EADG delivers webinar course for Ethiopian Doctors on COVID-19


To help combat the spread of COVID-19 and prepare first respondents, the Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) is delivering a webinar course on COVID-19 to medical doctors in Ethiopia.
The course is being given in collaboration with hospitals and medical institutions with EADG physicians who are currently managing the severely ill COVID-19 patients in the USA.
The first round of the webinar includes eight sessions that started on April 3, 2020. It was given to physicians and health officials identified to be involved in caring for patients affected by COVID 19. The course is being given by 7 EADG medical doctors who live and work abroad and one local physician.
“As we are witnessing how High-Income countries are struggling to contain and control this pandemic, we cannot imagine the damage it will cause to low resource countries like ours,” said Girma Tefera MD, the chairperson of EADG.
The online course includes clinical features, treatment, and outcomes in COVID 19 patients, infection control and air way management, mechanical ventilation, recommendations for women in labor and their newborn, and emergency preparedness & leadership.
The online courses will be made available on the EADG website and the EADG YouTube page.
In addition to the training, the EADG is running a campaign to raise money to help Ethiopia’s health workers combat COVID 19.