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Improving Medical Emergency Health Outcomes in Ethiopia's North Shoa Zone

The first training session of Canadian Physicians Aid and Relief’s (CPAR) “Improving Medical Emergency Health Outcomes through Health System Strengthening (IMEHO-HSS)” project has been completed. A total of 19 health professionals who are serving in the North Shoa Zone Health Office (NSZHO) participated.

The IMEHO-HSS project supports the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MOH), which has recently begun rolling out training of Comprehensive Emergency Health Care Services at the health centre level in order to meet the standards of care as laid out in the Ethiopian Hospital Transformation Guidelines, 2016.

This Basic Emergency Care training is organized by CPAR in collaboration with Ethiopian MOH, Oromia Regional Health Bureau, NSZHO, and Selale University. This course was designed for frontline health care providers who manage acute life-threatening conditions with limited resources in order to provide them with the knowledge and clinical skills needed to respond appropriately to emergency cases/situations. It was designed to provide a systematic initial approach to managing acute, potentially life-threatening conditions even before a diagnosis is known.

The Disease Control Priorities Project (a joint project by the WHO, World Bank, Gates Foundation and others) estimates that nearly half of all deaths and a third of disabilities in low- and middle-income countries result from conditions that could be addressed by emergency care. 


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