Interior view of a classroom: a woman instructor is teaching midwifery techniques to several medical assistants. Verso: WHO/8931. Ethiopia-Training. Anatomy of a project. Ethopia 9 is the prosaic name of a scheme to overcome in Ethopia what is no doubt the greatest obstacle to health progress in the world today: the shortage of health workers. Ethopia 9 is centered on Godar, capital of Begenadir Province, near Lake Tana, in North-west Ethiopia, Its aims are: a) to provide a centre for training auxiliary personnel; b) to organize a model health services; c) to investigate local health conditions; d) to extend health services to the whole country. Ethiopia 9 came into being in 1952, a joint activity of the Ethopian Govenrment, UNICEF, WHO, and the U.S. International CO=operation Administration. The Haile Selassie Public Health College and Training Centre graduate each year some 30 health assistants, 30 public health nurses and sanitarians. Miss Margaret Mitchell (UK) WHO mother and child health adviser, takes a class of medical assistants in midwifery.
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World Health Organization; Source: Record; Research date: 20150925