PhD students

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.

University of Gondar

University of Gondar

Alemayehu Shimeka is studying lower respiratory tract infections in children below the age of five years.



Hawassa Univeristy Hawassa University

Habte Bolka focuses the management of diarrhoeal diseases in children.

Habtamu Beyene is addressing  community engagement strategies in relation to child health services utilisation.



Jimma University  Jimma University

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.



Mekelle University Mekele University

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.


Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI)


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.


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