EMA news

Unemployment becomes one of the challenging issues for our young and energetic physicians. The Ethiopian medical association has warned the ministry and other sector minister offices years ago to evaluate its flooding strategy and to work on the retention and quality of education.

The association has made several discussions with the concerned bodies to maintain the right of its members in securing job and letting them exercise their novel profession. So far, there were no remarkable achievements in hiring graduating physicians with the response of “no budget” from ministry and regions regardless of low physicians to population ratio in the country according to WHO standard.
EMA is always looking for all possible alternatives to solve its member’s case. Accordingly EMA has made a thorough discussion with the Ethiopian Entrepreneurship Development Center (EDC) and other concerned institutions to solve the issue of joblessness of physicians and identified some alternative strategies. Among those strategies, providing training to our young physician on how to create their own business company and to improve their knowledge and competencies and employability skill is the one to be initiated as a short term strategy.  

The following four are the major areas/components EDC focuses:
  • Institutional Capacity of government and private sector strengthened for Entrepreneurship Development and improve the business environment for enterprise development;
  • Entrepreneurship competencies and employability skills promoted through Training;
  • Productivity and job creation of small and micro enterprises enhanced through continuous and inclusive Business Development Services; and
  • Access to finance facilitated for entrepreneurs.

Therefore, EMA cordially invites all young physicians and all other physician who are interested to create own business as well as to improve their knowledge and competencies and employability skill related to their profession to register for the upcoming training on contextualized entrepreneurship training. We are humble to serve the interest of our members as far as our legal mandate allows us!

The date
1st round: Feb 10-13, 2020
2nd round Feb 14-17, 2020
N.B: The training will be held in Addiss and those who qualify (first come first serve) will be communicate the venue of the training.

Please use the link below to register for the training:

We are delighted to announce that registration for the 56th Annual Medical Conference and International Health and Wellness Exhibition is now open! You can book your place until 13 Feb.

United Nations conference center, UNCC, Addis Ababa from February 21-22, 2020.

Theme “"Enabling young Physicians and Empowering Healthcare".”

N.B Ethiopian Medical Association would like to highly stress that security/entrance pass at UNCCA during the conference will be high that requires all delegates to be registered before Feb 14. 2020 to get their entrance pass. It must be noted that ONLY registered delegates will be allowed inside and delegates that register and don’t show up for the event will not be invited for upcoming training's.



Dear Members and Health Professionals 

First and foremost Ethiopian Medical Association would like to wish you all Happy Holidays. The 56th Annual Medical Conference & International Health and Wellness exhibition of the Ethiopian Medical Association will take place at the United Nations conference center, UNCC, Addis Ababa from February 21-22, 2020. 

This year EMA has reached different NEW partnership that will, without a doubt, bring new and exciting opportunities to ATTENDING Doctors both in Ethiopia and outside of Ethiopia. The conference will be held in the presence of guests from the Ministry of Health, representatives of regional governments, health professional associations, and pharmaceutical companies. It will also be graced by the attendance of international speakers and local experts who will speak on timely issues.     

That is why it’s with great excitement that the executive committee of EMA would like to invite all of its distinguished members to attend this years conference. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘‘Enabling young physicians and empowering healthcare” #ወጣት ዶክተሮችን በማብቃት የጤና አገልግሎቱን ማጎልበት; under this theme there will be

o   Panel Discussion

o   Role of young physicians in leadership

o   Entrepreneurship for young physicians

o   Barriers preventing young physicians workforce

o   Enhance physician’s financial literacy

  • Capacity Building Training's on Entrepreneurship and Leadership  
  • Elections


N.B Ethiopian Medical Association would like to highly stress that security/entrance pass at UNCCA during the conference will be high that requires all delegates to be registered before Feb 14. 2020 to get their entrance pass. It must be noted that ONLY registered delegates will be allowed inside and delegates that register and don’t show up for the event will not be invited for upcoming training's.  


We anticipate that this years event will be an event that truly delivers on creating a tangible advantage to our participating delegates and our members and as such we look forward to having you all during the 56th annual medical conference and international health and wellness exhibition, 2020

Invitation to workshop on practical aspects of health care quality improvements

EMA is pleased to invite you to attend the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s) Healthcare Quality Program health care quality workshop with the theme “Walking the Quality Path.” It will be held on Wednesday November 27, 2019, from 10 am – 2pm at the Sheraton Addis Hotel.

The workshop organized by EMA partner which called International Finance Corporation’s (IFC’s  that is a member of World Bank Group which is aimed at Quality Managers and will focus on identification of quality issues,creation of quality assurance programs and implementation of first quality improvements. The speakers include representatives of medical facilities that partnered with IFC and/or worked with accreditation agencies on quality enhancement. 

EMA members are kindly invited to register on the link below till November 25, 2019. 

Registration link: visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeGkuL0NSiSD9Ay5vH2xBBHjar78C8CVkEfR9QFLmH4tEtZog/viewform?usp=sf_link

NB:- Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register early.


Dr. Berhanu Nega, an Ethiopian General Surgeon as well as Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has become a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon’s name mean that the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.


To see a healthy and prosperous Ethiopian community who access quality health services through enhancing physicians’ professional capacity and guarding the rights and benefits of medical professionals so that professionals would be enthusiastic to discharge quality services and respect professional ethics. 


EMA’s mission is to:

  • Ensure that the community gets quality heath service and care;
  • Promote the highest standards in medical education, science, art and practice and
  • Ensure the rights and benefits of medical professionals (doctors) and act as their voice.

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