The University of Michigan has a long history of capacity building in obstetrics and gynecology. From February 12-14, 2014, The University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted the meeting "Building Academic Partnerships to train 1000+ OBGYNs in sub-Saharan Africa" in Accra, Ghana. This meeting was generously funded by both the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Flora Family Foundation.The purpose of this meeting is to bring together OBGYNs from academic institutions in both high and low resource countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with professional support organizations, policy makers, and funders to discuss ways to increase obstetric capacity in sub-Saharan Africa. The "Call to Action/Way Forward" document created at the FIGO meeting in November 2012 was used as a guide. To access a free copy of the monograph of the proceedings, click here, or to purchase a hard copy, click here.
The meeting was a forum to discuss ways of creating or improving mutually beneficial academic partnerships to increase post graduate training in OBGYN. The overall mission is to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity, mortality, and obstetric fistula in SSA.
To visit the new 1000+ OBGYNs website, please click here!