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Desalegn Abebe Yimer

St. Luke Hospital and College of Nursing and Midwifery, Wolisso, Ethiopia

Desalegn Abebe Yimer

Desalegn Abebe Yimer, BSC, MPH in Reproductive Health
Public Health Coordinator, St. Luke Hospital and College of Nursing and Midwifery, Wolisso, Ethiopia

I was born at Dessei, Wollo, in the north-eastern part of Ethiopia which is a well known place in Ethiopia for accommodating multi cultural and religious differences. I completed my elementary and high schools at Dessei and obtained a diploma in nursing from Gondar University. I had my first and second degrees in public health from the Jimma University. My MPH specialty is in reproductive health.

With regards to my work experience, for about 15 years I have been working in the clinical set up of several governmental and nongovernmental health institutions. During my stay in those institutions, I performed many tasks basically in the area of reproductive health.

Currently I am coordinating a project called “Cervical cancer screening and treatment“ which is implemented by Doctors with Africa – CUAMM in collaboration with the St. Luke Catholic Hospital.

I also have some experience in supervision and data collection, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.


  • Wilunda C, Quaglio G, Putoto G, Takahashi R, Calia F, Abebe D, Manenti F, Dalla Riva D, Betrán AP, Atzori A. Determinants of utilisation of antenatal care and skilled birth attendant at delivery in South West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. Reprod Health. 2015 Aug 25;12:74. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-015-0067-y