Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) is a professional Association established in 1992. The Association envisioned seeing every mother, newborn, family and communities have standard midwifery care in Ethiopia through promoting midwifery profession, strengthening midwifery education and maintaining rules and regulation to protect midwife professionals and Ethiopian public.
The 25th International Day of Midwife was observed on May 5, 2017 themed: "Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners to Life!" The first presentation was by Dr Sisay Yifru, University of Gondar health science and medical college dean. He started his presentation by highlighting that Gondar University is the pioneer medical and health Science College in Ethiopia in opening and providing midwifery education program. The university starts its program by three medical disciplines were midwifery is one. Currently 18 undergraduates, 15 post graduate and PHD program are provided in the university
Ministry of Health lauded the indispensable roles of midwives in improving nationwide maternal health care as the 25th International Day of Midwife and the foundation of Ethiopian Midwives Association celebrated.
Speaking at the occasion Ministry Maternal Health Advisor Dr. Abdurahman Ismael said the concerted effort of midwives and stakeholders helped the country achieve one of the Millennium Development Goals reducing the maternal death by 71 percent.
Despite advancements in research, diagnosis and medication technologies as well as increased attention in the past years, people are still regrettably suffering from the tuberculosis plague, and globally it is among the top 10 killer contagious diseases.
አሜሪካ መንግሥት የበሽታዎች ቁጥጥርና መከላከል ማዕከል (ሲዲሲ) ከአሜሪካ ፕሬዚዳንት የአስቸኳይ ዕቅድ ለኤድስ ድጋፍ (PEPFAR) ባገኘው 150 ሚሊዮን ብር ያስገነባው ዘመናዊ ብሔራዊ የኅብረተሰብ ጤና ማሠልጠኛ ማዕከል፣ መጋቢት 19 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም. ተመርቆ ለኢትዮጵያ የኅብረተሰብ ጤና ተቋም በይፋ ተላለፈ፡፡