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 የህክምና ባለሙያው በስራ ቦታው ላይ በተለያዩ የህብረተሰብ ክፍሎች የሚደርሱበት የተለያዩ አካላዊና ሞራላዊ ጥቃቶች እንዲሁም ተገቢነት የሌላቸው የህክምና ሃላፊነት ክሶች ከመቼውም ጊዜ በበለጠ ሁኔታ ስራውን ተረጋግቶ እንዳይሰራ እያደረጉት ነው ፡ በተጨማሪም የህክምና ስህተት የሚመረመርበትና የሚዳኝበት የሕግ ስርአት የህክምና ሙያ ስራን የተለየ ባህሪ መሰረት ያደረገ ካለመሆኑ ጋር ተያይዞ በሃኪሞች ላይ በፍርድ ቤት የሚወሰነው ቅጣት የስራ ሞራላቸው ላይ አሉታዊ ተጽእኖ እያሳደረ ነው ፡፡ ስለሆነም ከህክምና አገልግሎት የወንጀል ሃላፊነት ጋር በተያያዘ በስራ ላይ ያሉት ሕጎች ተገቢው ማሻሻያ እንዲደረግባቸው

 የታካሚና የህክምና ባለሙያ ግንኙነት አና የታካሚ መብትና ግዴታ የሚገዛ የህግ ማዕቀፍ እንዲዘጋጅ እና ሁሉም ማህበረሰብ እንዲያዉቀዉ እንዲደረግ

 የህክምና ባለሙያው በስራ ላይ ለሚገጥሙት ችግሮች ተመጣጣኝ የሆነ የካሳ ክፍያ ጥያቄ መልስ ይሆን ዘንድ የህክምና ባለሞያዎች የኢንሹራንስ ሽፋን ሊኖራችዉ ይገባል

 የህክምና ባለሙያን መድቦ ለማሰራት ከበጀት እጥረት ጋር ተያይዞ የሚነሳው ጉዳይ ከዘላቂ የልማት ግቦች እንዲሁም ሃገሪቱ ከያዘችዉ የጤናዉ ዘርፍ የትራንስፎርሜሽን እቅድ እና መንግስት የዜጎችን በህይወት የመኖር መብት ለማረጋገጥ ያለበትን ግዴታ የሚፃረር ስለሆነና የጤናውን ዘርፍ የሚጎዳ በመሆኑ ትኩረት ሊደረግበት ይገባል፡፡

 የሰውን ህይወት በኃላፊነት የተረከበ ሀኪም የሚከፈለው ደሞዝ ዝቅተኛ በመሆኑ ያለበትን የኑሮ ጫና ለመቋቋም ፈተና ሆኖበታል፡፡ በመሆኑም የደሞዝ ማሻሻያ ጥያቄው ልዩ ትኩረት እንዲደረግበት የሚሉት ይገኙበታል ፡፡

Download EMA's Press conference on the recent events

Place: Elilly Hotel

Time: 1:30 PM

 

Please download the full invitation letter below 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/18JK94vyGO3tn2zZPKMV7wpMM40ve82vw/view?usp=sharing

 

Dear Valued Members, 

Only a few days to go until the 5th Ethio Health Exhibition and Congress opens its doors on 17-19 May, 2019 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa.


50+ state of the art lectures, presentations, panel discussions and discussion forums on CLINICAL EXCELLENCEPATIENT SAFETY, IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS, PRIMARY HEALTHCARE and PHARMACEUTICALS will be held at the three day congress organized under patronage the Food Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority and support of Ministry of Health as well as engagement of 18 professional associations. 

The full conference program can be accessed in the event website conference section

Our Association is partnered on the conference and will provide Continuous professional development (CPD) credit hours for those attending the event.  

We hereby kindly invite you to attend these conferences to be illegible for the CPD credits. Please pre-register to confirm your attendance for the conference on this link for a fast track entry at the venue. 

With Best Regards,

 

To work on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa is to work in a branch of medicine that some have not viewed
as a priority for the continent. Shitaye Alemu Balcha, Associate Professor in Internal Medicine in the College of
Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, would be happy to enlighten them. Shitaye is a
specialist in NCDs, diabetes in particular. “My concern over diabetes...came about because of the difficulties facing
poor patients who have to walk long distances to the hospital to collect insulin. It lasts for a very short time, so
they have to come back again and again.” Many would end up losing their livelihoods and families, if not their lives.

