task sharing

Oct 28, 2017    2 min read.

IESOs carried out 20176 caesarean sections since graduating. In first 3 months of 2016, there were 3035 caesarean sections and 970 other laparotomies. Task-sharing with non-doctor emergency surgeons improves access/outcomes for patients in need of essential surgical care.

Annual Conference Report - 2017

Oct 27, 2017    4 min read.

Over 200 participants attended the 4th Annual Conference to discuss the progress made by IESOs as well as to plan the future role of IESOs and the delivery of safe and accessible emergency obstetric and surgical care.

Annual Conference Invitation - 2017

Dec 12, 2016    1 min read.

Our 3rd Annual Meeting will be at Kaleb Hotel, Addis Ababa on Dec 12-13, 2016. We aim bring together IESOs and build a spirit of unity for a common goal-"improve quality of accessible obstetric and emergency surgical care for the rural poor population of Ethiopia"

Case Reports from Ethiopia

Oct 25, 2016    3 min read.

A trauma laparotomy on a young man and a young woman with a ruptured uterus. IESOs treat patients like these everyday and make a huge difference to their care and survival.

IESOs praised in Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences

Sep 5, 2016    2 min read.

In an article published in the Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, the authors praise the clinical decision making and surgical skills of ESOs and their impact on improving access to emergency surgery to the population. IESOs performed 94% of 4075 emergency surgeries performed between 2012 and 2014.

ESOG-led Performance Assessment of IESOs

Jul 19, 2016    7 min read.

ESOG-led assessment of services provided by IESOs shows that generally deployment of IESOs resulted in remarkable increase in volume of emergency surgical services with improvement in maternal and perinatal outcomes.

Report of 2016 Annual Meeting of PAESOE

Mar 30, 2016    1 min read.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of PAESOE was held on the 30th of March 2016 at Wabi Shebelle Hotel in Addis Ababa. The success of the IESOs over the past year in improving health care across the country was acknowledged and we hope to continue to improve emergency obstetric and surgical care in the years to come.

Lancet Global Health Blog praises IESOs

Jan 13, 2016    4 min read.

Between them, 24 IESOs have performed 4856 caesarean sections and nearly 2000 emergency laparotomies including for 562 ruptured uteruses. Thus, potentially saving more than 6000 lives (plus another 4500 newborn lives) in the past 3 years alone.

The History of IESO MSc

May 6, 2009    2 min read.

Training non-doctor surgeons to deliver life-saving emergency obstetric and surgical care, especially in rural areas, has resulted in dramatic reductions in maternal mortality rate. Ethiopia was one of the early pioneers supported by UNFPA of this programme.