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Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu

Bahir Dar University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ethiopia

Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu

Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu, MPH/RH
Head of Department of Reproductive Health, Nutrition and Health Education, Bahir Dar University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

I am Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu. I was born on 27 April 1984. I graduated from Hawassa University, Ethiopia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2006 and obtained Master’s of Public Health in reproductive health from the University of Gondar, Ethiopia in 2010. I was head of the department of nursing in Madawalabu University, Ethiopia, from 2010 to 2011. On June 2011, I joined Bahir Dar University. I served as “research and community service coordinator” of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia from 2013 to December 2015. Starting from January 2016, I am working as head for the department of “reproductive health, nutrition and health education” in this college.

I am offering courses in introduction to reproductive health, family planning and adolescent health for Master’s of Public Health students. I am married and a father of two; 6 years old male and 5 months old female. I have the following publications.


  • Gedefaw A, Achenef M. Demand for family planning among HIV positive women on ART: the case of South Gondar and North Wollo Zones Amhara region. BMC Research Notes20169:43. Available at http://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13104-016-1850-8  
  • Ewunetu Genet, Gedefaw Abeje and Tadese Ejigu. Determinants of unmet need for family planning among currently married women in Dangila town administration, Awi zoen, Amhara regional state administration. BMC reproductive health. 2015, 12:42. Available at http://www.reproductive-health-journal.com/content/12/1/42
  • Gedefaw Abeje and Muluken Azage. Hepatitis B vaccine knowledge and vaccination status among health care workers of Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:30. Available at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2334/15/30/about.
  • Chanie Admasie, Belaynew Wasie and Gedefaw Abeje,  Determinants of prescribed drug use among pregnant women in Bahir Dar city administration, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:325. Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/14/325/abstract
  • Muluken Azage, Gedefaw Abeje and Alemtsehay Mekonnen. Sex trafficking awareness and associated factors among youth females in Bahir Dar town, North-West Ethiopia a community based study. BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:85. Available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6874/14/85
  • Gedefaw Abeje, Muluken Azage and Tesfaye Setegn. Factors associated with institutional delivery service utilization among mothers in Bahir Dar city administration, Amhara region: a community based cross sectional study. Reproductive Health 2014, 11:22. Available at http://www.reproductive-health-journal.com/content/11/1/22.
  • Muluken Azage, Gedefaw Abeje and Alemtsehay Mekonnen, Assesment of factors associated with breast self examination among Health extension workers in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Breast Cancer. Volume 2013 (2013). Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/814395.
  • Muluken Azage and Gedefaw Abeje. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Bahir Dar town. Safety and Health at Work. 5(2014), 17-22. Available at http://www.e-shaw.net/article/PIIS2093791113000619/fulltext.
  • Endalew Gebeyehu, Muluken Azage and Gedefaw Abeje. Factors associated with Patient’s delay in tuberculosis treatment in Bahir Dar city administration. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/701429.