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How to Get Free CPD Courses for Ethiopian Health Professionals

 

How to Get Free CPD Courses for Ethiopian Health Professionals, Doctors online Ethiopia, December 16 2021

What is CPD?

 

• Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refers to all activities health professionals undertake formally to maintain, update and develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in response to the health service needs of the public.

• CPD denotes to the period of education and training of health professionals commencing after completion of basic or postgraduate health professional training.

 

Goal of CPD

• To ensure quality health service by competent health professionals

• To link continuing education unit (CEU) with license renewal

 

Modalities of CPD Courses Delivery

Should encompass integrated practical and theoretical components

– Can be delivered in the form of electronic, live or blended programs

• Electronic

• Live and/or blended programs.

• Self-paced learning

• Information technology and

• Distance learning

 

CPD activities

Category I

– Face to face training

– E-learning

Category II

– Research(publish a research article in peer review journal) and writing a

– Book on health and health related areas

– Training modules including eLearning courses developed by technical Working Group(TWG)

– Scientific conference(oral presentation/attendance)

– Workshops(Delivery/attendance)

NB. The above mentioned CPD activities have allocated CEUs (please refer the FMOH CPD directive)

 

Principles

• Health practitioners should commit themselves to meeting the requirements for continuing education in the belief that the practitioner and patient/client will reap the benefits of lifelong learning.

Roles and responsibilities

Every health professional shall:-

• Enroll and engage in CPD activities to develop, maintain and update

• Evaluate the training value of the activity or course and its appropriateness for the learning needs;

• Ascertain the legality of CPD providers before taking the courses

• Comply with the specified continuing education units of activities in each year;

• Ensure possession of a certificate for every activities

• Attended and keep these for at least three years; and

Stakeholders of CPD program

 

• Ministry of health

• Regional Health Bureau/Regulatory Body

• Accreditors

• CPD Providers

• Professional Associations

• Health Professionals

NB. For details of information please refer to the national MoH CPD directive and Guideline

This Article Aims to Provide Information in how to get CEU points through online learning and in person.

 

What are the requirements for Health Professionals’ License Renewal?

 

– CPD will give you a CEU (Continuing Educational Unit) which is required for your license renewal. Any health professional is required to have:-
– 30 CEU per year
– 90 CEU at the end of third year
– CEU is collected from accredited CPD provider
– The maximum point to get from one CPD training is 15 CEU

– CEU should be earned from a particular course only once within a  licensure period except for ethics which should be collected every year with 5 CEU.

– CEU collected during one Budget year cannot be transferred to next year

N.B This CPD training was planned by MoH on Hidar 2011 E.C and it Started Implementation starting from the Ethiopian Year 2013.

Which health Professionals need CPD for license Renewal?

– Medical Doctors
– Medical Laboratory Technology
– Pharmacy
– Midwifery
– Anesthesia
– Nursing
– Health Officer

List of Accredited CPD Providers

– Below is the list of Accredited CPD Providers in Ethiopia. Please note that the list in bound to get longer as more and more Institutions are recognized.
We have incorporated the social media contacts of some of the institutions so that you will follow institutions in your area and become aware when in person trainings are
available. If you couldnt find a CPD provider in your area, dont worry, you can go to the E-learning section to get CEU points online.

Institutions by location

 

Addis Ababa

 

– Ethiopian medical Laboratory Association (🔗Social Media)

 

– Ethiopian Midwives association

(🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Public health Association (🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Medical Association
(🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Pharmaceutical association (🔗Social Media)

– AAU Tikur Anbessa hospital (🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Dental Health Association

– Ethiopian Anesthesia Association (🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

– Ethiopia Nurses Association (🔗Social Media)

– Ethio- American Health and related Consultancy (🔗Social Media)

– Blue Health Medical Consultancy PLC
(🔗Social Media)

– MULUG Health Services PLC

– A Charity Association for Destitute and Abandoned People (CADAP)

– ABH Partners PLC

– Yekatit 12 Hospital Medical College

– Zewditu Memorial Hospital

– Tirunesh Benjing Hospital

– FGAE – Addis Ababa

– eHealth IT Services PLC

– Alert ISTC (🔗Social Media)

– Aims Pharmaceuticals PLC

– Ethiopian Pediatric Society

– Institute of Clinical Training and Innovation ( Med Net)

– DSP Consultancy

– AA Private Health Facilities Employers Association

– SPMMC (🔗Social Media)

– Kotebe Metropolitan University, Menilik II CHS

– AAU CHS

– St Peter Specialized Hospital
(🔗Social Media)

– St Ammanuel Specialized Hospital

– Ethiopian Diabetes Association

– Yanet Health College

– Ethiopian Society of Emergency and Critical care Medicine Professionals
(🔗Social Media)

