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Hararghe Health Research Partnership

Developing surveillance and research in Eastern Ethiopia to improve maternal and child health.

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Hararghe Health Research Partnership was established between Haramaya University and LSHTM, to strengthen surveillance capacity, ensure best practice in research and inform public health policy in maternal and child health in Eastern Ethiopia.

Who we are

Learn more about the skills and experience of LSHTM and Haramaya University research group team.

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Hararghe Health Research Partnership (HHR) was established between Haramaya University and LSHTM, aiming to strengthen surveillance capacity, ensure best practice in research and inform public health policy in maternal and child health in Eastern Ethiopia.

HHR developed from a collaboration between LSHTM and Haramaya University to establish the Child Health, Pregnancy and Mortality Prevention Surveillance (CHAMPS) programme in Ethiopia, together with the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, and as part of a global network led by Emory Global Health Institute and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Building on CHAMPS, which aims to gather the evidence needed to identify definitive causes of death, we are developing a programme of research including the maternal infection study, looking at the association between maternal infection and stillbirth or early neonatal death, funded by The Wellcome Trust.

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LSHTM

Prof. Anthony Scott - Professor of Vaccine Epidemiology, Director HPRU in Immunisation

Dr. Anna Seale - Associate Professor and Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow

Dr Lola Madrid Castillo - Clinical Assistant Professor in Epidemiology, based in Harar.

Dr. Stefanie Wittmann - Research Fellow and Paediatrician developing clinical surveillance to support CHAMPS and associated research, based in Harar.

Dr. Caroline Ackley - Research Fellow in Anthropology leading the social science team based in Harar.

Nana Sarkodie-Mensah - Research Coordinator supporting management, procurement, recruitment, and budgeting, based in London.

Shirine Voller - Project Manager, advising on project management, based in Kilifi, Kenya.

Mehret Dubale - Research Assistant supporting public health activities and project coordination, based in Harar.

Haramaya University

Dr. Nega Assefa - Director of Research Groups and Partnerships at Haramaya University; Associate Professor, Reproductive Health, Maternal and Child Health, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Harar, Ethiopia

Dr Yadeta Dessie - Dean of the College of Health and Medical Sciences, Harar, Ethiopia

Dr Letta Gedefa - Obstetrician working in Hiwot Fana Hospital, Harar

Dr Nardos Teferi - Paediatrician working in Hiwot Fana Hospital, Harar

Dr Abayneh Getamesay - Pathologist, Hiwot Fana Hospital, Harar

Dr Addisu Alemu - Pathologist, Hiwot Fana Hospital, Harar

Dadi Marami - Microbiologist, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University.

Zelalem Mariam - Microbiologist, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University.

Mahlet Mekonnen - Project Manager for CHAMPS, Haramaya University.

Andualem Alemayehu - Assistant project manager

Newsletter
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Publications
Scientific Papers
HDSS Profile: The Kersa Health and Demographic Surveillance System
Assefa N, Oljira L, Baraki N, Demena M, Zelalem D, Ashenafi W, Dedefo M
2016
Int J Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;45(1):94-101. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv284. Epub 2015 Oct 27.