EHS Project Dissemination workshop held Jimma University

The project dissemination workshop for the continuity of Essential Health Services during the COVID-19 pandemic was held at Honeyland Hotel.
Jimma University President, Dr. Jemal Abafita has made an opening speech on the commencement of the workshop and said essential health care issues are critical, especially during the pandemic (COVID-19).
Hence, joint efforts should be stepped up and I am sure this session will contribute and strengthen the outcomes we are looking for. Therefore, I welcome you and wish successful and productive workshop.
Dr. Elias Ali, vice president for Health Institute, in his baseline assessment finding presentation explained that the objective of the workshop is to maintain healthcare services. Moreover, it is to provide support to Jimma and Southwest Shewa zones’ primary health care units and hospitals, so as to maintain essential health services.
Mr. Biru Abdisa, midwifery department head at JU, in his presentation said operational planning is aimed to provide support to the zone health department officeholders so as to prepare protocol and customize guidelines for EHS mobilization.
After the presentation of the two papers, the general discussion has been conducted, which was led by JUIH and Oromiya Health Bureau representatives. Issues like quarantine implementation, what has to be done after planning, the issue of sustainability and affected essential services, etc. rose.
The meeting leaders reflected on the comments and questions raised by the discussants focussing on its relevance, individually. On the workshop, which was organized by WHO EHS, Jimma University Institute of health staff, Oromiya health bureau professionals, and invited guests have participated.