Dr. Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu is a Post-doctoral fellow at HaSET Maternal and Child Research Program. He studied Ph.D. in reproductive health sciences from Pan Africa University and a Master of Public Health in Reproductive and Child Health from University of Gondar. He is currently an associate professor of reproductive health in the department of reproductive health and population studies, School of Public Health, Bahir Dar University.
Dr. Gedefaw conducted many types of research on maternal and child health. He published more than 35 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. He collaborated in various national surveys and interventions on child and maternal health. Before joining Bahir Dar University, he worked in Debremarkos and Madawalabu Universities as a lecturer in the department of nursing. Dr. Gedefaw attended many short-term trainings on qualitative and quantitative research techniques including data analysis and research writing. He is an expert in secondary data like DHS analysis. He also took much training on evidence to practice translation and data presentation.
Dr. Gedefaw is interested in maternal and child health researches, particularly on determinants of health service use. He is keen on teamwork. From the HaSET fellowship program, Dr. Gedefaw expected to acquire the skills needed translate maternal and child health research outputs to policy to improve maternal and child health.