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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

EPHA presents progress of Packard-funded RH/FP project

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has presented the achievements registered in carrying out the project that focuses on Reproductive Health (RH) and Family Planning (FP) on grantees meeting organized by the Divide and Lucile Packard Foundation in Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel from 23-25, February, 2015.  

The progress of the project entitled “Expanding Long Acting Family Planning in Ethiopia” was presented at the meeting by Ato Tesfa Demelw, Director of Research, Training and Publications Department with EPHA.

20 LSI Trainees Graduated

Twenty health professionals trained for six months in Leadership in Strategic Information (LSI) by the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) in collaboration with the University of Gondar were graduated on March 14, 2015 in Gondar town.
The trainees were recruited from health facilities and professional associations in Amhara, Benshangul Gumuz, and Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Regional States.  During the graduation ceremony, which was held in Qara hotel, the trainees presented and defended their research findings in three concurrent sessions.  

LSI trainees of the 13th cohort

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Dr. Abebaw Gebeyehu, Institute of Public Health Director with the University of Gondar, noted that the fundamental aim of the training is to equip trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills of making evidence-based decisions in their day-to-day health related activities.  

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