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Joint Efforts in Rippling WASH Services


Access to water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services has been one of Ethiopia's major issues and Millennium Development Goals (MDGS) set to be achieved. The nation had managed to address safe water supply for over 36 millions of citizens during GTP I. It has made huge strides in WASH sector. Although significant achievements have been registered in the sector, there are still some unfinished duties, specially in outreaching rural women and youth with WASH services.

Click here to read more about Ethiopia’s National Hygiene and Sanitation Strategic Action Plan in pdf format , Click here  also to read more about UAP Executive Summary in pdf format and also click here to read more  about Verification Certification Protocol in pdf format .

WHO launched a revised Safe Childbirth Checklist and Implementation guide


(December 9, 2015) Of the more than 130 million births occurring each year, an estimated 303 000 result in the mother’s death, 2.6 million in stillbirth, and another 2.7 million in a newborn death within the first 28 days of birth. The majority of these deaths occur in low-resource settings and most could have been prevented.

In response to this the World Health Organization has launched the revised Safe Childbirth Checklist and an accompanying Implementation Guide for dissemination

Online Public Consultation towards the Development of WHO Strategic Directions for Nursing and Midwifery 2016-2020


WHO invite you to provide feedback on a draft Strategy which will be available for global web based consultation until 5 January 2016.The consultation is open to Member States of the WHO, institutions, networks, civil society groups, individuals and relevant organizations with interest in human resources for health.

Visit the consultation page at and kindly use the username and password provided below to access the consultation.Username: en-sdnm Password: en-sdnm

Should you have any queries, please write to the Nursing & Midwifery focal point at the Health Workforce Department:Ms Nkowane at

BEmONC trained professionals reached 3,707


In response to the needs of FMOH to develop human capacity for delivering quality Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) services, EMwA in collaboration with FMOH, UNICEF, RHBs and Health Institutions, proposed to address the specific needs by improving (BEmONC) at an In-service level to Midwives and other professionals. The in-service area currently has constrained capacity in providing quality maternal and newborn care service and lifesaving skills to their clients/patients. Therefore Ethiopian Midwives Association has been engaged in building up the capacity of the Midwives in knowledge, skill and attitude. BEmONC training that has been given by EMwA in collaboration with FMOH, UNICEF, RHBs and Health Institutions has trained 3,707 professionals’ nationally since 2011. Click here to read more about the BEmONC trained professionals in pdf format.

Post-BEmONC On-site Supportive Supervision conducted in SNNPR


Post-Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (Post-BEmONC) On-site Supportive Supervision was conducted in 12 Zones & 19 woredas of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR) from October 16-28, 2015. In order to assess the quality and status of BEmONC services given at different facilities where BEmONC trained providers are expected to provide, post-BEmONC training on-site supportive supervision has been conducted in the 19 selected health centers found in 12 zones and special woredas of the Region. The on-site supportive supervision was conducted by Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) in collaboration with Regional Health Bureau, Zonal Health Department, Woreda Health office & EMwA chapter office. Click here to read more about the Supervision in pdf format.