Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP) Compiled Body of Works in Field Epidemiology

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Addis Abeba University


Surveillance Data Analysis of Malaria in Benishangul Gumuz Region State/ western Ethiopia from 8th July 2014 GC to 7th July 2016 GC; Rubella Outbreak Investigation in Sherkole Woreda of Assosa Zone; Benishangul Gumuz Region State-Ethiopia March 2017 and Acute Watery Diarrhea Outbreak Investigation in Sedal Woreda of Kamash Zone; Benishangul Gumuz Region State-Ethiopia November 2016 were prepared. xvii | P a g e Report on Meher Emergency Needs of Benishangul Gumuz Regional State/ Ethiopia 1st January – 30th June of 2009 EC The main objective of the assessment was to develop emergency preparedness and response plan for epidemic prone diseases of BGRS during the second half of 2009 EFY. The assessment was conductedfrom 10 – 30 December/ 2016 GC. Cross sectional survey study design was implemented. There was a functional multi-sectorial coordination forum with no regular frequency of meeting in all assessed woredas and zones. Malaria, Meningitis, measles, AWD outbreak and malnutrition condition were anticipated risks at regional level and at risk population groups identified. There wasn‘t emergency preparedness and response plan in the assessed Woredas and Zones supported by local government budget. Assessment of Ownership and Factors Associated with Utilization of Insecticide Treated Nets at Household Level in Menge Woreda of Assosa Zone, Benishangul Gumuz Regional state, western Ethiopia A community based cross sectional Study design will be conducted. Data collection will be started in August 2017 and the final study finding will be submitted in October 2017. The study subjects will be all Households who received Insecticide Treated Nets within the last three years in Menge Woreda. The study households shall be selected systematically from the source of the population. A total of 680 households will be proportionally selected. Both self-reported information and direct observations will be used to collect data. Data will be entered to the computer using Epi info Version 14 and will be analyzed by using SPSS version 20. Statistical significance of the variables will be evaluated by logistic regression analytical tests by using Odds ratio (OR), p-value of 0.05 and confidence interval 95%. Additional outputs Water Quality Testing of Sedal Woreda, Kamash Zone of Benishangul Gumuz Regional State/ Ethiopia/ October 2009 EC The findings verified that; out of 26; 4 (15.4%) of water schemes were contaminated with fecal coliforms and 13 (50%) water points also other organisms were isolated. The sanitary survey assessment confirmed that; out of 26 water points; 9 (34.6%) were very high risk of contamination and 15 (57.7%) were some risk of contamination. The bacteriological water assessment confirmed that; 17 (65.4%) water schemes were not bacteriological potable or against to the WHO standard of water supply and need very urgent water treatment. Weekly Bulletin of WHO Epi Week of 30/ 3016 and 7/2017 GC Weekly Bulletin of PHEEM case team were published and distributed for the respective governmental and partner bodies.



Ethiopian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EFETP)