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EPHIA National Launching Ceremony
September 30 2017, Addis Ababa Ethiopia



Dear All
17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: Submissions and Registration Open

The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) is now accepting session proposals, abstracts and registrations.

WCTOH will be held from 7-9 March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa with the theme ‘Uniting the World for a Tobacco Free Generation’. Held every three years, this international tobacco control conference brings together researchers, policy makers, NGOs, civil society, scientists, healthcare professionals and public officials working on all aspects of tobacco control from more than 100 countries.
Session submissions open
Abstracts and symposia submissions are open until 14 July 2017.
Submissions are invited for: 
  • Abstracts of original research for oral or poster presentations.
  • Proposals for symposia.
  • Satellite sessions which will be scheduled outside the core programme hours. Submissions will be accepted until all available time slots are filled. Please submit proposals in good time to avoid disappointment.
Read the abstract guidelines and session guidelines on our website.
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EPHA Conducts Chapters Consultative Meeting

Ethiopian Public Health Association /EPHA/ conducted chapters consultative meeting on updating the existing EPHA membersí registration and chapters guideline, besides Annual Plan implementation progress and challenges, from 27- 28 April 2017 at Babogaya Hotel, Bishoftu.

The meeting was officially opened by the welcoming speech of Dr. Fikreab Kebede, President of EPHA, who appreciated the unreserved effort of chapters and subchapter focal persons in executing their duties.

He further pronounced that both Chapters and Sub chapters are roots of EPHA who deserve prominence and protection.

Ato Semegnew Mengistu, Deputy Director of EPHA and Members affairs director, on his part, explained the significance of the meeting in view of creating better understanding among Secretariat, Chapters and Sub chapters on the workflow and implementation of planned activities.

Ato Yusuf Abdu, memberís affairs officer and W/ro Elizabeth Demeke, chapters affairs officer of EPHA presented on the need to review the existing membersí registration and chapters guideline and reporting terms for chapter office members respectively.

On the occasion, Ato Yilfashewa Zewdie, resource mobilization officer of EPHA made a detail presentation on the planned resource mobilization activities to be accomplished at chapter level.

The participants discussed on the guideline and other related issues thoroughly, so different ideas were raised. Accordingly, action points have also been taken.

A total of 31 regional Chapter and Sub-chapter office focal persons, EPHA Secretariat and Executive Board members attended the meeting.

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