Kedir Usmael Abdella(MD)
Continuous professional development Directorate
Dire Dawa University established CPD center in
2017which was functioning as in-service training center. In 2020, the center
was recognized by ministry of health as CPD accreditor and CPD provider. Currently,
the center is serving as CPD Course accreditor, CPD provider accreditor and CPD
activity provider (training, workshop, review meeting, etc.)
of CPD center
Dawa CPD center currently have one director, one admin assistant/ secretory,
one IT officer and six panel of experts/committees from different professions. The
director is responsible for academic affair Vice-president. DDU CPD center run
two activities under its office these are CPD accreditor activity/function and
CPD provider activity/function.
1.1 Responsibility of CPD
CPD provider accreditation
CPD Course accreditation
Granting recognition for CPD activities
Evaluation and monitoring of CPD provider
Evaluation and monitoring of quality of
process and payment method
committee meet within two weeks after application received.
accreditor committee will run if more than 50% of the member present but
profession specific member of the applied professional category is mandatory to
attend the meeting and involve in decision making.
case profession expert member cannot attend the meeting or in conflict of
interest, the committee can invite expert who is not member of committee and
may be from different origination.
The director may also
invite experts when the applied case is complex in the presence of profession
representative member. The invited expert should be free from conflict of
interest and should not be participated in development of the applied project.
accreditor committee will review the applied CPD course and check its
compliance with CPD guideline, approve, ask for necessary modification or
reject the course during the first meeting or hold second meeting to do so if
they needed time for revision of complex case and or if the expert needed.
Final decision must be passed within 1 month of application.
case of complex case in which the accreditor committee cannot pass decision of
approval or rejection of CPD course within one month, the accreditor committee
will forward the case to CPD committee of the ministry of health for decision
the course is approved, the accreditor will forward the accredited course with
all required documents to the federal ministry of health for course coding and
uploading on website.
proposed payment for accreditation of course depends on time it took to review
and discuss as well as number of members participated in the process and the
need to invite external expert.
short the payment will be given as per diem based on the university work
overload payment, accordingly payment for individual member is calculated by
salary scale and duration in hours and total payment is the sum of individual
expert if invited from other organizations will be given professional fee.
Prepare CPD courses /documents
Hosts review meeting
Creates awareness about the program .
Do training need assessment
Deliver CPD course online
Store data base of CPD activities
participants (trainee, trainers, researchers , workshop participants ,review
meeting participants ..etc.)
Give certificate for
CPD activities participants (trainee,
trainers, researchers , workshop participants ,review meeting participants
Write grant proposal
Search grants for CPD activities
Prepare CPD annual plan
Currently active CPD activities
and palliative care training (funded by MOH )
finance training(Funded by USAID)
training (Funded by Dire Dawa Admistration health bureau )
(funded by ministry of health )
manual preparation (funded by Dire Dawa
Admistration health bureau )
CPD training need
assessment in eastern Ethiopia (funded by Dire Dawa University)
university CPD center would like to invite those who want to conduct CPD
activies in eastern Ethiopia to work with us
dawa is the gate way to eastern Ethiopia From the center due to availability of
transportation (four to six flights a day to and from addis ababa and land transport including
train),availability of standardized hotel in the city
Quality of our service