This case study documents the five-year project of the Center for International Reproductive Health Training at the University of Michigan (UM-CIRHT). Between 2015 and 2019, UM-CIRHT, in partnership with nine Ethiopian schools of medicine and midwifery and the Federal Ministry of Health, successfully scaled up preservice training in family planning and comprehensive abortion care and research for medical students, midwives, and OBGYN residents. The case study describes the project's implementation, outcomes, and lessons learned.
The case study is produced by UM-CIRHT with funding from an anonymous donor.
This framework document describes the strategy used by the Center for International Reproductive Health Training at the University of Michigan (UM-CIRHT) to integrate preservice family planning and comprehensive abortion care training into health professional schools' curricula. The program is designed to ensure acquisition of requisite competencies so that partner schools can graduate competent health professionals able to deliver high-quality, comprehensive reproductive health services to women.
The framework is intended to provide guidance on how the programmatic and operational strategies for family planning and comprehensive abortion care could be extended in countries or institutions that seek to replicate the UM-CIRHT model in their settings. It may be adapted to the local context of individual countries and institutions.
This framework document is produced by UM-CIRHT with funding from an anonymous donor.