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The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) is extremely delighted to congratulate Dr. Wakgari Deressa Amente on his promotion to the Academic rank of Full Professor of Public Health by Addis Ababa University. Besides his academic accomplishments, he has made outstanding contributions to EPHA through his active engagement in different positions and capacities. Prof. Wakgari served as Executive Board member (2008-2013) and as vice president (2010-2013) of the Association.

He also served as member of the Award and Recognition Committee for two terms. Moreover, he served as member of the organizing committee of the 13th World Health Congress held in Addis Ababa in 2012. He was also one of the active members of the organizing committee for the establishment of the African Federation of Public Health Associations (AFPHA), which was established in 2011.

Prof. Wakgari has made significant contribution in health research methods and ethics trainings organized by EPHA in collaboration with MoH, Regional Health Bureaus and the then Ministry of Science and Technology. Prof. Wakgari received several certificates of recognitions and awards from EPHA, including the 2007 “Gold Medal of the Young Public Health Research Award”.

May this success he has achieved today be the beginning of more magnificent achievements in his career

Congratulations again!

Ethiopian Public Health Association

To all Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) members and partners

The EPHA Institutional Review Board (IRB) for research ethics approval has been granted a level-A license by the national research ethics review committee to evaluate research protocols/proposals and provide ethical approvals. Currently, the IRB has been reorganized and strengthened to serve the purpose by adopting detailed standard operating procedures based on national and international standards. Hence, this is to inform you all that the IRB has started issuing ethical approvals to different researchers and institutions as of October 2019. If the protocol/proposal submission is of the desired quality for ethical standards, the approval process would not take more than 30 calendar days.

Please be kindly advised to use templates for protocols/proposal submission and in addition to this, applicants should note that there are fees to facilitate ethical approval. For further information, you can contact the IRB Administrator on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0114 16 60 83/41.

EPHA’s Staff Members Visit the EPHA’s Building under Construction

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) staff members have visited EPHA building under construction located at Kebena on 18 November 2019.

On the occasion, Ato Yitbarek Tigabu Project Manager of Giga construction PLC, explained about the progress of the construction.
He said, the two basement building will include two elevators considering the disabled people as well.
According to his report, among 885 Sq. meter area, the building is landed on 550 Sq. meter and 25% of the construction has been done so far.
“The estimated time to complete the first phase is one year and 6 months. This phase will cost about ETB 70 million.” He added.
The building, which is expected to serve as a center of excellence for learning, training and research will immensely contribute to improving and upgrading the status of public health in Ethiopia and in Africa as well.
It is to be recalled that, EPHA’s staff members have contributed a one month salary for the construction.

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