G-1172

Supporting Medical Training

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Project Description

Region: Africa

Country: Ethiopia

Location: Gondar, Ethiopia

Total Budget: $42,000

Area of Focus: Maternal and child health



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Supporting Medical Training to Save Babies Lives in Ethiopia

Our previous Rotary VTT Grant, Saving Babies Lives in Ethiopia, successfully trained

39 doctors, nurses and midwives at Gondar University Hospital in the multiple skills used to save babies lives at birth and to care for seriously ill infants. These skills had not been previously taught in a systematic manner resulting in an unacceptable high mortality rate among the 7000 annual births in this University Teaching Hospital. During the 20 months of training trips carried out by the Grant, these 39 new instructors were then supervised as they trained nearly 400 other doctors, nurses and midwives in these life-saving methods thus improving outcomes for hundreds of their tiny patients.

Over the next two years it is estimated that as many as 1000 doctors, nurses and midwives at the University of Gondar Hospital will need to be trained in these life-saving techniques to care for the 14,000 babies expected to be born during that period. In addition, 160 personnel in 8 regional health centers will need to be trained. This volume is overwhelming and the dedicated group of newly trained instructors have asked for help as they develop a fully integrated program.

We propose a 2-year program that will:

1. Mentor the new instructors as they develop, plan and implement their teaching program at the University of Gondar Hospital,

2.Support the teaching of more than 50 classes.

3. Help the new instructors to develop their own outreach program to take these life- saving skills to the eight regional health centers.

4. Through a Leadership Development program, we will help them to develop the skills needed to effectively advocate for the resources needed and will mentor them as they seek university and governmental support.

The ultimate goal of this project is to incorporate the training program into the curriculum for medical, nursing and midwife students. At the end of two years the courses will be fully integrated into the curriculum and fully supported by Gondar University and concerned governmental agencies.

Our hope is that one day every baby born in Ethiopia will be cared for by doctors, nurses and midwives trained to save babies live at birth and to care for these vulnerable infants after birth.

Primary Host Partner

District: 9212

Rotary Club of: Gondar Fasiledes

Primary Contact: Abiyot Tegegne

Email: abilo866@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Del Mar

Primary Contact: Karin Davies

Email: karindavies830@yahoo.com

Project Status

Your project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the approval process with The Rotary Foundation. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2016-17 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1743951.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Del Mar (5340)

26-Jun-16

$6,000

$6,000

$12,000

E-Club of the United Services, San Diego (5340)

29-Jun-16

$6,000

$6,000

$12,000

Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation

$6,000

$12,000

$18,000

Total

$42,000

Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries

26-Jun-16

System Entry

Creation of project page.

26-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $3,000 by Karin Davies of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

27-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $2,500 by Patricia Bromberger of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, District 5340.

29-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $500 by Stephen Robert Brown of the Rotary Club of La Jolla Golden Triangle, District 5340.

29-Jun-16

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

29-Jun-16

System Entry

Pledge of $6,000 DDF by Lawrence Sundram of the Rotary Club of E-Club of the United Services, San Diego, District 5340.

29-Jun-16

System Entry

Project reverted to "Published".

29-Jun-16

System Entry

Project is now "Fully Pledged".

11-Jul-16

by Marta Knight

At the meeting of the District 5340 Rotary Foundation Committee on 7-11-16, a match of $5,000 DDF was approved for this Global Grant between Rotary Clubs of Del Mar and United Services E-Club (D5340), and Rotary Club of Gondar Fasiledes, Ethiopia. This grant can proceed to the Rotary Foundation for approval.

12-Jul-16

by Marta Knight

Correction, a match of $6,000 DDF was approved for the Global Grant between Rotary Clubs of Del Mar and United Services E-Club (D5340), and Rotary Club of Gondar Fasiledes, Ethiopia. This grant can proceed to the Rotary Foundation for approval.

12-Jul-16

by Marta Knight

Clarification, a total of $12,000 DDF was approved with $6,000, for the Rotary Club of Del Mar and $6,000 to the United Services E-Club (D5340).

18-Oct-16

by Karin Davies

The application for GG1743951 is nearing completion. There has been civil unrest in Ethiopia which caused us to postpone a trip scheduled for October. We had planned to finalize all the details for GG 1743951 during that trip. However, we are now using Skype conferences for planning purposes. Unfortunately, the current situation in Ethiopia has resulted in intermittent and sporadic internet availability, delaying communication. We are currently revising the application with the help of our partners at the university of Gondar. We are in the process of scheduling a Skype conference to finalize the details. Depending on the availability of the internet, we hope to be able to submit the application within the next 1 to 2 months.

22-Dec-16

by Karin Davies

During a series of 3 hour-long SKYPE conference with our colleagues in Gondar we worked together to refine and adapt the proposal to meet their needs and expectations. The grant application tool has been completed except for the MOU which is in the process of being transmitted. Additionally we are awaiting decisions about the possible need to change Host and International committee members. We anticipate submitting the application after the first of the year and we expect the project to begin April1, 2017.

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