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Text Book of Reproductive and Child Health Published

Text Book of Reproductive and Child Health with Focus on Ethiopia and other Developing Countries was launched on the occasion of the International Family conference convened in the African Union on 13, 2013, in the presence of authors, reviewers, delegates representing School of Public Health Addis Ababa University, Gates Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University and the Ethiopian Public Health Association and other invited guests.

The preparation of the book was primarily motivated by the lack of a comprehensive reference material for the training of graduate public health students in reproductive health /maternal and child health (RH/MCH) in Ethiopia.RH

EPHA Says Farewell to Dr Thomas Kenyon


The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has presented a trophy and certificate of appreciation to Dr Thomas Kenyon, Country Director of CDC-Ethiopia, who has finished his term of office in this year. The honor has been awarded to him in recognition of his leadership, unreserved commitment and consistent support he has given to strengthen EPHA and the health sector development of the country at large during his service from 2008 to 2013.

At a cocktail reception, organized in the Dream Liner hotel, evening of 23 April 2013, EPHA has unveiled its appreciation and profound gratitude to Kenyon accentuating his role and meaningful interventions in the capacity building program of EPHA and supporting the effort geared towards improving the public health situation of the country.

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Upon receiving the trophy, Dr Kenyon said that CDC has a special and cemented partnership with EPHA in implementing large projects like the field epidemiology program and MARPs survey across the country.

On behalf of the Association, Dr Tewabech Bishaw, President of EPHA extended her gratitude to Dr Thomas Kenyon mentioning his immense contribution and due consideration paid to professional Associations like EPHA to play a big role in the nations effort of the health sector development.
Invited guests from CDC, EPHA, EHNRI and other partner agencies were in attendance to bid Dr Kenyon farewell.

EPHA Formed Regional Chapter in SNNPR

EPHA has facilitated the formation of regional chapter in the Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region where seven executive members have been elected to lead the regional office for two years office term. The election of the executive members was taken place on the 7th of April 2013 immediately following the conclusion of a training program on leadership and communication, organized for members of the association in the region. Accordingly, Ato Yusuf Abdu (Hawassa Health Science College), Ato Alemayehu Bekele (Arbaminch University), Ato Ayalew Astatike (Hawassa University) and W/ro Yemisirach Shiferaw (Hawasa Health Science College) have been elected as President, Vice-president, Secretary General and Treasurer of the executive office respectively.

EPHA’s Role in the Nation Health Sector Development Steadily Growing over Time


At the Leadership Strategic Information (LSI) graduation ceremony held on April 13, 2013 in the historic town of Gondar, Ato Hailegnaw Eshete, Executive Director of EPHA addressed to honorable and invited guests and graduates of the 9th cohort LSI program wherein he pointed that EPHA’s role in the nation health sector development has been growing steadily and thereby he highlighted the kill based, long term and modular Leadership Strategic Information training as the one contributing factor that has shown the organizational capacity and growing roles of EPHA in the progress of the nation’s health sector development and particularly in improving the technical capacity of the regional public health personnel on how to undertake secondary researches with a systematic and scientific approaches.

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