Β Dr. Elias Teferi Bala | public health| Best Researcher Award

🌟Profile Summary

🌐  Elias Teferi (PhD) is an accomplished public health professional with over two decades of diverse experience. Born in Yubdo, West Wollega, in 1976, he holds a rich academic background, including a PhD in Public Health from UNISA, a Master’s in Public Health from Jimma University, and a BSC in Public Health. Additionally, he has a qualification in Clinical Nursing from Nekemte Nursing School. Fluent in Afan Oromo, Amharic, and English, Dr. Teferi has a comprehensive skill set that extends to both quantitative and qualitative research.

πŸŽ“ With a career spanning various roles, he served as a district health department head for four years, bringing leadership expertise to the forefront. His academic journey led him to a 12-year tenure as an Associate Professor of Reproductive Health at Ambo University. Dr. Teferi has been the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the past three years, showcasing his commitment to ongoing learning and professional growth.

🌐Professional Profiles

πŸ” Professional Background

Academic Rank: Associate Professor at Ambo University. Education: Ph.D. in Public Health (UNISA), Masters in Public Health (Jimma University), B.Sc. in Public Health (Jimma University), Clinical Nursing (Nekemte Nursing School). Experience: More than 20 years in various roles, including District Health Department Head, Department Head at Ambo University, and currently serving as the Director of Continuing Professional Development for the last 3 years.

πŸ’‘ Research Expertise

My research focus has been on reproductive health, including maternal and child health, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and risky sexual behavior. I have successfully conducted and published over 25 research projects in reputable international journals.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Teaching Experience

I have been an instructor at different private university colleges for six years, contributing to the education of future healthcare professionals.

🌐 Leadership Roles

Having served as a District Health Department Head for 4 years, Department Head at Ambo University for 1.5 years, and currently as the Director of Continuing Professional Development, I possess strong leadership skills and a proven track record in managing health-related departments.

πŸ“š Training and Development

I have actively participated in and conducted training programs on various health topics, including STI management, HIV testing and counseling, family planning, and environmental health.

πŸ“ˆ Professional Development

With a commitment to continuous learning, I have completed short course training in different computer software programs, enhancing my technical skills.

πŸ“ Publications

I have made significant contributions to the field with over 25 published research articles on reproductive health issues in international journals.

πŸ“šTop Noted Publication

Caregivers’ knowledge, practice, and associated factors toward oral rehydration salt with zinc to treat diarrhea among under 5 children in Burayu town, Oromia, Ethiopia, 2022: Cross-sectional study: An implication for action

Contextualizing a framework for improving postnatal care in Ethiopia

Safe menstrual hygiene management practice and associated factors among female adolescent students at high schools in central Ethiopia: A mixed–method study

Knowledge, practice, and associated factors towards postoperative wound care among nurses working in public hospitals in Ethiopia: A multicenter cross-sectional study in low resource setting area

Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Toward Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Attending Health Facilities in Central Ethiopia

Prevalence of Cervical Cancer and Associated Factors Among Women Attended Cervical Cancer Screening Center at Gahandi Memorial Hospital, Ethiopia

Maternal satisfaction and factors associated with institutional delivery care in central ethiopia: A mixed study

Elias Teferi Bala | public health | Best Researcher Award

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