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EPHA Honors Outstanding Public Health Professionals and Institutions


At the opening ceremony of the 25th Annual Conference and  Silver Jubilee Anniversary of EPHA  that was attended by over 1500 participants on February 20, 2014, the Ethiopian Public Health Association has honored three public health professionals and an institution with distinctive categories of long serving public health professional, senior research, junior research and institutional awards.  Hence, Professor Melkie Edris, who has long been serving in the University of Gondar as a teacher and researcher, has been respected with long serving public health professionals prize.  


Similarly, Dr Almaz Abebe from Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Ato Eshetu Girma from Jimma University and Consortium Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) have received the senior, junior public health research and institutional awards respectively.

The awards were handed over to honoraries by His Excellency Dr Kesetebirhan Admassu, Minister of the Federal Ministry of Health.


These awarding categories are traditionally delivered to public health professionals and institutions every year during the annual conference of EPHA as a form of recognition for the outstanding contributions made to the improvement of public health situations in the country in research and other public health services.