Mutual capacity development with the University of Gondar, Hawassa University, Jimma University, Mekelle University and EPHI includes supporting PhD students who are working on research that contributes to the Dagu project.
Alemayehu Shimeka is studying lower respiratory tract infections in children below the age of five years.
Habte Bolka focuses the management of diarrhoeal diseases in children.
Habtamu Beyene is addressing community engagement strategies in relation to child health services utilisation.
Dawit Wolde aims at studies of quality and utilization of integrated community case management of childhood illnesses.
Alemayehu Hunduma is working on the formulation of his research question.
Alem Desta studies equity in service utilisation, cost of the OHEP innovations and cost- effectiveness of the innovations in improving primary child health services utilisation
Fisseha Ashebir focuses the level of utilization of child health services and its determinants.
Atkure Defar is interested in the spatial (geographic) and time variation in child health problems and services utilisation before and after the OHEP intervention.
Theodros Getachew studies the quality of care for common childhood illness within the integrated community case management.