Partners, invited guests and collogues midwives, congratulation for celebrating the 2017 Midwives General Assembly event for 26 th time under the theme “Communities Demanding Quality Midwifery Care” which is next to the 25th silver jubilee of the foundation of Ethiopian midwives association.
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.
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.
Ethiopian maternal health researcher Hagos Godefay at Umeå University in Sweden has created a locally feasible method to estimate maternal mortality rates with a bottom-up measurement approach. Providing insights into the effectiveness of local interventions to reduce maternal mortality, the approach will be important for health sector planning and decision-making on local-, regional- and state levels.