Desalegn Getachew Zeru
Department of Wegen AIDS Talk Line, Field Office of the John of Hopkins University of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, AIDS Resource Center, Ethiopia
Desalegn Getachew Zeru, Psychologist, Nurse
Hot line Counselor, Department of Wegen AIDS Talk Line, in Field Office of the John of Hopkins University of Public Health Center For Communication Programs, AIDS Resource Center, Ethiopia
I, Desalegn Getachew Zeru, a 33 years old who is interested in the Sexual and Reproductive Health. I am currently employed in The John of Hopkins University of Public Health Center For Communication Programs, AIDS Resource Center, Ethiopia field office as a position of hotline counselor which is actively working on HIV/AIDS, STI’s , TB and RH/FP in the provision of counseling , information and referral services in different languages for 7 days a week for 16 hours each day all over the country.
I graduated in 2010 at Addis Ababa University with a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology. During my studies I did my research on a topic of comparative study of burnout and coping strategies among counselors in online and face to face counseling settings and I had got an excellent grade in my thesis. I also graduated in 2008 in the same university with a Bachelor Degree in Applied Psychology with excellent grade. In addition to this, I also again graduated in Diploma nurse in Addis Ababa University Medical Faculty in Black Lion Centralized School of Nursing in 1998.
Since from graduated Nursing school, I was employed in different Governmental and Non governmental organizations. I was working in various positions such as Health Care Services and Training Coordinator, Health Care Services Department Head, HIV/AIDS and other STI’s, In addition to TB and Leprosy Prevention and Control Coordinator. I also worked on a position of Maternal and Child Health (MCH) nurse for a total more than 13 years work experiences.
This training course on sexual and reproductive health research will increase my knowledge and skills to contribute a great implication for the provision of effective and efficient Counseling, Information and Referral services on sexual and reproductive issues for the nations.
- Ethiopia profile of the sexual and reproductive health services available at primary care level - Desalegn Getachew Zeru