Whereas changing medical knowledge, evolving technology, rapid organizational changes, increasing public expectations and greater accountability necessitate the need for updating professional competence;
Whereas continuing professional development will contribute to the competency of health professionals and eventual improvement of quality health services;
Whereas it is found necessary to systematically organize the fragmented continuing professional development activities in Ethiopia;
Whereas, with a view to link with re-licensing, continuing professional development is one of the main regulatory requirement provided under the Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Regulation for re-licensure;
NOW, THEREFORE, this directive is issued by the Ethiopian Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Authority in accordance with article 55(3) of the Food, Medicine and Healthcare Administration and Control Proclamation No. 661/2009.