and infrastructure requirements set in the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) national in-service training directive and implementation guide. Since its establishment, the center has been providing training on different health and health-related in –services trainings, workshops, forums and related agendas for Health Workforces of different categories for wider regions of Oromia and beyond.
As clearly stated in the national Continuing Professionals Development (CPD) directives and guidelines, there is a high need for continuous professional development to maintain professional competence in an environment of numerous challenges, rapid organizational changes, information technology, increasing public expectations and demands for quality and greater accountability in the delivery of health services.
To this end, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has adopted and customized the national CPD guideline and directives with the essential aim of improving the health status of Ethiopians through the delivery of quality health services by competent health professionals and helps to establish a CPD system in the country through outlining the process of accreditation of CPD accreditors, CPD providers, and CPD courses and then to link CPD with re-licensure.
In line with the directives and guidelines, being one of the CPD provider and accreditor, conducting CPD need assessment being with concerned bodies, our CPD center has the basic infrastructure and human resources to serve as one of the CPD centers in our region and wants to contribute to the aforementioned aims of the federal ministry of health of Ethiopia.
A general overview of processes of CPD Service Provision and accreditation
As the initial step in CPD implementation is the identification of health professionals’ gaps in service delivery through need assessment tool, our center will conduct assessments to identify the areas which can be improved through training. Following identification of CPD needs, if the identified areas of courses are not yet approved, the center develop CPD courses to be approved; if already approved materials, the center will provide training using already approved training materials by obtaining from the ministry of health of Ethiopia.
The modalities of the CPD will be either face-to-face or online that will integrate practical and theoretical components to enhance the quality of health services and through time other modalities (blended) may be considered based level of adaptation electronic learning.
Furthermore, our center is accredited as CPD accreditor based on national guideline and directive and currently engaged in accreditation of CPD provider centers and CPD courses. To this end, our panel of experts with their multidisciplinary nature are always onboard to help when needs are presented from different actors.