Our Accomplishments

Tikur Anbessa Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Helped develop and launch the first Perinatal-Neonatal Fellowship training program in Ethiopia from which the first three neonatologists in the country have graduated.
  • Provided neonatal nursing education, including leadership mentoring
  • Hosted the NICU nurse manager to spend one month in our respective hospitals in the US
  • Conducted daily bedside teaching rounds with pediatricians and pediatric residents
  • Supervised facility and equipment upgrade of the neonatal unit
  • Led and assisted in the conversion of a storage room into a nineteen-bed critical care unit for neonates weighing less than 1,500 grams at birth — the first unit in the nation with this designation
  • Provided support and technical assistance to the hospital-based biomedical engineers

St. Paul’s Hospital (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Helped develop the second Perinatal-Neonatal Fellowship training program in Ethiopia from which the fourth and fifth neonatologists in Ethiopia have graduated.
  • Developed the first Neonatal Advanced Life support and Transport certificate program in Ethiopia:  We have trained two cohorts and certified the first 22 NALS providers in the country
  • Developed a focused Nurse Educator program based on the WHO Nurse Educator Core Competencies.  The first candidate will graduate in September of 2019
  • Developed a 17-Week specialized NICU nursing training program based on the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses curriculum.  We currently have 10 candidates enrolled in the program.
  • In collaboration with the Information Technology department, we have developed, built and implemented a computerized database system for the delivery room where data on all neonates requiring stabilization is documented.
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC)  recently equipped a newly constructed Medical Simulation Laboratory, the first of its kind in Ethiopia. In partnership with colleagues from the Center for Education in Pediatric Simulation at Södersjukhuset Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, we  run a highly successful five-day “Train-the-Trainers” newborn resuscitation and stabilization workshop, attended by ten SPHMMC physicians, midwives, and neonatal advanced life support and NICU nurses. This team is charged with training other clinicians expanding the potential reach of the program to hospitals nationwide.
  • In collaboration with SPHMMC Medical and nursing school, we are in the final stages of completing a curriculum for Master of Science in Respiratory Care