EMA’s 53rd Annual Conference
The Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) marked 53 years of accomplishment with its Annual Medical Conference, International Health Exhibition, Blood Donation and EMA Run from April 24-30, 2017. The conference theme was ‘Being a Doctor in Ethiopia: the Challenges and Opportunities.’ Over 2,000 medical doctors from all over the country participated in the conference. Continuing Medical Education was provided to medical health professionals at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College and at Addis Ababa University’s Black Lion Hospital. The association declared April “Blood Donation Month’ with the motto, ‘We Serve with our Knowledge and Blood’. EMA in collaboration with the Red Cross organized donation events in hospitals and medical schools across the country throughout the month of April.
On April 30, EMA in collaboration with Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) organized the EMA run celebrating the theme ‘Family Planning for Prosperity’. The run covered 5km in Addis Ababa, starting from the Summit Roundabout. The message of “Family Planning changing the welfare of family and the country” was promoted all along the 5km course. FP is part of the country’s National Maternal and Child Health program that is led by Federal Ministry of Health.