OPA 2022 Award Recipient

OPA’s 2022 award recipient for their exemplary achievement in OPA cluster best performance goes to Wollega University OPA Cluster.

This cluster is one of OPA cluster organized at western Oromia. As soon as some of OPA members returned to Wollega after 3rd OPA annual Conference, focal person (Dr. Galmessa Chimdessa) arranged a meeting at Wollega University Referral Hospital (WURH). On that meeting there were discussion on how to achieve OPA’s mission and visions. A committee of 4 physicians including cluster focal also established to facilitate activities.

After extensive discussion the following points were raised.

  1. There should be a telegram channel for this cluster and it was opened immediately.
  2. A bank account was opened for so that OPA members will contribute and they will post their receipt. A bank account was opened because it was believed that it will motivate members and increase a number of officially registered members
  3. There was an emphasis on community service.
  4. To achieve above objectives, how to work together with different hospitals and Wollega University was discussed and action plan was prepared

This cluster has been actively participated in planning and executing OPA’s missions and visions for the last 1 year in spite of high security problems in the zone.
This cluster mobilized the members for formal OPA membership registration.
Highly engaged in community service activities:

ANC, during which they picked high risk mothers for which they provided proper referral system and managements at remote areas like Bunno Bedelle and Chawaka destricts.

This committed team also participated on graduation ceremony of Wollega University.

They were doing on screening for cataracts, and also stablished their own Disaster Team Management.

Some members attended OPA’s 4th Annual Conference and took award on behalf of the cluster.

Oromia Physicians Association

selfless commitment to give back!

March 2022 G.C


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