Neonatal disorders and diarrhoeal and respiratory diseases are the leading causes of death in Ethiopia, but
NCDs are on the increase. Accessing treatment is difficult for many people; according to the Ethiopian branch of
THET (the Tropical Health and Education Trust), some 85% of people live in rural areas, and almost two-thirds
can’t reach a health facility on foot. Shitaye reasoned that if the patients couldn’t get to the hospital, the hospital
would have to go to the patients. Her solution was a cluster of outreach clinics. “This [diabetes] is what really
drove me. And then, in 1997, I decided that if I go for one disease, why not others as well.” As a result, the clinics
for which she’s responsible deal with conditions ranging from epilepsy to asthma to hypertension.

Although Shitaye’s principal concern is with rural health, she herself was born and brought up in Ethiopia’s capital,
Addis Ababa, where her father worked in construction. She’s not sure what first aroused her interest in medicine
but has a suspicion it was during hospital visits with her parents. “I think I was first drawn to it by the nurses’
uniforms”, she says, chuckling at the absurdity of it. “And even before I went to school, I wanted to become
a doctor, and was always playing at being a doctor.” Her parents first supported her, but circumstances changed.
“My father died when I was in the 11th grade of school, before I did my matriculation, and when I wanted to go
to medical school my mum didn’t like it…She wanted me to do engineering, and follow in my father’s footsteps.” In
the end, Shitaye studied at Addis Ababa University School of Medicine, and her mother became reconciled to her
daughter’s ambitions.

“My first job was in a general hospital”, she says, “a rural hospital, and I stayed there about 1 year”. In the
early 1980s, the newly developed medical school of the University of Gondar was looking for young graduates
to start as graduate assistants. “I was recruited as an instructor to teach the students.” Now an Associate
Professor, the University of Gondar is still her base. “What’s distinctive about Shitaye is her early recognition of the
problem [of NCDs],” according to Mark Clarfield, Sidonie Hecht Professor of Geriatrics at the Ben-Gurion University
of the Negev in Israel. He recently spent a sabbatical with her, and was much impressed by her vision. “She first built
services [for NCDs] within the hospital where she works, then built outreach into the community, into rural sites.”

A regular visitor to Gondar is David Phillips, Professor of Endocrine and Metabolic Programming at the University
of Southampton, UK. He first encountered Shitaye some years ago during the first of a series of visits to Ethiopia
arranged by THET. They now collaborate in research projects on NCDs, including on the cause of diabetes in
resource-poor countries. “What Shitaye noticed over many years was an unexpected pattern of disease”, Phillips
says. “In the towns in Ethiopia you’ve got the usual rise in type 2 diabetes, but in rural Ethiopia most of the diabetics
are type 1.” In rural clinics, he adds, a very high proportion of patients can have this form of the disease. “Is our
diabetes malnutrition-related or malnutrition-modified?” Shitaye wonders. Having raised the question, she’s now
trying to answer it. “We have a project in which we look for the autoantibodies that are well known in [type 1]
diabetic patients, and also the genes of type 1 patients to find out whether they are similar or not [to those of
diabetic patients in richer countries].”

While she values her research, it’s the routine provision
of care to people who would otherwise go without that motivates her. The Ethiopian Government, conscious
of the increase in NCDs and impressed by Shitaye’s achievements, has created a wider, although still modest,
decentralisation programme of its own to deal with them. Workagegnehu Hailu, head of Gondar’s Department of
Internal Medicine, describes Shitaye as a good leader. “She’s concerned about society and the health system”,
he says. “She loves her subject and what she’s doing… She is passionate, respectful of patients, and humble.”
These, he adds, are among the qualities that have made her such a highly acclaimed doctor. “Very sharp clinically”,
says Phillips. And wholly committed to her country. “She’s stayed in a small hospital in Ethiopia when a lot of her
colleagues have emigrated…and taken advantage of the greater opportunities abroad.” Clarfield too comments
on this: “She’s well connected around the world. With her qualifications and qualities, she could easily have
emigrated and got a job with no trouble.” Shitaye’s response is disarmingly straightforward: “I think I am
needed here more than anywhere else.”

Geoff Watts

You want to see a doctor, your mother’s doctor, your father’s doctor, your son’s doctors, your daughter’s doctor, your wife’s doctor, your…………… doctors right now.
Luckily for you, that’s me.


I’m here.


I’m in the hospital to discuss your case being between codes and crises

Photos taken from Hakim page

Today, Addis Ababa University Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital,private college Interns and Medical students, Arsi University, St. Paul's Hospital Millenium Medical College and University of Gonder , Haromaya university Intern and medical students are holding a demonstration peacefully.

Response from EMA President Dr Gemechis

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1df0IrKYsf6fuhe7ig921MVSfcGRWuWTs/view?usp=sharing



Vision

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. 

Mission

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  • 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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