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EPHA Conducts Planning Meeting

Staff members and partners of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) gathered at Aphrodite hotel on 22 May, 2015 to review and discuss the annual plan of the Association for the period spanning from April 1, 2015- March 31, 2016.

The meeting was opened by the welcoming speech of Ato Semegnew Mengistu, Deputy Executive Director of EPHA, who explained the objectives and importance of the planning meeting.

In his remarks, Ato Semegnew underlined the need to develop and implement a comprehensive, participatory and achievable plan, which would help to attain the vision and goals of EPHA.

 During the course of the day-long planning meeting, the various departments and units of the Association presented their annual plan for the stated period.

The annual plan was further enriched with follow up discussions and comments, which will be incorporated before the plan is finalized and put into practice. 

EPHA organizes workshop to review draft health policy documents

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) organized a workshop to review and discuss the revised draft health policy, health Sector Vision for the next 20 years and the Health Sector Transformation Plan (2015/16 - 2020/1) on 1 May 2015 at Aphrodiat hotel in Addis Ababa.

The objectives of the workshop were to familiarize selected EPHA leadership and members with contents of the three draft documents, obtain comments from EPHA members on the documents and provide a consolidated feedback for due considerations by the Federal Ministry of Health.

Partial view of workshop participants

EPHA bids farewell to outgoing Board members

Outgoing executive board members of EPHA have been accorded a warm farewell at a special ceremony held at Aphrodiat hotel on May 1, 2015.

Outgoing board members being recognized

The outgoing Executive Board members including the former President, Dr. Filimona Bisrat, received awards and certificates of recognition from the hands of the new EPHA Board President, Dr. Fikireab Kebede and Dr. Tewabech Bishaw, EPHA’s Advisory Council Chairperson.

Similarly, EPHA bid farewell to its ex-Executive Director, Dr. Hailegnaw Eshete, who served the Association for five years starting from September, 2010-March, 2015.

Workshop & training on youth friendly RH services conducted

A sensitization workshop on youth friendly Reproductive Health (RH) services being undertaken by the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) in South Wollo Zone was conducted at Kombolcha Poli Technique College on April 18, 2015.

The workshop, which was attended by 55 participants, was officially opened by head of South Wollo Zone Health Department, Ato Lulseged Nigussie.

During the course of the workshop, focal persons from EPHA presented the main sexual reproductive health problems, adolescents and youth risk-taking behaviors, risk factors and associated root causes.

Participants from various zonal and Woreda sector offices discussed at length on the  consequences of adolescent and youth RH problems and forwarded their recommendations on creating healthy and productive young generation.

Partial view of workshop participants

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