EMwA Celebrates its 25th Annual General Assembly
EMwA celebrated its 25th Annual General Assembly on 7th of October 2016 with the theme “Moving beyond the Birth: Midwives as Stewards of the Next Generation." The event, held at the Genet Hotel in Addis Ababa, attracted more than 1000 midwives from around Ethiopia.
The General Assembly was officially opened by the President of EMwA, Sr yezabnesh kibe, who welcomed participants and outlined EMA’s achievements for 2016.
Keynote addresses were presented by Miss. Jillian Mellsop, UNICEF Representative, Hannah Gibson, Jhpiego Representative, John Graham, Save the Children Representative, representative of Dr. Akpa A Kalu , WHO Representative, Representative of Mr. Faustin Yao, UNFPA Representative.
A number of informative sessions followed these proceedings including Orientation on current medico legal and relicensing directives by FMHACA Delegate, an update on e-Learning using portable MLS presentation by UNFPA Delegate, ‘The healthy Magination Mother and Child Initiative a Case study ` presentation by Rio Owino of General Electric ( GE) was also presented at the GA. `Continuum of Care for Maternal and Newborn Health The Role of Midwives` Presentation by Habtamu Tariku of the Save the Children, Blood Donation in Ethiopia by Dr. Simehen Atinafu and National Blood Bank Donation Services were also presented at the event.