Wolkite University, College of medicine and health sciences, Department of Public health

Mission

Our mission is to produce competent, professionally dynamic graduates of public health and to excel in solving community health problems through synthesis and application of knowledge.

Vision 

Department of public health envisioned to be among the top five public health training institutions and research Centers by 2020 E.C.

Values

  • Quality education
  • Strive for synthesis and application of knowledge
  • Strict adherence to professional ethics
  • Community engagement
  • Team work
  • Perseverance

Background

Department of public health is established since 2013 at the inception of college of medicine and health sciences in wolkite university. Public health program is tailored to produce graduates equipped with both clinical and public health knowledge and skills to mitigate the existing health service inequality among Ethiopian population. The department starts its work by two lecturers with master of public health and six bachelor degree holders in public health. Forty four regular students were enrolled as a first batch. Currently the intake capacity has increased by expanding its program both in regular and private regular basis; furthermore the staff profile have been exceptionally improved at which all academic staffs are second degree holders. Department of public health has inaugurated graduation’s of its first batch graduates since 2016.

Teaching- learning

Currently there are 392 students under department of public health. We adopted nationally harmonized modular curriculum for Bachelor of Science in public health. In line with the curriculum; 1st and 2nd year public health students take courses semester based in block mode except language courses; while 3rd and 4th year public health courses are provided in a year based manner. We have made temporal agreement with three hospitals around our catchment for clinical attachment.

Research and community service

Variety of rigorous researches and community service projects have been designed and implimented in line with national and local thematic areas for research. Around 9 scientifically robust researches conducted to date by staffs of public health department and one community service project has been implemented. Some of these research articles are submitted to peer reviewed international journals for publication and the output is communicated for relevant stakeholders to collaborate for intervention. Training had given on long term family planning methods for mid-level health professionals recruited from 13 districts of Guragie zone.

  Research and community service projects undertaken by public health staffs

  1. Predictors of Excusive breast feeding duration among women who had 6-12 months old child in Gurage zone, 2016: Survival analysis, Abebaw Wasie, Wako Golicha, Meron worku
  2.  Assessment of bacteriological quality of water and factors associated with water born disease: The case of wolkite town, Guragie zone, Asegedech Wondimu, Meron worku,
  3.  Unpacking the burden of global malnutrition and associated factors among under five children in Guragie zone,  Andamlak Dendir, Abdusemed worku, Gebremariam Hailemichael
  4. Factors associated with timely initiation of exclusive breast feeding among mothers of children age less than two years in Gurage zone,  Bisrat Zeleke, Kenzudin Assefa
  5.  Predictors of late initiation to HIV/AIDS care in Gurage zone public health facility: Nested case control study, Teklemchael Gebru, Kifle Lentiro, Abdulewhab Jemal
  6. Incidences, Causes and outcomes of obstructed labor in Butajira hospital, Guragie zone, Ethiopia Ibrahim Muktar, Abdusemed Worku
  7. Post-natal care utilization and associated factors among women in Cheha district , Kifle Lentiro)
  8.  Dietary diversity score and associated factors among high school adolescent girls in Guragie zone, Southwest Ethiopia , Meron Worku, Asegedech wondimu, Gebremariam Hailemichael
  9. Training on long term family planning method for mid-level health professionals in Gurage Zone, Gebremariam Hailemichael, Andamlak Dendir, Abdusemed Worku

 .Public health Staff Profile

 

Name

Department

Phone No.

e-mail

Research activity

Community service activity

publication

Research interest

1

Abebaw Wasie (Bsc, MPH)

Reproductive health

+251925090600

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Predictors of exclusive breast feeding duration among women who had 6-12 months old child in Gurage zone: Survival Analysis

 

 

Maternal health Adolescent health

Family planning

2

Andamlak Dendir (Bsc, MPH)

Epidemiology

 

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Unpacking the burden of global malnutrition and associated factors among under five children in Guragie zone

 

 

Nutrition, epidemiological studies

2

Asegedech Wondimu (BSc, MSc)

Environmental health

 

 

Assessment of bacteriological quality of water and factors associated with water born disease: The case of wolkite town, Guragie zone,

 

 

Environmental health, Water

3

Gebremariam hailemichale (Bsc, MPH)

Health service management

+251910131724

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Long term family planning training for middle- level health professionals

 

Maternal health, Health system research

 

4

Meron worku (Bsc, Msc)

Human nutrition

+251913717015

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Dietary diversity score and associated factors among high school adolescent girls in Guragie zone, Southwest Ethiopia

 

 

Maternal nutrition, adolescent and child nutrition

Kenzudin Assefa (Bsc, MPH)

Health promotion

+251923702054

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Health behavior

6

Teklemichale Gebru (Bsc, MPH)

Epidemiology

+251911855199

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Predictors of late initiation to HIV/AIDS care in Gurage zone public health facility: Nested case control study

 

 

Environmental health

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S.NO.

