With funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of $1.375 million over five years, Jhpiego is building the capacity of health care providers in Ethiopia. The project, “Strengthening Human Resources for Health through Continuing Education of Health Workers,” is working to improve the performance of health care practitioners and the quality and efficiency of health service delivery through the provision of comprehensive HIV education to health care providers. Jhpiego is coordinating the establishment of a health education system—one that includes U.S. Government (USG) partners, medical colleges, universities and the Federal Ministry of Health—for sustainable HIV continuing medical education (CME). This goal will be accomplished by assessing current CME activities, especially those being conducted by USG partners; establishing a CME task force; developing a network of educational institutions; working with regulatory bodies in establishing standards; building capacity of local universities to plan and conduct CME (e.g., faculty development); and evaluating the CME network.
About Jhpiego: For nearly 40 years, Jhpiego, (pronounced "ja-pie-go"), has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing simple, low-cost, hands-on solutions that strengthen the delivery of health care services, following the household-to-hospital continuum of care. We partner with community- to national-level organizations to build sustainable, local capacity through advocacy, policy and guidelines development, and quality and performance improvement approaches.