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National Guideline for the Management of Survivors of Sexual Assault in Ethiopia
Active Management of Third Stage of Labor
Quick reference guideline for health care
KAP of health professionals on
unsafe abortion (2000)
Unsafe abortion is one of the major causes of
maternal mortality and morbidity in the developing countries, including
Ethiopia. The knowledge, attitude and skill of the health care providers
affect the quality of abortion services.
This is a cross-sectional study using a
self-administered questionnaire in 30 hospitals and 56 health centers which
were randomly selected across the country. All health workers in these
institutions were included in the study.
Survey of unsafe abortion in
This survey is a cross sectional, descriptive
study, conducted with financial assistance of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation in nine of
the eleven administrative regions of the country in order to generate
information on the magnitude of unsafe abortion situation in Ethiopia.
The study was carried out from June 1, 2000 to Dec 31, 2000 in fifteen
hospitals in nine of the eleven administrative regions of the country.
Guideline on active 3rd stage of labor:
This guideline is intended to be used by skilled
attendants at delivery. It is composed of sections that familiarize the user
with the major components of the active management of the third stage of
labor, management of potential third stage complications and precautionary
measures in storing and handling of oxytocic drugs.
PPPH, the Ethiopian
Introducing the practice of active management of the
third stage of labor for all of vaginal deliveries in a low resource setting,
an Ethiopian experience.
The findings of this pilot project have shown that
AMTSL is effective, safe and acceptable. Wide scale introduction of AMTSL in
the Ethiopian set-up is programmatically feasible.
Prevention of Postpartum hemorrhage
special initiative in Ethiopia. Final evaluation report:
The goal of the PPPH Initiative is to provide a
viable solution for postpartum hemorrhage by introducing active management of
the third stage of labor for all vaginal deliveries into a country’s existing
maternal and newborn health services.
The report discloses the final evaluation of the
for underutilization of EMOC services:
A qualitative study conducted in the save the
mothers project area to identify the reasons for underutilization
of EmOC services in three woredas of west Shoa zone, Oromia region,
Ethiopia: A qualitative approach.
A data base on
abortion literature review:
This is a publication which contains published and
unpublished scientific works on unsafe abortion in Ethiopia with annotated
Human right code of Ethics for
reproductive health workers practicing in Ethiopia:
This code of ethics is useful to all health workers
involved in reproductive health in Ethiopia. It highlights the duties and
responsibilities of health workers in reproductive health to respect, promote
and protect reproductive health rights in the Ethiopian context.
Guideline for Sexual Assault:
To provide quality care for victims of violence and
to standardize the management, the society has developed this management
guideline for health personnel practicing in the country. This guideline has
brief introduction on violence against women, detailed outline of history
taking and physical examination, relevant laboratory examination and clinical
interpretation of findings. The management part emphasizes clinical care and
schedules of follow-up. The importance of psychological care and the need for
counseling is described. A format for recording and reporting clinical
findings and the management provided is also part of this guideline.
Recommendations of the 12th Annual Conference of ESOG
the 11th Annual Conference of ESOG
the 7th Annual Conference of ESOG
Training manuals and IEC materials, contact ESOG.
Symposium on SMP, contact ESOG.
Guideline for Emergency
This training curriculum is designed for trainers of
mid-level health workers, and could be also useful for training doctors.