medical BLOG | DATE- 2022-05-30

Everything You Should Know About CPD in Ethiopian Healthcare

What’s CPD?

CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is a range of learning activities through which health professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their scope of practice. CPD denotes to the period of education and training of health professionals commencing after completion of basic or postgraduate health professional training.

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) of Ethiopia is committed to ensuring the quality and standards of health services in the Country. Capable health work force is essential to continually improve the quality of health service delivery in the country. The competency of health professionals has to be continually developed through standardized in-service training. With the ultimate aim of improving the health status of Ethiopians through the delivery of quality health services by competent health professionals and helps to establish a CPD system in the country through outlining the process of accreditation of CPD accreditors, CPD providers, and CPD courses.Above all the primary goal of CPD program is ensuring quality health service by competent health professionals and to link the continuing education unit (CEU) with license renewal requirement.

Continuing education unit (CEU) means the value attached to a learning activity for continuing professional development.

Recognizing CEU for re-licensure:

Use this link to see CEU requirements for each health profession.

N.B: Exclusion from CEU Educational activities such as teaching health science students as regular duty assigned by employing organization shall not be cited for claiming CEU.

Whats are CPD guiding principles?

What are the modalities for CPD Courses Delivery?

The CPD course can be given in the form of

CPD should take advantage of a variety of learning modalities including courses, lectures, seminars,participation in conferences, research project and study visits.

CPD can be delivered through information technology and distance learning. Variety of media such as Print material, Enduring material (non-live CPD activity -video tape, monograph, or CD) or Distance learning using technology such as Audio-conference,Video conference and Internet webcast

CPD Assessment

Two approaches will be used for CPD need assessment

Regional Health Bureaus and FMOH will collaborate with CPD providers for the provision of CPD courses and activities for the health professionals based on the CPD needsto be identified using the above two approaches.

Accredited CPD providers in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA

ADAMA 

AMBO 

ARBAMINCH 

BAHIRDAR

BISHOFTU 

DEBREBIRHAN 

DEBRETABOR 

DEBREMARKOS 

DESSIE

DIREDAWA

FICHE

GAMBELLA

GONDAR

HARAMAYA

HARAR

HAWASSA

HOSSANA

JIMMA

MEKELLE

METTU

NEKEMTE

ROBE

SHASHEMENE

WOLAITA SODO

WOLDIYA

Accredited International CPD courses

Check the following links to take online courses.

The World Continuing Education Alliance

IPHC-E

Coursea

USAID Global E-learning 

Johns Hopkins university 

Baylor college of medicine 

NetCE: continuing education for health care professionals 

Harvard medical school 

Cleveland clinic center for continuing education 

Jhpiego- ReproLine Plus 

Utretcht University: Elevate health 

VUMEDI 

American medical association 

University of California, san diego 

New England journal medicine 

EdX 

Stanford university 

Institute for health care improvement 

Qstream 

KHAN Academy 

Mayo clinic: mayo school of continuing professional development 

Geneva foundation of medical education and research 

The American college of ophthalmology 

The journal of practical medicine imaging and management 

Radiological society of North America 

auntMinnieCME.com 

American College of Radiology 

SIGN Fracture Care International 

College of surgeons of east, central and southern Africa 

 

SPECIAL OFFERS USING THE LINKS BELOW

Certain Ethiopian health associations are offering FREE CPD Courses in collaboration with the World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA). Using the links below you can register and get access to the free courses via WCEA mobile app. The WCEA mobile application will let you follow the courses online and offline. 

Ethiopian Medical Association

Ethiopian Nurses Association

Ethiopian Midwives Association

Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists

The list of accredited CPD Providers and courses are based on current information we were able to collect to date. It might not be comprehensive and we welcome comments and suggestions to be included on the list. 

 

WRITTEN BY - Bezawit Girma-Med In Ethiopia Team

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