H.E. Alemitu Umod State minister of women and children Affairs said, at the 26th Annual General Assembly of the Association that was held on 6th of October 2017 with the theme “Communities demanding quality midwifery care” at Getfam Hotel in Addis Ababa, midwives are playing a vital role in the success of GTP of the country by promoting the health of mothers and their children and reducing morbidity and mortality of both mothers and children.
EMwA celebrated its 26th Annual General Assembly on 6th of October 2017 with the theme “Communities demanding quality midwifery care." The event, held at the Getfam Hotel in Addis Ababa, attracted more than 400 midwives from around Ethiopia.
At a small health post in the village of Mirab, Ethiopia, a bright-eyed, chubby-cheeked infant named Bontu is placed on a scale. His mother looks on proudly as Aynalem, a Health Extension Worker who seems to take equal pride in Bontu's wellbeing, records his healthy measurements. Despite living in one of the most drought-prone and food insecure regions in Ethiopia, Bontu is growing into a healthy, well-nourished child.
The number of Ethiopians receiving medical services at health service delivery institutions has reached 75 percent over the past decade, reports Ethiopian News Agency. The Ethiopian Ministry revealed that the number of outpatients who received medical treatment before ten year ago has jumped from 20 million to 75 million at present.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela emphasized that, “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression". But, to the contrary, it was so hard for women to come to stage and participate in the country's political, economic and social affairs in the previous regimes. Women were coerced to face both impositions.