World Bank grant to train gynecologists in (Sub-Saharan) Africa

Elevate Health and the University of Michigan are honored to have received a World Bank grant to develop on a pilot project for the 1000+OBGYN consortium. The 1000+OBGYN consortium is an initiative to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity by training 1000 new obstetricians and gynecologists in Sub-Saharan Africa. Elevate will facilitate the development of the online course about “Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy.

The 1000+OBGYN consortium will be kick-started at the "Building Academic Partnerships to train 1000+ OBGYNs in sub-Saharan Africa" conference in Accra, Ghana from February 12-14, 2014.
Representatives from Elevate Health will join this meeting to explore how we can continue to contribute to the education offered within this consortium. This meeting is jointly hosted by Dr Frank Anderson from the University of Michigan’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr Kwabena Danso from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science University in Ghana; and generously funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Flora Family Foundation.

The consortium will 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.  We will explore ways of creating or improving mutually beneficial academic partnerships to increase post-graduate training in OBGYN. 

Elevate is grateful and honored to be able to contribute to this project and to be a part of the effort to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday, January 20, 2014