Members of EHF


Established in 1962, the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) is among the first professional associations in the health sector in Ethiopia. It was founded by 100 members through a formal charter granted to it by then Emperor Haile Selassie I and is a member of the World Medical Association since 1994. EMA’s mission is to ensure that the community gets quality health 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 representatives. Currently, EMA has more than 4000 physician members and has a presence in five regions represented by its 10 branch offices in Gondar, Mekelle, Bahir Dar, Dessie, Jimma, Adama, Harare, Hawassa, D/Markos, and Arba Minch. Its headquarter is located in Addis Ababa. To ensure the participation of members at a different level, different networks and interest groups had been established, namely EMA-Junior Doctor Network (JDN)and EMA -Network of Diaspora Doctors, etc. EMA also publishes the Ethiopian Medical Journal (EMJ).

EMA’s scope of work includes: -

  •  Strengthening     Human   Resources    for   Health    through    Increased                          Capacity of Ethiopian Medical Association, with CDC Ethiopia
  •  Healthy diet policy implementation advocacy project, Global Health Advocacy Incubator and Ministry of Health and EFDA
  •  Fostering EMA's Capacity to Promote CPD & Evidence-Based Learning, With USAID Ethiopia
  •  CPD implementation advocacy project with FMoH and consortium of a professional association
  •  Establish new online education platform with World Medical Association and World Continuing Education Alliance to improve CPD in Ethiopia
  •  Develop Compassionate, Respectful, and Caring Health Workforce project, in consortium with 7 professional associations, donated by FMoH
  •  COVID-19 HRH emergency response project- Phase I, implemented collaboration with MOH and 5 professional associations

EMA’s major clients include the Government of Ethiopia including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and Higher education, Universities, World medical Association, Ethiopian Academy of Science, Higher Education Relevance and Quality Assurance Agency, World Continuing Education Alliance, IFC, USAID, World Bank, WHO, GHAI, Vital strategies, etc. Some of its selected projects are as below:-

  1. USAID, Ethiopia: Health Workforce Improvement Program.
  2. USAID, Ethiopia: Malaria Diagnosis and Treatment project with ICAP and Ethiopian Public health Laboratory association.
  3. Vital Strategies/Resole to save lives/FMoH, Ethiopia: COVID-19 Human Resource for Health Emergency response Phase-II project.
  4. FMoH and DFID, Ethiopia: Reproductive, Maternal, and Neonatal Health Innovation. 5.GAVI/FMoH,  Ethiopia:  Integrated  Approach  to  Empower  Health  Care  Facilities  on Immunization.


Dr. Tegbar Yigzaw is the President of the Ethiopian Medical Association. Dr. Tegbar is a physician, public health specialist, and human resource for health (HRH) expert with more than 18 years of work experience with Ethiopia’s health and higher education systems. His experience gives him a robust understanding of the health system and medical education system. For close to 13 years, he led Jhpiego’s Health Workforce-related programs taking on greater responsibilities over the years. At present, he is the Chief of Party for USAID’s Health Workforce Improvement Program at Jhpiego.


Between 2012 and 2019, he served as the Technical Director for the USAID-funded Strengthening Human Resources for Health Project at Jhpiego. He supported the Government of Ethiopia to develop a national HRH strategic plan; strengthen accreditation systems; establish national licensing examinations; reform curricula; strengthen internal quality assurance systems in higher education institutions; design and roll out faculty development programs; standardize and institutionalize in-service training and continuing professional development systems, and generate HRH research and evidence. He is also a board member of the Ethiopian Public Health Association, deputy chair of Eastern Africa Health Professions Educators Association, and Ethiopian representative of the Network Towards Unity for Health. Dr. Tegbar currently chairs the COVID-19 Advisory Council, which is established by about a dozen health professional associations to support national efforts to prevent and control the epidemic.



Established in 2004 International Clinical Laboratories PLC (ICL) is providing quality laboratory services all over Ethiopia. ICL has branches throughout Addis Ababa and the regional cities of Bahir Dar, Mekelle, Hawassa, Adama, Gondar, Jimma, Dessie, Diredawa, and Harrar.With its main lab located in Kera around Bulgaria Mazoria and about 14 Patient Service Centers (PSC's), it serves more than 240 Health care centers throughout the country. With its new 'Client Connect' Program, it places a highly advanced information system to its client’s office that allows them to communicate with ICL directly - send requests and receive results. In addition, this system offers a modernized, secured, and efficient way of keeping patient records

As a part of its commitment to quality, ICL participates in an international quality assurance program with American Proficiency Institutes three times a year. ICL is the first and the only laboratory in Africa accredited by Joint Commission International - the USA in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017, and 2020. Its other initiatives include ‘Expansion of the Regional Hospital Laboratory Partnership Program in collaboration with the Oesterreichische Entwicklungs bank (Austrian Development Bank); A partnership model for low-cost/high-quality (LC/HQ) centralized laboratory referral service provision for Ethiopian public hospitals in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Leveraging Private Sector for Surge COVID-19 Testing: The case of the catalytic impact of ICL’s collaboration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’.

