Founded in 1951, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is the specialty’s premier professional membership organization dedicated to the improvement of women’s health. With more than 58,000 members, the College is a 501(c) (6) organization and its activities include producing the College’s practice guidelines and other educational material.
Fellows of ACOG are board certified obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyns) whose professional activities are devoted to the practice of obstetrics and/or gynecology, who possess unrestricted licenses to practice medicine, and have attained high ethical and professional standing.
ACOG has been operating in Uganda since 2015 with a vision of training Ugandan medical personnel in 14 hospitals and medical schools around the country thereby scaling up its current efforts and bringing more competent surgical providers to the district level.
In September 2018, ACOG contracted Capital One Group to manage the media relations as they launched specialized training in operative obstetrics at the Makerere College of Health Sciences (Mulago). The training – entitled Essential Training in Operative Obstetrics (ETOO) – was created to save the lives of thousands of Ugandan mothers and babies.