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DSW Ethiopia enjoys a high level of visibility at scientific conference

Blog | 21. March 2024 | #Health #UniversalHealthCover

DSW recently took part in the 35th annual scientific conference held by the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) from 17 – 19 March at the Inter-Luxury Hotel in Addis Ababa. The theme of this year’s conference was “Universal Health Coverage”. EPHA is one of the earliest established health professional civil society organisations. Every banner, goody bag and brochure featured DSW’s logo along those of other key partners, including EPHA. The annual scientific conference, coordinated by EPHA, brings together academics and development practitioners to share research on various topics, with abstracts displayed for poster presentations, panel discussions and exhibition activities.

The last two days of the conference saw delegates visit the exhibition booths to network with the organisations present. DSW’s booth had an almost constant flow of visitors thanks in part to our positive reputation for documenting good practice. This prestigious scientific conference is one of the most sought after platforms at the national level for health sector leaders, health professionals and country representative from leading donor agencies such as the Gates Foundation, USAID, and the World Health Organization (WHO), including Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

At the opening session of the three-day annual scientific conference, Agonafer Tekalegn (PhD), President of the Board of Directors, on behalf of EPHA, acknowledged DSW’s steady development engagement in a spirit of strategic partnership. The conference covered a wide range of topics, the most important of which included the New Dimensions of Revitalizing Primary Healthcare in Ethiopia, Environmental Health, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Healthy Systems and Global Health Security. These and other key themes intently befitting the core topic designated for this year’s conference: “Universal Health Coverage.” The topics were defined and explained in the form of scientific studies and were discussed in a wide range of engagements, presentation and plenary discussions during the conference. Often, most of these studies end up as important inputs for policy materials.   

DSW Ethiopia takes keen interest of such platforms, in which it consistently participates, and capitalises on its most excelled projects to promote and leverage further resources.

Esayas Gebre-Meskel

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