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Ethiopia

Ethiopian womanEthiopia is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and access to health facilities is limited. Malaria epidemics are common, causing high annual morbidity and mortality, and HIV/AIDS has reached epidemic levels. According to WHO, among the estimated 4 to 5 million malraia cases in the African region (AFRO) each year, 150,000 occur in Ethiopia alone. In 2010, the HHS/CDC Global AIDS Program and the Ethiopian Ministry Of Health (MOH) and Demographic Health Survey (DHS) estimated the national prevalence of adult HIV at 2.4% with 1.2 million HIV-infected persons. Among those infected with HIV, UNAIDS and the Ethiopian MOH report an estimated 80,000 are children under the age of 15 and 90,300 are pregnant women.  Ethiopia is one of 15 US President's Emergency Plan Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) focus countries that receives support for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs.

CCGHE RESPONDS

CCGHE is determined to relieve some of the burden that disease places on the Ethiopian population. Since 2005, CCGHE has partnered with the World Bank, JHPIEGO, the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-Ethiopia and Ethiopian institutions to develop and deploy a variety of distance learning initiatives designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of Ethiopian health workers. CCGHE efforts have also focused on building in-country capacity to independently develop distance learning programs and have included building distance learning infrastructure in Ethiopia and training Ethiopian faculty in curriculum development, evaluation and online course deployment. 

CCGHE-ETHIOPIA ACTIVITIES

Confronting gender-based violence symposium

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide an overview of recent data on the relationship between gender-based violence (GBV) and multiple health issues
  • Provide an overview of the burden of GBV and review new US government programs addressing this issue
  • Launch GBV distance learning course

Pharmacologic management of HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve pharmacologic knowledge and management skills among health care providers caring for patients with HIV/AIDS

Learning Management System (Moodle) Online Course

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Provide the necessary basic skills to begin building digital content in the Learning Management System, Moodle.
  • Deploy and assess a basic online course using the key elements of Moodle

Learning Management System (Moodle) Training Workshop

Project Ongoing?: 
No
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Practical training in digital course development within the Moodle learning management system
  • Develop skills for effective eLearning facilitation
  • Identify strategies to overcome and minimize barriers to eLearning implementation

Confronting gender-based violence course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Improve clinical and psychosocial care for individuals who have survived and/or are at risk for gender-based violence (GBV)

Annual global health intersession course

Project Ongoing?: 
Yes
CCGHE Leadership: 
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Partner with global health leaders in resource-limited countries to provide medical students with an interactive, clinical education experience in global health 

Ethiopia HIV Clinical Case Discussions

Project Ongoing?: 
No
Primary Aim(s): 
  • Share clinical expertise in HIV care among healthcare providers from the US and Ethiopia
  • Provide open access to continuing clinical education programming for health workers providing care for patients with HIV