About EMwA

The Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) is a national, non-profit, professional association that represents and works to strengthen midwifery in Ethiopia. Formally established in 1992, EMwA was registered by the Ethiopia Ministry of Justice in 1993 and was subsequently registered under the Ethiopian Civil Society Organisation Law. EMA has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives since 1993.

EMwA is divided into 3 areas:

  • The General Assembly that constitutes all members and the highest decision making body of the organization;
  • The Executive Board with seven elected members from the General Assembly and;
  • The Secretariat with 11 chapter offices that function under the Executive Board to carry out EMwA’s day-to-day activities.

To be a center of excellence in promoting quality of midwifery education, empowering midwives, and see that every woman, newborn, and their family have access to quality midwifery care.

EMwA is a professional association of Ethiopian midwives established to promote and enhance the expansion, performance and status of the midwifery profession by developing evidence based practices; promote and adhere to the midwifery code of ethics; empower professionals to reduce maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality; and improve youth sexual & reproductive health in Ethiopia.

To contribute towards the reduction of maternal, newborn, under five children morbidity and mortality, and improve youth sexual & reproductive health in Ethiopia