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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

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,

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