Strategic Plan Description

Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) was established in 1992. It is the only professional association representing midwives in the country. EMwA currently has over five thousand members across the country and has eleven branch offices. EMwA has been a member of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) since 1993.

EMwA has successfully completed its strategic plan (2016 – 2020) and developed the five-year strategic plan 2021-2025 which is intended to be a dynamic, living document that changes to reflect new lessons learnt and adapts to changing internal and external operating environment. It represents thoughtful and serious about the potential vitality of EMwA as a professional association.        


EMwA envisions Midwifery to be valued and autonomous profession where every families has access to equitable and high quality Midwifery Services


EMwA is a professional association, striving for the autonomy and excellence of Midwifery care practice to provide quality care for women, Newborn, Children, Adolescent and youth through strengthening self-reliance and influencing for change.


Contribute for reduction in maternal and newborn Morbidity and Mortality in Ethiopia through Strengthening Midwifery led Continuum of Care

Core Value: 

Member first, Trustworthiness, Accountability, Professionalism, equity, Continuous learning, Excellence, Transparency, Innovation, Evidence-Based community service, Gender sensitive and Volunteerism

EMwA has identified six core strategic directions and one organizational enabler for this strategic period.

Strategic Directions

Strategic Direction 1: Enhance Membership Management System

Strategic Direction 2: Serving the Community

Strategic Direction 3: Amplify Policy and Practice change through evidence generation

Strategic Direction 4: Strengthen Partnership, Networking and Representation

Strategic Direction 5: Enhance Regulation and Governance

Strategic Direction 6: Self-reliance for better and Sustainable EMwA

you can get the document HERE