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Dr. Daniel G/Michael chief of staff, state minister of Health office 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, Minister of health is very proud of Ethiopian Midwives Association, because the goal of FMoH has been achieved effectively due to the effort of the association in reduction of maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Midwifery association is the only association that represent midwives in Ethiopia.
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.