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ETHIOPIA - Ethiopian Society of Anaesthesiologists

Ethiopian Society of Anaesthesiologists
Black Lion Hospital
Addis Ababa


Phone: +251 911 192238 / +251 115 159621

President: Dr Mahelet Tadesse
Secretary: Dr Ananya Abate
Treasurer: Dr Getu Debele

Members: 24
Year Joined: 2008
AGM Date: 8th-10th June 2018
Region: ARS

Further Information


Country population: 92m 

Number of physicians: 2,152 (2009) 

Source: WHO Country Profile 2015     

 Recent activities:

  • Participated in the national residency matching program by being a member in steering strategic group and a board member in national examination board.
  • In partnership with WFSA and the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health the society organized and participated in safe obstetrics anesthesia trainings in the Amhara and Tigray regions (two in each region).
  • In partnership with Ethiopian federal ministry of health, the society conducted two safe obstetrics anesthesia courses by local faculty in the Oromia Region.
  • Two of members attended the All African Anesthesia Congress 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria and in addition one member of the society was elected as a Board member of the WFSA’s African Regional Section.
  • Three members attended the Anesthesiologists Association of Uganda annual conference and participated in a discussion forum aiming to improve anesthesia
    training in East Africa 
  • In June of 2017 the Ethiopian society held its annual conference with the theme of Medical-legal issues in Anesthesia.
  • In collaboration with Ethiopian federal ministry of health, the society conducted several critical care training courses for doctors and nurses working in General Hospitals in Addis Ababa and in different regions of Ethiopia, as well as helping to open new ICUs in the respective regions.
  • Participated in safe surgery and anesthesia training and mentorship programs promoting safe anesthesia practice all over the country.
  • Participated in SAFE OR training and SAFE pediatrics training organized by WFSA in Addis Ababa.