Programmatic Partnerships

The Office of Global Women’s Health participates in several programmatic partnerships.

ESOG-ACOG Collaboration: The Ethiopian Society of Obstetricans and Gynecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have collaborated to improve the quality of medical education and residency training for obstetrician-gynecologists in Ethiopia by developing national guidelines for ob-gyn residency education; providing up-to date continuing medical education for ob-gyns; enhancing the capacity of faculty and residents in ob-gyn residency programs to implement, analyze, and publish the results of clinical outcomes research; and to establish and conduct an Ethiopian ob-gyn examination/certification program.

Latin American Initiative: The goal of the Latin American Initiative is to improve women’s health care through strategies that include improved training of Ob-Gyn residents through the processes of residency program accreditation and individual examination and certification, and to strengthen the role of Ob-Gyn professional associations in education regulation and improving facilities and policies for women’s health. The first partnership in the Latin American Initiative was the formation of CAFA – the Committee of Accreditation Federation of Associations and Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology-ACOG. It was created to provide accreditation for residency programs and develop a certification examination. Results of the initiative have included an efficient and objective residency review process; a rigorous, psychometrically verifiable examination system; improved continuing medical education through both national societies and ACOG Central American Section educational activities; and organized and facilitated training in gynecological oncology for six countries in Latin America.

 Survive & Thrive GDA logo

Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance — consists of professional associations, private sector companies, US government, International and Domestic NGOs.  

Survive & Thrive works alongside in-country health professionals and health ministries to design, implement, and evaluate programs to improve quality and clinical skills in key interventions designed to improve maternal, newborn, and child health.

Partners: USAID, Johnson & Johnson, Laerdal, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Association, Jhpiego, Save the Children, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, March of Dimes, American Heart Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Maternal and Child Survival Program, Global Health Media Project, Project C.U.R.E., Earth Institute/Millennium Villages, Catholic Mission Board, Latter –Day Saints Charities, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Applying Science to Strengthen and Improve Systems (ASSIST).

Saving Mothers Giving Life Public/Private Partnership —

Saving Mothers addresses the three delays that prevent women from accessing maternal health services:  delay in seeking services, delay in reaching services, and delay in receiving quality care. These interventions are focused primarily on the critical period of labor, delivery and the first 48 hours postpartum, when most maternal deaths and approximately half of newborn deaths occur.

Partners: USAID, Merck for Mothers, Government of Norway, Every Mother Counts, ACOG, and Project C.U.R.E.


OGWH Staff:

Carla Eckhardt, Senior Director, Global Women's Health & Special Issues in Women’s Health

Fiona Clem, MLIS, Senior Information Manager

Ariana Rua, Program Administrator

Faisa Ali, Program Administrator

Cindy Nguyen, Program Specialist

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