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
Here is a note in the Newsletter of Hawassa University (No 14, July 2017).
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.
You can get more information about the admission requirements and about topics that this programme will prioritise by writing to Dr Eskindir Loha or to Professor Bernt Lindtjørn.
The structure of the joint PhD programme can bedgown loaded here (Joint PhD Curriculum_Sep 10).
In October, the PhD programme started at Hawassa University. This is a joint programme between Hawassa University and the University of Bergen.
Nine students started, and have chosen a research topic, and are working to finalize their research plans. Some of these topics include
- Community-based management of acute malnutrition
- Measuring the occurrence of maternal, neonatal and childhood diseases, and analyze their use of health services (two students)
- Can an intervention to reduce the oral and physical abuse by health workers on women during labour improve the health for the mother and child?
- Does intimate partner violence and depression during pregnancy adversely affect maternal health during delivery, and the health of the newborn?
- To describe the vulnerability to food shortages by examining food insecurity, food intake and nutritional status over one year in Wolaita.
- Is the nutritional transition taking place in Wolaita increasing the occurrence of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes?
- Can better use of the iron-rich amaranth plant reduce the occurrence of iron eficiency anaemia?
- School health.
Arba Minch University offers scholarships tfor the MSc in Public Health & Veterinary Entomology for Disease Control. Please look at the website for more information.