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JANUARY 22, 2015: A HISTORIC MOMENT

EATI celebrated the graduation of its first class of pulmonary critical care fellows in January 2015, marking a historic moment in the development of pulmonary and critical care medicine in Ethiopia. Dr. Tola and Dr. Fahmi became the first two Ethiopian Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists trained in Ethiopia.

This historic moment also coincided with the inauguration of the Ethiopian Thoracic Society, a professional organization founded by EATI trained pulmonologists, cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons.

EATI Team
EATI Team

FEBRUARY 2016: BUILDING MOMENTUM

Dr. Kibrom, Dr. Aschalew, and Dr. Abebe became the second class of trainees to graduate from EATI, significantly increasing the number of pulmonologists in Ethiopia to seven (six from EATI). More importantly, EATI graduates have now assumed leadership roles at various medical centers to embark on a historic expansion of pulmonary and critical care services.

EATI GRADUATES HAVE EXPANDED PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE SERVICES THROUGHOUT ETHIOPIA.

  • TIKUR ANBESSA
    HOSPITAL

  • ST. PAUL
    HOSPITAL

  • ST. PETER
    HOSPITAL

  • AYDER REFERRAL
    HOSPITAL

  • CRITICAL CARE
    TASK FORCE

  • A MODEL
    PROGRAM

TIKUR ANBESSA (BLACK LION) SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL AAU

Dr. Fahmi is the first AAU pulmonary division faculty member who graduated from EATI. He will be joined by Dr. Tewodros and Dr. Dawit in 2017 as EATI transitions to sustainability by local instructors by 2020. He is now the Medical ICU Director and he is working on diagnostic and treatment protocols for sepsis, respiratory failure, and renal disease.

ST. PAUL HOSPITAL MILLENNIUM MEDICAL COLLEGE

Dr. Tola and Dr. Abebe are now building pulmonary and critical care services at St. Paul Hospital. Dr. Tola is also the head of the Department of Medicine. They round daily in the ICU (6 beds), provide pulmonary consultations, see outpatient in chest clinic twice per week, and perform procedures (bronchoscopy and pleural biopsy).

ST. PETER SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL

Dr. Aschalew is developing pulmonary and critical care services at the hospital as it transitions from a tuberculosis hospital to a full care facility. He is involved in several citywide projects including a smoking cessation campaign and he is taking on more of a leadership role in the Ethiopian Thoracic Society.

AYDER REFERRAL HOSPITAL, MEKELE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Kibrom is the head of pulmonary and critical care service and is very involved in teaching residents and medical students. His primary clinical responsibilities include critical care in a 10 bed ICU, pulmonary inpatient consults, chest clinic, and procedures (bronchoscopy and pleural biopsies).

CRITICAL CARE TASK FORCE

The Ethiopian Minister of Health is focusing on opening ICU beds in all 22 district hospitals. He has set up a task force to develop critical care across the country. Dr. Tewodros and Dr. Amsalu are both members.

The Minister of Health has asked EATI faculty members to develop pulmonary and critical care policies and procedures for St. Peter Hospital that would be used at other government district hospitals.

A MODEL PROGRAM

The leadership at AAU and Tikur Anbessa (Black Lion) Specialized Hospital have praised EATI for the quality of its training program. They have officially recognized EATI as the model for all future subspecialty training programs.

In July 2016, the Chest Foundation of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) awarded Dr. E. Jane Carter and the East African Training Initiative the 2016 Community Service Grant for its contribution to medical training in pulmonary medicine in Ethiopia.

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