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Overview of the Department

  • Introduction

Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health. From the normal human interactions involved in coping with numerous health and health-related problems, there has emerged recognition of the importance of public health institutions establishment in the promotion of health and the prevention and treatment of disease which is expressed in the concept of public health. Thus, establishing public health as an academic institution will support alleviating national and global public health problems. These and other reasons led to the establishment of the public health department at salale university. Overall, our department is currently executing numerous tasks within those directions of public health strategies.

  • Background

The public health department is amongst the first ever launched departments at salale university under the college of health sciences in the year 2012. Starting from the date of foundation, the department has been actively partaking in different pillars such as teaching, community services, and research activities that are specified by the university. Recently, the department of public health has accommodated more than 150 students in undergraduate programs including post-basic family health students. Moreover, the department has initiated different master’s programs over the last two years and nowadays more than 200 students are following their education. Currently running master’s programs at our department include masters of public health in reproductive health, masters of public in general public health, masters of public health in nutrition, and masters of science in Epidemiology. And, the master’s programs are being delivered as a regular and weekend.

  • Establishment

The department is established in 2012

  • Mission

Produce competent and innovative citizens at all levels

Conduct problem-solving researches

Provide efficient community and consultancy services

  • Vision

Envisioned being one of the top ten selected universities in Ethiopia in quality education, research, community services, and technology transfer in 2025.

Programs

Under the public health department currently, there are two running undergraduate programs at BSc. level and four postgraduate programs at the master’s level. The two undergraduate (bachelor of science) programs contain public health and post-basic family health. As well, the four postgraduate (masters) programs comprise masters of public health in reproductive health, masters of public in general public health, masters of public health in nutrition, and masters of science in Epidemiology.

Staff

The current staff profile of public health department is indicated in the following table

List of public health department instructors

S. No

Name

Sex

Specialty

Degree

Academic Rank

Email address

Phone number

Status

 

 

1.        

Abebe Feyisa Amare

M

Epidemiology and Health Statistics

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251921209110

 

Study leave

2.        

Abera Worku Foli

M

Health Services Management

MPH

Lecturer

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+251913265408

On job

 

3.        

Addisu Waleligne Tadesse

M

Biostatics & Epidemiology

MPH

Lecturer

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+251924462429

On job

 

4.        

Berhanu Gizaw

M

General Public Health

MPH

Lecturer

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+251963230500

 

Study leave

5.        

Berhanu Senbeta Diriba

M

General Public Health

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251913935394

On job

 

6.        

Buzuneh Ayano Wokjira

M

General Public Health

MPH

Lecturer

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+251911381859

 

Study leave

7.        

Degemu Sahlu Asebe

M

Biostatics & Epidemiology

MPH

Lecturer

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+251915737963

On job

 

8.        

Derara Girma Tufa

M

Epidemiology

MPH

Lecturer

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+251922039080

On job

 

9.        

Dinaol Bedada Dibaba

M

Environment Engineering

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251912891441

On job

 

10.     

Diriba Gemeda Lali

M

Reproductive & Family Health

MPH

Lecturer

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+251911598802

On job

 

11.     

Dr. Habteyes Hailu Tola

M

Epidemiology/Biostatics

PhD

Ass. Professor

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+251978641821

On job

 

12.     

Dube Jara Boneya

M

Epidemiology

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251913910575

On job

 

13.     

Elsabet Legese W/Meskel

F

Health promotion & behavioral science

MPH

Lecturer

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+251917534321

On job

 

14.     

Getachew Dejene Ingidaw

M

Health Informatics

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251911755209

 

Study leave

15.     

Girma Garedew Goyemsa

M

Reproductive Health

MPH

Lecturer

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+251913937731

On job

 

16.     

Haile Fikadu Hunduma

M

Public Health

BSc.

GA-II

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+251965493502

On job

 

17.     

Hiwot Dejene Dissassa

F

Reproductive Health

MPH

Lecturer

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+251983191684

On job

 

18.     

Ililta Mulugeta Ayalew

F

Public Health

BSc.

Ass. Lecturer

 

+251974451090

 

Study leave

19.     

Irean Shigign Melka

M

Epidemiology

MPH

Lecturer

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+251912201253

On job

 

20.     

Kasahun Ketema Aredo

M

Public Health Nutrition

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251911726255

On job

 

21.     

Ketema Gashaw Zemedkun

M

General Public health

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251913347429

On job

 

22.     

Lealem Minwuyilet

F

Clinical Trials

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251947339272

On job

 

23.     

Leta Adugna Geleta

M

Epidemiology

MPH

Lecturer

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+251915948143

On job

 

24.     

Mengistu Tesema Milki

M

Pediatrics & Child Health

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251932939580

On job

 

25.     

Meseret Moreda

F

Nutrition

MPH

Lecturer

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+251967711171

On job

 

26.     

Mulugeta Mekuria Mengistu

M

Health Services Management

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251912878220

On job

 

27.     

Qaro Qannche Kayrite

M

Health Service management

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251916401623

On job

 

28.     

Rebik Shukure Beyene

M

Nutrition

MPH

Lecturer

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+251934405601

On job

 

29.     

Rediet Regasa

F

Community Nutrition

MSc.

Lecturer

 

+251911130388

 

Study leave

30.     

Sisay Abebe Debele

M

Environmental Health

MSc.

Lecturer

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+251921170590

On job

 

31.     

Tadesse Nigussie Tola

M

Reproductive Health

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251911598639

On job

 

32.     

Tamiru Yazew Asfaw

M

Applied Human Nutrition

MSc.

Ass. professor

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+251921208234

On job

 

33.     

Tinsae Abeya Geleta

M

Health promotion & behavioral science

MPH

Lecturer

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+251930819962

On job

 

34.     

Yohannis Mihirete Adinew

M

Reproductive Health

MPH

Ass. Professor

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+251912021605

 

Study leave

Seminars and Conferences

  • At the level of the public health department, there are no events like seminars or conferences taking place.

Research Community Service

In our department, the following listed areas were thematized for conducting research, community service, and projects.

  • Maternal and child health
  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Environmental health and sanitation problems
  • Trauma and injury
  • Occupational hazards

Consultancy and training

At the level of the public health department, currently there are no services related to consultancy and training. However, our academicians are vastly committed to providing consultancy services and training.

Facilities

The public health department has no facilities like laboratories/workshops. As a result, the department is enforced to rely on the other facilities/settings or departments to seek laboratory services for different purposes.

Partnerships and Collaborations

There are no international and national partnership activities targeted at the department of public health level. However, some activities like abroad scholarships and collaborations with local partnerships such as Oromia regional health bureau and adjacent health facilities are facilitated through a college of health sciences to interact with our department.

Contact person

Girma Garedew (public health department head)

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Phone number: +251913937731

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 Partnerships

Oromia Health Bureau

Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute

Oromo Research and Cultural  Development Center Ethiopian Radiation Protection Authority Books for Africa

                                                                         

 

 

The University of Kansas

Southern Medical University

Vellore Institute of Technology University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Saharsa Crop Science

       

                                                                        

Catholic Relief Service

Jiangsu University

Nelson Mandela University Netherlands Senior Experts Group Lebniz University

                                                                         

 

Indiana State University –USA

Ohio State University -USA

Geological Survey of Ethiopia National Animal Health Diagnostic and Investigation Center Entrepreneurship Development Center

      

                                                                         

 

STEM Power Ethiopia

Livestock Development Institute

Salale Development Group Initiative Environment and Coffee Forest Forum Federal Forest Development Institute