The 19th Annual Conference:

Conference Theme: Accelerating the Pace to MDG 5 
Issues addressed on the panel discussion include: 
Creating Human Resource to increase access to skilled attendance: by S/r Azeb Admassu 
Key Intervention areas to accelerate pace to MDG 5: by Dr. Atnafu Getachew 
Making facilities ready - logistics: by Ato Yared Yigezu  
ESOG’s role to accelerate pace to MDG 5: by Dr. Ashebir Getachew 
Helping Babies Breathe (HBB): by Ida Neuman 
Scientific papers presented: 
Genital tract infections and associated factors among pregnant women in Wolaiyta Zone SNNPR, Ethiopia: by Anteneh Asefa1 (BSc, MPH, Lecturer), Getnet Mitike2 (MD, MPH, PhD, Associate professor)
A Five-Year Retrospective Study of Vulvovaginal and oral candidiasis at the Mycology Referral   Laboratory of EHNRI, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by: Negga Asamene1, Mekonen Getahun, Surafel Fentaw, 1 Theodros Getachew,1 Meseret Assefa 1 EndriMohammed1, Samuel kinde,2 Kasu Desta2
Prevalence of Vulvo Vaginal Candidiasis among Pregnant women attending antenatal care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia by: Surafel Fentaw, Nega Asamenew, Daniel Mekonnen, Adino Dessale, Dessie Adugna,Woynshet Gelaye, Kassu Desta 
“Superbugs” and Fistula Patients   What should we do? by Prof. Gordon William 
Retrospective Analysis of 315 Cases of Rectovaginal Fistulae: by Habtemariam Tekle, Mary Venn, Gordon Williams
The Need for Better Resources for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Ethiopia to accelerate progress to MDGs 4 and 5: by Mr Abduljelil Reshad, Director of Resource Mobilisation, Federal Ministry of Health; Dr Meena Gandhi, Head of Health and HIV/AIDs, Save the Children UK, Ethiopia programme; Ms Yasmin Yusuf, Health Care Financing Consultant
Virginity value, boy/girl friend value, and stigma related to condom among Jimma University students: by Fentie Ambaw1, Andualem Mossie2, Teshome Gobena2.