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EPHA signs MoU with EAS for promotion of health researches

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ethiopian Academy of Science (EAS) for collaboration in promotion of health and health researches in Ethiopia.

Dr. Filimona Bisrat, President of EPHA and Prof. Bahiru Zewdie, Vice President of EAS signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations on 31, October 2014 at EPHA conference Hall.

The MoU enables to conduct joint activities on adoptive and innovative health researches to ensure the dissemination and use of evidence and raise the standards of health and welfare of the Ethiopian people.

Dr. Filimona Bisrat, President of EPHA, noted on the occasion that the joint collaboration is a remarkable step to accelerate and promote health research in Ethiopia. He also appeals to promote the effort at the upcoming EPHA Annual Conference.

Prof. Bahiru Zewdie reaffirmed on his part the readiness of the Academy to work with various Associations including EPHA in the promotion of scientific researches. The MoU, he noted, will help to work together aggressively and minimize duplication of efforts and assist the effective utilization of resources.

Dr. Hailegnaw Eshete, Executive Director of EPHA, stated at the signing ceremony that the government of Ethiopia has given due attention to the advancement of science and technology to improve the quality of life of its people. Therefore, he added, the two-sided effort will have its own contribution for the attainment of this goal.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed for five years.