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Société des Gynécologues et Obstétriciens du Burkina Faso (SOGOB)
SOGOB was established and formally recognised by Government Act in 1992. From starting with 12 members, SOGOB now has 58 members with the associations head office located in Ouagadougou. It has both a constitution and a list of internal rules of operation in place.
SOGOB’s mission is to promote best practices in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, to contribute to the national efforts to recruit and train health workers necessary for quality health services, to advocate with decision makers to improve the population’s access to reproductive health services, and to promote sensibilisation and communication as an essential component of any strategy aiming at improving reproductive health.
The Executive oversees the work of 2 standing committees (scientific and ethical committee), complemented by ad-hoc committees. SOGOB has become a key respondent to the MoH and its development partners in MNH and is being seen as a unique source of expertise in Obstetrics &Gynaecology.
Its contribution to policy development and training activities in the area of Maternal and Newborn Health is greatly appreciated by all stakeholders.
SOGOB has contributed in a major way to the revised MNCH guidelines of the Ministry of Health, and has supported the piloting of MDR at district, regional and central level hospitals. They also play a key-role in the nationwide roll-out of MDR, through training of trainers and mentoring of teams.
For further information on SOGOB http://www.sogob-bf.org
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