– Ethiopian Thoracic Society

– Menilik II In-Service Training Center

– Nona Health Care Solutions

Adama

 

– Adama Medical College IST Center

– Adama Public Health Research and Referral Laboratory Center

Ambo

– Ambo University CHS

 

Arbaminch

 

– Arbaminch University College of Medicine and Health Sciences AUCMHS

 

Bahir Dar

– Bahir Dar University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

– Bahir Dar Health Science College

– FGAE – Bahir Dar

 

Bishoftu

 

Bishoftu General Hospital

Debre birhan

 

– Debre Birhan university institute of Medicine and health science 

– Debre Birhan Health Science College DBHSC

 

Debre Tabor

 

– Debre Tabor university
– Debre Tabor Health Sciences College

 

Debre Markos

– Debre Markos University Health Sciences College

 

Dessie

 

– Wollo University Health Sciences College

 

Dire Dawa

 

– Dire Dawa University

 

Fiche

 

– Selale University College of Health Sciences

 

Gambella

 

– Gambella General Hospital

 

Gondar

 

– Gondar University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Haramaya

– Haramaya University CHS

 

Harar

 

– Harar Inservice Training Center
– FGAE – Harar

 

Hawassa

 

– Hawassa University

– FGAE – Hawassa

 

Hossana

 

– Hossana College of Health Sciences

– Hossana University CMHS

 

Jimma

 

– Jimma University
– FGAE – Jimma (🔗 Social Media)

 

Mekelle

 

– Mekelle University College of Health Science
– FGAE – Mekelle
– MU Ayder Specialized Hospital

 

Mettu

 

– Mettu College Of Health Sciences

 

Nekemte

 

– Nekemte Public health Research Research And Referral Laboratory
– Wollega University Institute Of Health Sciences
– Nekemte College of Health Sciences

 

Robe

 

– Meda Walabu University

 

Shashemene

 

– Shashemene Referral Hospital

 

Wolaita Sodo

 

– Wolaita Sado University

 

Woldiya

 

– Woldiya University Health Sciences College

 

 

Earn CEU Points Online

 

1. Ethiopian Medical Association

 

EMA has got expensive CPD and COVID-19 courses of NHS, health Education England and Wealth and from other internationally respected educators for FREE to its members for two years from WCEA through World Medical Association.

The Ethiopian Medical Association via a collaboration with WCEA (Partner of the World Medical Association), has launched a free branded online platform and mobile app with FREE COVID-19 resources with an array of Free CPD resources for all medical practitioners from globally respected providers.

The App allows you to study online & offline.

Please complete your registration now so EMA can send you the instructions to download the App and your username and password.

E-learning App Registration Link

Click Here to Register as EMA member

 

2. Ethiopia Nurses Association

 

The Ethiopia Nurses Association in collaboration with the WCEA (partner of the International Council of Nurses) is providing all members with access to a Mobile App & Online CPD & training platform.

The App contains FREE access to current and relevant topics such as Vaccine Handling and Administration, Mental Health & Psychosocial Support, and much more.

The App allows you to study online & offline. We are also providing free access to journals and articles and we are hosting webinars in which you will be able to register within the App.

Please complete your registration now so the association can send you the instructions to download the App and your username and password.

After Registration You will receive instructions on how to access both the online Learning Management System and the Mobile application. You will then take a short course which explains how to use the system, take courses and submit your certificates.

Click on the link below to register. After Registration you will receive an access to the Mobile App & Online CPD & training platform.

E- Learning App Registering link 

Become an ENA Member

3. Ethiopian Midwives Association

The Ethiopian Midwives Association through a collaboration with the WCEA is providing all members with access to a Mobile App & Online training platform.

The App allows you to study online & offline. EMwA is also providing free access to journals and articles and we are hosting webinars in which you will be able to register within the App.

Please complete your registration now so we can send you the instructions to download the App and your username and password.

Registration to use App 

Become an EMwA Member

 

 

4. Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists

The Ethiopian Association of Anesthetists via a collaboration with WCEA (Partner of the World Medical Association), has launched a free online platform and mobile app with an array of Free CPD resources for all Anesthetists from globally respected providers.

The App allows you to study online & offline. We are also providing free access to journals and articles and we are hosting webinars in which you will be able to register within the App.

Please complete your registration now so we can send you the instructions to download the App and your username and password.

Register to Get app Access

Be an EAA Member

 

5. FMOH (6 courses)

 

You can Open an Account on FMOH website and access COVID-19 , Family Planning, Public Health Concern and Maternal and child Health training.

https://www.moh.gov.et/cpd/

 

 

 

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