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The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) is a non-for-profit, voluntary, multidisciplinary association of professionals with varying categories and levels of background and positions at different private, government and non-governmental organizations.

Since its establishment in 1989 EPHA has been implementing national and continental projects/programs for the last 30 years with the aim to promote better health services for the public and uphold professional standards through advocacy, active involvement and networking.

 EPHA has successfully implemented various national and international projects including long and short-term trainings, organizing scientific conferences etc. following the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Ethiopia’s initiative to ensure the quality and standards of health services in the country.

EPHA is a licensed CPD accreditor licensed by MOH and as provider got license by EMA.

EPHA aims for its members to participate on training and workshops through the Professional Development and Training Directorate (PDTD) over the coming ten years. The main focus of PDTD includes:

  • Foster continuous professional development (CPD) initiative
  • Work on expanding comprehensive family planning service at community level supported by David and Lucile Packard foundation

Mission: to contribute to the national health development for sound policies and practices through mobilization and active engagement of its broad-based membership, networking and partnership, and improved competence of its members to ensure the attainment of high standard of health in Ethiopia.

Vision: to become a vibrant, self-reliant and iconic public health professional society with fully empowered and dynamic membership and authority in the field of public health policies and practices by 2030.

Core value:

  • Integrity,
  • Professional ethics,
  • Innovativeness,
  • Solidarity and complementarity,
  • Inclusiveness,
  • Proactive engagement
  • Societal responsiveness

The EPHA-CPD strategic goals: EPHA has set a 10-year strategic plan and here under are the two goals in regard to CPD: -

Strategic Goal 1: Increased, diversified, competent and fully engaged members

Strategic Goal 3: Established center of excellence for public health globally

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