Name

Department

Phone No.

e-mail

Research activity

Community service activity

publication

Research interest

7

Jemal Bedewi

Environmental health

0912240730

jemalbedewi@gmail.com

 

 

 

Infectious disease

8

Tadele Girum (BSc, MPH)

Epidemiology$ Biostatistics

+251913652268

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Epidemiology of infectious disease

9

Addisu Tesfaye(RMW,Bsc, MPH)

Health Promotion

+251921376740

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Water

10

Berhanu Abebaw (Bsc, MPH)

Human nutrition

+251985094689

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Maternal health, Health system research

 

11

Abdu Umer (Bsc, MPH)

Human nutrition

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 

Ibrahim Muktar (Bsc, MPH)

Epidemiology& Biostatistics

+251916140618

 

 

 

 

Epidemiological research, TB,HIV

13

Kifle Lentiro (Bsc, MPH)

Reproductive Health

+251911915539

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Maternal and child health

14

Wako Golicha (Bsc, MPH)

Epidemiology$ Biostatistics

+251916138709

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Maternal and child health

Teklemichael gebru (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Epidemiology and biostatistics, research and community service coordinator of college of medicine and health sciences

Published research work

Proceeding research work

  1.  Predictors of late initiation to HIV/AIDS care in Gurage zone public health facility: Nested case control study, Teklemchael Gebru, Kifle Lentiro, Abdulewhab Jemal
  2.  Antibiotic Prescribing patterns and practices in Guragie zone, Ethiopia Abdulewhab Jemal, Teklemichael Gebru

Kenzudin Assefa (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Health promotion and head department of public health

Proceeding research work

  1. Factors associated with timely initiation of exclusive breast feeding among mothers of children age less than two years in Gurage zone Bisrat Zeleke, Kenzudin Assefa

Abebaw Wasie (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of reproductive health and Demography

Proceeding research work

  1.  Predictors of Excusive breast feeding duration among women who had 6-12 months old child in Gurage zone, 2016: Survival analysis, Abebaw Wasie, Wako Golicha, Meron worku

Kifle Lentiro (BSc, MPH), Lecturer of reproductive health and Demography

 Proceeding research work

  1. Predictors of late initiation to HIV/AIDS care in Gurage zone public health facility: Nested case control study, Teklemchael Gebru, Kifle Lentiro, Abdulewhab Jemal
  2. Post-natal care utilization and associated factors among women in Cheha district , Kifle Lentiro

Meron Worku (Bsc, Msc), Lecturer of Human nutrition

Proceeding research work

  1. Dietary diversity score and associated factors among high school adolescent girls in Guragie zone, Southwest Ethiopia , Meron Worku, Asegedech wondimu, Gebremariam Hailemichael
  2.  Assessment of bacteriological quality of water and factors associated with water born disease: The case of wolkite town, Guragie zone, Asegedech Wondimu, Meron worku

Gebremariam Gebremichael (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Health service management and Assistant registrar of college of medicine and health sciences

Proceeding research work

  1.  Dietary diversity score and associated factors among high school adolescent girls in Guragie zone, Southwest Ethiopia , Meron Worku, Asegedech wondimu, Gebremariam Hailemichael
  2.  Unpacking the burden of global malnutrition and associated factors among under five children in Guragie zone,  Andamlak Dendir, Abdusemed worku, Gebremariam Hailemichael

 Community service

Long term family planning training for middle- level health professionals

Asegedech Wondimu (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Environmental health

Proceeding research work

  1. Assessment of bacteriological quality of water and factors associated with water born disease: The case of wolkite town, Guragie zone, Asegedech Wondimu, Meron worku

Andamlak Dendir (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Epidemiology and quality assurance coordinator of the college

