Please see the link for new MSc degrees in entomology at Arba Minch University.
On Thursday April 25, seven PhD students admitted to the joint PhD degree programme between the Hawassa University and the University of Bergen, had their mid-way evaluations. Evaluators were senior staff from both Hawassa University and the University of Bergen.
The midway evaluation has the following goals:
- to find the status regarding the progress and development of the individual PhD project
- to give the candidate the possibility to present the whole project for a committee
The following students presented their projects:
Alemselam Zebdewos: Preventing iron deficiency anaemia: Evaluation of amaranth grain supplementation to 2-5 years old children in southern Ethiopia, a randomized controlled trial
Samrawit Hailu: Childhood illness and health service utilization in Wonago District, South Ethiopia. A community –based cohort study
Sewhareg Belay: Intimate Partner violence during pregnancy: Prevalence, health effect and knowledge about it in Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia
Hiwot Hailu: Assessment of school health problems in Gedeo Zone, Southern Ethiopia
Bereket Yohannes: Assessing validity of the ‘Household Food Insecurity Access Scale’, and seasonality in food insecurity and undernutrition in rural Southwest Ethiopia
Mehretu Belayneh: Magnitude, seasonality and spatial distribution of under-nutrition among children aged 6-59 months, Boricha, Southern Ethiopia
Moges Tadesse: Maternal and Neonatal illnesses, its economic burden, and health service utilisation in rural Ethiopia: A community-based prospective cohort study
On December 13, all students at the PhD training programme presented their preliminary research results or their research plans. The 1.5 hour poster session took part at an international malaria scientific conference in Hawassa: International Research Seminar on Malaria Control held at Hawassa
Again, on December 18, the Joint PhD programme between Hawassa University and the University of Bergen was presented at a seminar in Bergen: Hawassa- UiB Joint PhD program thriving
Publications by students attached to the SENUPH programme:
Arba Minch University
Abraham M, Massebo F, Lindtjørn B: High entomological inoculation rate of malaria vectors in area of high coverage of interventions in southwest Ethiopia: Implication for residual malaria transmission. Parasite Epidemiology and Control 2017, 2:61-69.
Wolaita Sodo University
Tadesse Tantu A, Demissie Gamebo T, Kuma Sheno B, Yohannis Kabalo M: Household food insecurity and associated factors among households in Wolaita Sodo town, 2015. Agriculture & Food Security 2017, 6:19.
Shone M, Demissie T, Yohannes B, Yohannis M: Household food insecurity and associated factors in West Abaya district, Southern Ethiopia, 2015. Agriculture & Food Security 2017, 6:2.
Lenja A, Demissie T, Yohannes B, Yohannis M: Determinants of exclusive breastfeeding practice to infants aged less than six months in Offa district, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Int Breastfeed J 2016, 11:32.
We have added some abstracts of students graduating in Medical and veterinary entomology
On the following web pages you can read about the PhD projects: https://senuph.w.uib.no/hawassa-university/phd-students/
On a separate page you can read about the PhD students’ projects .
One of the aims of the SENUPH project is to support staff capacity building. Thus, we invite staff from the universities in Hawassa, Dilla and Wolaita-Sodo to apply to join the PhD training. We plan to admit seven PhD students starting their studies in September 2016.
Interested staff are invited to present:
- A one-page concept note on their research aims
- Documentation that they have completed a masters degree
- A one-page CV
This information should be sent by June 15 to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.orgDr Eskindir Loha at Hawassa University.
An information meeting about this opportunity was held at Hawassa University on April 20.
Joint-PhDs are doctorates, which are done at two degree-awarding institutions. This doctorate means that you are fully registered in two universities, having to comply with admission requirements, and assessment regulations at both institutions, and it will result in one jointly awarded PhD (one diploma with the two university logos).
The other benefits for students are:
- Access to complementary facilities and resources
- Exposure to two cultural approaches to research
- International student mobility
- Enhanced acquisition of research and transferable skills, such as negotiation skills, use of videoconferencing, adaptability…
- Better networking opportunities
Recently, Hawassa University and the University of Bergen agreed on such a joint PhD degree.
This programme is funded by The South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health (SENUPH), and nine PhD students have been registered at the home institution which in this case is Hawassa University. The currently available financial support is for staff at Hawassa, Dilla and Wolaita Sodo universities. We plan to admit seven more students (four women and three men) in September 2016.
The structure of the joint PhD programme can bedgown loaded here (Joint PhD Curriculum_Sep 10).