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Dr Wakgari Deressa Finishes his Second Term Office at EPHA

Dr Wakgari Deressa, who has been serving as board member and vice president of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) for the past successive four years since 2009, has finished his second term of office on the occasion of the 24th Annual Conference that was held from 25th to 26th of January 2013 at UNECA, Addis Ababa. Dr Wakgari has made significant contributions during his tenure to advancement of the Association along with other board members. Among others, his role was immense during the organization of the 13th World Congress on Public Health and towards the establishment and launching of the African Federation of Public Health Associations. The contribution made by Dr Wakgari had also been manifested at representing EPHA in different national and international conferences and in reviewing scientific papers.

Dr Wakgari

At a farewell program organized by the EPHA secretariat office in the Dreamliner Hotel, Dr Wakgari has been awarded certificate of merit and trophy in recognition for his service, hard working and commitment paid in the growth of the Association during his office time. 
On the same occasion, Dr Philimona Bisrat, Dr Alemayehu Mekonnen, Ato Seifu Hagos and W/ro Hiwot Mengistu were reported to have ended their first term of a two-year office and have been reelected by the general assembly to work for additional two years. 
Each of the reelected board members publicly articulated their dedication and commitment to serve the Association for another two years office term maintaining the already established team sprite and energy.
As per the amended by-law of the Association, no action was initiated to elect a new board member substituting Dr Wakgari as the number of board members has been reduced to seven from the customary eight as stipulated in the previous bylaw of the Association.