Proceeding research work

  1. Unpacking the burden of global malnutrition and associated factors among under five children in Guragie zone,  Andamlak Dendir, Abdusemed worku, Gebremariam Hailemichael

Community service

Long term family planning training for middle- level health professionals

Ibrahim Muktar (Bsc, MPH), General public health

Published research work

Proceeding research work

  1. Isolation and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of public health important Bacteria and hyiegene practice of food handlers at wolkite university Cafeteria, Southwest Ethiopia. Temesgen, Ibrahim Muktar
  2.  Incidences, Causes and outcomes of obstructed labor in Butajira hospital, Guragie zone, Ethiopia Ibrahim Muktar, Abdusemed Worku

Wako Golicha (Bsc, MPH), General public health

Proceeding research work

  1. Predictors of Excusive breast feeding duration among women who had 6-12 months old child in Gurage zone, 2016: Survival analysis, Abebaw Wasie, Wako Golicha, Meron worku

Tadele Girum (Bsc, MPH),Lecturer of Epidemiology and biostatistics

Published research work

  1.  Tadele G, Mesfin K, Befikadu T. Incidence and predictors of mortality among severe acute malnourished under five children admitted to Dilla university referral hospital: a retrospective longitudinal study. journal of Biology, agriculture& Healthcare;2016,6(13)
  2. Tadele G. Assessment of timing of first antenatal care visit and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Dilla town governmental health institutions, 2014. alternative and integrative medicine vol 5, no 6

 Proceeding research work

  1.  Tadele G, Mesfin K, Befikadu T, Henok B. Survival status and predictors of mortality among severely acute malnourished under five children admitted to stabilization centers in Gedeo zone from June 2013 to December 2015: a retrospective cohort study. Henok B., Mesfin K., Aman Y. Tadele G. Incidence and predictors of tuberculosis among adult people living with HIV at public health facilities of  Hawassa city, south Ethiopia. retrospective follow up study:
  2. Andamlak G. Tadele G. Dejene T. Factors Associated With Utilization of Long Acting and Permanent Contraceptive Methods among Married Women of Reproductive Age (15-49 Years) in Chencha Woreda, Gamo Gofa Zone, SNNPR, and Ethiopia: A Case-Control Study.
  3. Aschenaki K, Gistane A, Alemu T, Tadele G.Prevalence and Associated factors of Hypertension among Civil servants working in Arba Minch town, South Ethiopia, 2016.
  4. Tadele G. Fitsum D. Mekidim K. Alemu T. KAP of health extension workers towards breast self-examination: a qualitative study
  5. Habtamu W. Tadele G. Kassahun T. Kahssay F. Bahiru M. Quality and predictors of quality of comprehensive nursing and midwifery pre-service education in Governmental Health Science colleges of SNNPR, 2015

Addisu Tesfaye (Bsc, MPH), lecturer of health promotion

Published research work

  1. Patterns of skilled birth attendant service utilization and its Determinant; A cross sectional study in southern Ethiopia

Proceeding research work

Determinants of skilled birth attendant service utilization among mother of yeki district

Berhanu Abebaw (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Public health nutrition

Proceeding research work

  1. Adherence to folic acid supplement among women attending ANC in Debremarkos public health facilities, Northwest Ethiopia

Jemal Bedewi (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of environmental health

Abdi Umer (Bsc, MPH), Lecturer of Public health nutrition

Public health Staffs on Study leave

 

Name

Program

1

Girma Alemayehu (Bsc)

MPH in Epidemiology

2

Derje Mesfin (Bsc)

MPH in Health service management

3

Mehari Gebru (Bsc)

MPH in human nutrition

4

Mina Edo (Bsc)

MPH in reproductive

5

Agizie Asfaw (Bsc, MPH)

PhD in Human nutrition

  Future direction

Department of public health aimed to achieve its mission by promoting itself to school level by the year 2010EC. Furthermore our department intends to launch master of public with human nutrition, reproductive health and epidemiology programs by the year 2011. To enhance community based education public health department aspires to have its centers with complete facilities for students and staffs around three selected sites in our catchment area

Contact us: Kenzudin Assefa (BSc, MPH), Head department of public health

                        Tel:+251923702054

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      Annual Plan

 

 

Contact

Abdulsemed Worku(Dr.)
abdulsemed-worku-dr
Dean, College Of Health Science And Medicine
Wolkite University
Wolkite, Ethiopia
Mobile: +251911658074
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