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Ethiopia

PMA2020/Ethiopia is collecting data in 221 nationally representative enumeration areas throughout Ethiopia. PMA2020/Ethiopia is implemented by our partners at Addis Ababa University School of Public Health. The project has employed 221 female resident enumerators, 30 supervisors and 5 regional coordinators to conduct data collection.
 
Survey progress: PMA2020/Ethiopia has completed the first, second and third rounds of data collection. The fourth round is underway. Access PMA2020/Ethiopia publications here.
 

Principal Investigator

PMA2020/Ethiopia Principal Investigator: Dr. Solomon Shiferaw

Dr. Solomon Shiferaw is an Assistant Professor at the Addis Ababa University in the School of Public Health, Department of Reproductive Health and Health Service Management. His research background includes, adolescent reproductive health, and potential use of mobile phone based applications to improve maternity service utilization and inventory management of contraceptives at health facilities. His work on PMA2020 builds upon a longstanding collaboration of Addis Ababa University with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health. Dr. Solomon holds an MD from the University of Gondar and an MPH from Addis Ababa University. 

PMA2020/Ethiopia Co-Principal Investigator:  Dr. Assefa Seme

Dr. Assefa Seme is an Assistant Professor at the Addis Ababa University in the School of Public Health, Department of Reproductive Health and Health Service Management. His research background includes adolescent reproductive health, maternal health with particular focus on Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and contraceptive use to improve maternal and child health. His work on PMA2020 builds upon a longstanding collaboration of Addis Ababa University with the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health; one that has spanned 9 years and includes support for the multi-country “Family Health and Wealth” panel survey. Dr Assefa holds an MD and an MPH from the Addis Ababa University. 

Data Manager

PMA2020/Ethiopia Data Manager: Ayanaw Amogne

Ayanaw Amogne is a data manager at Mela Research, PLC in Addis Ababa, where he works on database design, Stata programming, and overseeing data processing. He is the in-country data manager for PMA2020 in Ethiopia. Ayanaw has extensive professional experience in data management and analysis. He worked as a statistician for the Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia, where he contributed to data analysis, automation, and dissemination. He was also a data analyst at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute. Ayanaw holds an MA in International Development Studies from National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and a BSc major in Statistics and minor in Computer Science from Addis Ababa University.

Research Coordinator

PMA2020/Ethiopia Research Coordinator: Mahari Yihdego

Mahari Yihdego.jpgMahari Yihdego is a lecturer at Mizan-Tepi University in the College of Health Sciences, Department of Public Health. His research background includes maternal and child health with particular focuses on neonatal health. He is the in-country research coordinator for PMA2020 in Ethiopia. Mahari has a widespread professional experience in coordinating various research done by local and international nongovernmental organizations. He has worked as supervisor and regional coordinator in various quantitative and qualitative studies. Mahari holds a B.Sc. in Public Health from Mekelle University and an MPH in Reproductive and Family Health from Addis Ababa University.
 

About Our Partner Institute

Lead Implementer:

The Department of Community Health was founded in 1964 under the medical faculty with the objective of training and equipping medical doctors with public health thinking and practice useful for a developing country setting. In these settings, the majority of the morbidities and mortalities are preventable and most people are living in rural areas with no or little access to health services. The Addis Ababa University School of Public Health was the first academic institution in the country to provide graduate training in public health -- offering an MPH degree program since 1984 and the doctoral program (PhD) since 2003/2004.
 
The School of Public Health is organized into three departments: the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Department of Reproductive, Family Health and Nutrition and the Department of Health Management, Environmental and Behavioral Health Sciences. 
 
To learn more about AAU, please visit our website.