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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

Dear EPHA Members

The Federal Ministry of Health has conducted a consultative meeting from April 7-8, 2015 in which various partner organizations including EPHA participated and commented .The consultative meeting was aimed at reviewing   and providing comments on the following three proposed documents:

1) Envisioning Ethiopia’s path towards universal health coverage through strengthening primary health care, and  
2) National health policy  
3) Health Sector Transformation Plan

However, it is believed that   the additional comments of EPHA members will be valuable inputs that will help to further enrich the documents. This is, therefore, to request you to give your comments on the two attached documents by using the summary sheet until April 30, 2015 before noon.

Draft 20 Year Health Sector Vision -for consultation March 2015

Draft Revised National Health Policy -for consultation Mar 2015

HSTP_Draft for Consultation 2015

Summary Sheet

You are kindly requested to send your comments through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
With kind regards,

Construction of EPHA’s House Starts

The actual construction work of the building that will host the Head Office of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has recently started.

It is to be recalled that a cornerstone for the construction of the EPHA house was laid on September 14, 2013 by H.E. Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu, Minister of FMoH and Chief Patron of the project and Dr. Tewabech Bishaw, former President of the Association.
EPHA’s house will be built on 885m2 plot of land secured from the Municipality of the Addis Ababa City Administration.  The construction work is estimated to cost 100 million Birr.

Excavation work in progress

Team pays visit to FP projects in Jimma zone

A team composed of delegates from the Ethiopian Public Health Association, Packard Foundation, Oromia regional health bureau, Jimma zonal health bureau and focal persons from other partners made a field visit to selected sites in Jimma zone from February 26-27, 2015.

EPHA in collaboration with Jimma Zone health department selected Buture health post in Mana woreda, which is 15 km away from Jimma town for the site visit. 

The objectives of the field visit include, among others, looking over the family planning service provision at a health post and community level, observing the working modality and system regarding health extension program, sharing the experience of health extension workers (HEWs) and discussing with the beneficiaries of the family planning service and with women development army. 

                   Discussion with HEWs                                                          Discussion with FP users

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