ICL’s major clients include: -

  •  Educational institutes - University of Gondar, Jimma University, Addis Continental Institute of public health, AHARI Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, etc
  •  International Organizations and Embassies- African Union, ECA, UNFP, US Embassy, IOM, and others.
  •  Governmental Hospitals- St. Paul Hospitals, Peter Hospital, Queen Eleni general Hospital, Adare Hospital, Mekelle general Hospital, Axum General Hospital, Ariba Minch general Hospital, Debrebirhan General Hospital, etc.
  •  Governmental organizations- Ethiopian Airlines, National Bank, Commercial Bank, etc. More than 200 private hospitals and higher clinics.

ICL is also increasing COVID-19 testing capacity through collaboration and co- financing with DEG (DEG - DEUTSCHE INVESTIGATIONS - UNO ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH), a Germany-based development financing institution, COVID-19 Ab testing surveillance, COVID PCR test kits validation, system strengthen with the financial support of BMGF and EPHI. Mr. Tamrat Bekele is the Chief Executive Officer of ICL.


Established in 2014, AAPHFEA serves as a bridge between the Government of Ethiopia, and private health facilities, and different health associations. An advocate of Public- Private Partnership (PPP) in the Health sector in the country, AAPHFEA specializes in the capacity assessment and capacity development in realms of health and nutrition. It works extensively with the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), and organisations like Addis Ababa Health Bureau, USAID/Abt Associate, CDC, KOICA, and others. It has been providing health- related training to various Private Hospitals and Clinics, Medical Goods Importers, Pharmaceuticals Wholesalers, Imaging Centers, Advanced Laboratories, Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Private Specialty Clinics, USAID, KOICA, Johns Hopkins University projects in Ethiopia. AAPHFEA’s most celebrated training programmes include Laboratory Testing of Medical Kits, Tuberculosis (TB) and Leprosy Infection Prevention, Health Monitoring, and evaluation, etc. Dr. Shiferaw Mekonen is the President of AAPHFEA and the board member of Ethiopian Healthcare Federation. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee to Prevent COVID-19 in Ethiopia.


Established in 2012 in Addis Ababa by a

group of private hospitals owners, Ethiopian Private Hospitals and Health Centers Association (EPHHCA) has a vision to achieve a high performing health system in Ethiopia. It is responsible for facilitation on expanding quality health services, enhancing collective learning, and capacity building and advocating for the improvement of operational challenges in the private health sector. It is an autonomous, nonprofit, non- political association. EPHHCA is a voluntary based association with more than 35 private hospitals and health centers as its members in various regions. Its core services include-

  1. Health Information Management.
  2. Hospital Administration.
  3. Advanced Medical Ethics and Medico Legal Issues
  4. Blood Bank Management.
  5. Infection Prevention and Sanitation

Its major clients include Ministry of Health, Ethiopian standard Agency, Insurance fund Administration Agency, Ministry of Transport Addis Ababa health Bureau, Addis Ababa Food and Medicine control and Administration authority, Ethiopian and food and drug Administration, Amhara Regional State, Oromia Regional State, etc

Honorable Dr. Mohammed Shukur is a member of the House of Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, owner and founder of Amin General Hospital is the  Chairperson  of the Association. He is also vice chairperson of the Ethiopian Health Care Federation


Established in 1995, the Consortium of Reproductive Health Associations (CORHA) is a member-driven umbrella organization of 77 foreign and local NGOs/CSOs  committed  to the provision of comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable Reproductive Health (RH) information and services in Ethiopia.

Its goal is to contribute to improving the overall health status and quality of life for all Ethiopian people, thereby contributing to national development. CORHA is mandated to play a strategic role of coordination and representation, capacity building, policy dialogue, knowledge management, and resource mobilization for its member organizations and acts as a bridge between NGOs Government, and developmental partners and encourages member NGOs involvement to bring impact in reproductive health activities through collective, collaborative and coordinated action. CORHA has set up four thematic groups to encourage the engagements of its members namely: Maternal & Child Health, FP, Adolescent & Youth, and HIV & AIDS. Some of its selected achievements are as below: -

