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Gizachew Balew

Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia, Adama, Ethiopia

Gizachew Balew 

Gizachew Balew, BSc, MPH
Area Manager, Central Area Office, Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia

I am a public health professional, Masters in Public health from University of Gondar since Aug 2008. Currently I am working at the capacity of Area Manager at Family Guidance association of Ethiopia since Jan 2011, a pioneer indigenous nongovernmental organization in Reproductive health services. In my current capacity I am managing comprehensive reproductive health service projects numbering more than 10 and implemented in 6 branch offices with a total of 75 staff.

From July 2008_Jan 2011 I have been working at Africana Medical and Research Foundation in two different capacities. From Jul 2008 to Jul 2009 I was a continuing education project coordinator for health professionals in Ethiopia, a new initiative. From July 2009 to Jan 20011 I was a project manager for a maternal and child health project funded by the European Union in the pastoral communities of Ethiopia.

From Jan 2005 to July 2008 I have been working in Hosanna Health Science College at the capacity of Instructor and Midwifery Department Head. Before that From Oct 2003 to Dec 2004 I have been head of health center, Alaba district, SNNPR where I have been responsible in coordinating clinical as well as public health services in the district.

Publications in journals

Balew G, Worku N, Tilaye T, Huruy K, Fetene T. Assesment of household burden of orphaning and coping strategies by guardians and families with orphans and vulnerable children in Hossana Town, SNNPR. Ethiop Med J. 2010 Jul;48(3):219-28.