Current Research Projects

TimeCurrent Studies Linked to DRCPrincipal Investigators
1995 – PresentTitle: Population dynamics
Objective: to generate longitudinal information on birth, death, migration, and marital status changes
DRC
2008 – PresentTitle: Cause of mortality surveillance
Objective: to identify cause of death using verbal autopsy method
DRC
2009 to PresentTitle: Enhanced community case management to increase access to pneumonia treatment: A cluster-randomized controlled trial
Objective: to determine and compare treatment failure rates of enhanced integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) compared with standard iCCM in children aged 2–59 months of age with chest indrawing pneumonia without general danger signs and/or hypoxaemia
Dr. Zemene Tigabu in Collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO)
2020 to presentCervical Cancer ScreeningProf. Gashaw in collaboration with Heidelberg University
2017 to presentTitle: Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP)
Objectives: 1) to improve household survey capture of stillbirths and neonatal deaths, 2) to improve household survey capture of birth weight (BW) and gestational age (GA), and 3) to optimize the data capture of pregnancy outcomes in Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS).
Prof. Gashaw Andargie in collaboration with INDEPTH Network, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
2017 to presentTitle: Economic and health burden of poor water and sanitation and its spatio-temporal trend of risk factors: an approach to implement cost effective environmental interventions, 2016/17
Objective: To assess economic and health burden of poor water and sanitation and its spatio-temporal trend of risk factors: an approach to implement cost effective environmental interventions, in northwest Ethiopia.
Mr. Awrajaw Dessie (Mega Project)
2020 to presentTitle: Effect of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Services on Diarrhea, Soil-Transmitted Helminths Infection, Environmental Enteric Dysfunction and Child Malnutrition in Central and North Gondar Zones, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial.
Objective: To examine the effect of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services on diarrhoea, soil-transmitted helminths infection, environmental enteric dysfunction and child malnutrition in central and north Gondar zones, northwest Ethiopia.
Dr. Bikes Destaw & Mr. Zemichael Gizaw (Mega Project and PhD Dissertation)
2019 to presentTitle: Sustainability and Inclusion of WASH programs and hazard mapping in HDSS sites of University of Gondar
Objective: To assess sustainability and inclusion of WASH programs and hazard mapping in HDSS sites of University of Gondar.
Dr. Walelegn Worku and Mr. Sintayehu Daba (Mega Project)
2016 to presentTitle: Establishing nutrition surveillance and designing intervention in Dabat Woreda, Northwest Ethiopia: 2016-2021
Objective: To establish a nutritional surveillance system, generate longitudinal data on maternal and child nutrition/feeding patterns and test its effect on infants’ growth in Rural Northwest Ethiopia
Mr. Amare Tariku (Mega Project)
2016 to presentTitle: Patterns and Determinants of Fertility Transition in Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia
Objective: To examine the patterns and determinants of fertility transition in Dabat district.
Mr. Nega Mihret (Mega Project and PhD Dissertation)
2019 to presentTitle: Effect of Health Extension Workers led multi-component intervention on hypertension screening/diagnosis, treatment, medication adherence, and Blood Pressure control in northwest Ethiopia.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of HEWs led multi-component intervention on hypertension detection, clinical linkage/treatment, medication adherence and BP control, and to explore barriers of optimal hypertension detection, treatment and control among adult in northwest Ethiopia
Dr. Asmamaw Atinafu and Destaw Fetene (Mega Project and PhD Dissertation)
2020 to PresentTitle: Data Science Applications for Verbal Autopsy
Objective: To create high-performing automatic classifiers of the cause of death in VA data for Dabat District, Amhara Region of Ethiopia
Dr. Yakub Sebastian and Dr. Tesfahun Melese