  •  CORHA successfully implemented USAID financed capacity development project aimed at enhancing the capacities of local CSOs to improve their accountability and transparency as per the organizational capacity assessment recommendations.
  •  CORHA has been working with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Population and Reproductive Health Program since its establishment. Currently, it is implementing a project that intends to contribute to accelerating the national momentum created towards achieving universal access to RH through strengthening partnerships among CSOs and the government RH/FP actors.
  •  CORHA was one of the partner organizations for the Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP). IFHP has implemented its project in over 300 woredas in four regions (Amhara, Oromia, SNNPR, and Tigray) and with the primary health care units located in those woredas. Under this program, CORHA was engaged primarily in capacity-building activities for public service providers and its member organizations.
  •  CORHA has implemented the ENGAGE Project in Ethiopia which was a global initiative designed to enhance understanding of SRH activities through targeted outreach and the use of innovative policy communication technologies. The project was aimed at creating an enabling policy environment for strengthening family planning and selected reproductive health services.
  •  CORHA with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) support has implemented integrated RH/FP, ARH, and HIV/AIDS projects through a community-based approach in a total of 12 woredas in Oromia, Amhara, and SNNP regions. The program was implemented through four sub-grantees; Oromia Development Association (ODA), Amhara Development Association (ADA), Alliance for Development in Ethiopia (PADET) and Save your Generation Ethiopia (SYGE).
  •  CORHA is implementing three ongoing advocacy projects with Population Action International on the impact of Mexico City Policy (GAG Rule), Universal Health Coverage, and SRHR and FP2020 Accountability since 2019.
  •  CORHA has started implementing a project on knowledge generation and sharing on SRHR with Share Net International.
  •  CORHA has signed a new project agreement on female genital cutting/mutilation to be implemented in three zones of the Oromia region in partnership with two local CSOs i.e., Harmee and Talent Youth Association with the Orchid project.
  •  CORHA has carried out various capacity building training on Youth Friendly Services, Peer education, facility-based family planning services, leadership development, project cycle management, data quality assurance, knowledge management, and evidence-based advocacy workshops to build and strengthen the capacity of its member organizations to provide quality FP/MCH information and services.
  •  CORHA is currently implementing the fourth five years strategic plan (2017-2021) that clearly articulates its mission, vision, goal, and strategic interventions.


CORHA’s major clients include member organizations operating in all regions and two administrative cities, Government of Ethiopia including Ministries of Health, Women, Children & Youth, Science & Higher Education, Planning & Development Commission, Agency for CSOs, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation, USAID, Population Action International, World Bank/ GFF, UN Foundation FP2030, CSSP, UNESCO, WHO, etc.

Its major projects include:

  •  Develop mobile applications on SRHR for adolescents & youth in 5 local languages including Amharic, Oromiffa, Tigrigna, Somali, and Afar (UNFPA).
  •  Engage in the development of the National Youth Friendly Services curriculum into an e-learning platform (UNFPA).
  •  Capacity building training: Facilitate Peer education ToT training and facilitate condom program TOT training using the newly developed condom program (UNFPA).
  •  Support the revision of the national AYH strategy in line with the HSTP II and the global plans to improve the health and wellbeing of adolescents and youth in Ethiopia (The David & Lucile Packard Foundation).


Washington Medical Center (WMC) is a specialized secondary care health facility managed and staffed by Ethiopian, American, and other foreign doctors who are committed to providing quality and affordable healthcare for residents of Addis Ababa including the international community. The medical center is established under Washington Healthcare (subsidiary company, Washington Healthcare limited liability company (LLC) in Washington D. C., United States of America). WMC is certified for fulfilling the new ‘Ethiopian Government Standard Authority Health Facility Minimum Standard Requirement (Ethiopian Standard ES 3619:2012)’, for specialty medical centers; and  is licensed to operate, accordingly. company is owned and managed by a group of physicians who have decades of experience in healthcare service and management with training and exposure to international standard healthcare and training. In addition to providing key oversight functions in the management of the WMC, the shareholders are also serving additional routine technical and administrative functions in the organisation/company.

Established in 2015, it has since become one of the best and the biggest medical centers operating in Addis Ababa serving more than 100,000 patients in just a few years. Currently, the center is primarily an internal medicine specialty center that provides a 24 hours service using doctors that sought academic qualifications and work experience in Ethiopia and U.S.A. Sub-specialty services of internal medicine such as cardiology, neurology, nephrology, hematology, oncology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, and travel medicine are among other disciplines for which consultant physicians are available at WMC. upgraded to a full-blown tertiary care hospital and medical school. It currently operates a Molecular Diagnostics Division that runs various tests including the SARS-CoV2 RT-PCR testing. Our services are offered through experienced Ethiopian,  American doctors, and a Sudanese Expert Hematologist.