Ethiopia achieves its health goals in GTP, MDG: Ministry of Health



Ministry of Health  says Ethiopia has achieved the health goals both in the Growth and Transformation Plan as well as in the Millennium Development Goals (GDP).In his exclusive interview with WIC, Minister Dr. Kesete Birhan said that the country succeeded in reducing maternal and child mortality, HIV transmission, malaria and TB.


Ethiopia: Sound Health Strategy over Wild Polio Virus Transmission


.. the external assessment team that conducted the final Polio outbreak assessment in Ethiopia on between 8-12 June 2015 confirmed that Ethiopia has successfully interrupted polio transmission

Health coverage in Ethiopia has improved markedly in the last decade as the government has been playing a key role in mobilizing resources and ensuring that they are used effectively. A central feature of the sector is the priority given to the Health Extension Programme, which delivers cost-effective basic services that enhance equity and provide care to millions of women, men and children.


Oromia’s 23rd Anniversary of the International Day of Midwives celebrated


Oromia’s 23rd Anniversary of the International Day of Midwives celebrated in Oromia Regional State, on May 16, 2015, at Berhe International Hotel, Asella. The event organized by the Ethiopia Midwives Association (EMwA) in collaboration with Minister of Health (FMOH) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), JHPIGO, USAID, ICAP and WAHA. More than 200 people participated, drawn from different parts of the oromia region. Participants include midwives, representatives from health training institutions, EMwA partners and members, as well as staff from EMwA's eleven chapter offices located around the country.


International Day of the Midwife in Ethiopia - a day for honoring midwives and strengthening partnership


WHO donates a vehicle to Ethiopian Midwives Association.The International Day of the Midwife was celebrated globally on 5 May 2015 and commemorated in Ethiopia on 7 May 2015 with the theme, “Midwives for a better tomorrow.”With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) coming to an end in September 2015, this is indeed a special year to highlight the role of midwives in the achievement of MDG 4 and in the progress towards the achievement of MDG 5 in Ethiopia. The recognition of midwives this year is key also in light of the world’s move to the UN Sustainable Development Goals beyond 2015.