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Kedir Teji Roba

College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Harar, Ethiopia

Kedir Teji Roba

Kedir Teji Roba, MPH, PhD in Food and Nutritional Sciences and Maternal and Children Nutrition
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health and Medical Sciences, Haramaya University, Ethiopia

Kedir Teji Roba was graduated with the Diploma and Degree in Nursing, Master in Public Health specialty in Epidemiology from Haramaya University. He worked in Ministry of Health as a nurse and Head of Maternal and Child health Departments. He also worked in Haramaya University as technical and graduate assistant and lecturer. He completed his PhD in Food and Nutritional sciences from University College Cork (https://www.ucc.ie/en/nbrg/people/), Ireland (Awarded on 23/3/2016), and is a Permanent staff member of Haramaya University. He speaks Afan Oromo, Amharic, and English languages. He is interested in multidisciplinary community-based research work. He likes working as a volunteer in humanitarian services for under privileged communities. He is capable of designing, conducting field work and analyzing data using Analytical Software in team and independently using EPIDATA, EPI-INFO, SPSS and STATA. He is interested in in researches that have potential to change children's life, adolescent girls (mothers to be) and reproductive age mothers.


  • Roba KT, O’Connor TP, Belachew T, O’Brien NM, Seasonal variation in nutritional status and anaemia among lactating mothers in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia: A longitudinal study.  Nutrition (2015), volume 31(10), 1213-1218.
  • Roba KT, O’Connor TP, Belachew T, O’Brien NM. Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Practices among Mothers of Children Aged 6–23 Months in two Agro-ecological Zones of Rural Ethiopia. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 185-194.
  • KT Roba, Thomas P. O’Connor, Tefera Belachew, Nora M. O’Brien. Iron, zinc and iodine deficiencies among lactating mothers in two agro-ecological zones of rural Ethiopia, Journal of Nutrition and Health Sciences 3(2): 202, ISSN: 2393-9060
  • KT Roba, Yadata Dassie, Tesfaye Assebe and Meyrema Abdo. Anemia and Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls in Babile district, Eastern Ethiopia. Pan African Medical Journal: 2016;24(62). doi:10.11604/pamj.2016.24.62.6949
  • Desalew Zelalem Ayele, Bekele Belayihun, Kedir Teji, and Desalegn Admassu Ayana. Factors Affecting Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services in Kombolcha District, Eastern Hararghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, and Eastern Ethiopia. Hindawi Publishing Corporation International Scholarly Research, Volume 2014, Article ID 917058. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/917058
  • Ayana DA, Bacha YD, Roba KT, Ayele D. Type 2 diabetes mellitus among government employees in Harar, Eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Research and Reports in Endocrine Disorders: 2015(5) 71—77.