Instructional Design Orientation and Course Development for Continues Professional Development held

Health professionals should maintain their knowledge and skill in order to provide safe and quality health care services. They maintain their knowledge and skills through continually engaging in update trainings and other related activities. Capacity building of health professionals coupled with availability of infrastructure and medical equipments and leadership commitment could only ensure a satisfied society. The availability of training package helps one deliver capacity building trainings. To date health professionals in Ethiopia are not required to update their knowledge and skills to issue their professional license. However, nowadays the Ministry of Health is working to make CPD mandatory for all health professionals practicing in the country.

Therefore training courses are needed to be on board to make CPD implementation readily available for all professional reaching those residing in hard-to-reach areas to ensure equitable continues professional development for all midwives. The MOH has drafted CPD implementation guideline and directives to help implement this move.

Four courses has been identified as a gap for midwives based on the need assessment conducted in the in the 26th General Assembly.  The courses are professional code of ethics and conduct, management of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, management of postpartum hemorrhage and helping babies survive.

The Instructional design orientation and course development for continues professional development  was held in Adama, Kuriftu Resort and Spa form May 14-22, 2018.The course developers were from higher education institutions and the Ethiopian midwives association.