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Projects and Activities

Publication and Documentation

1. Project Title: CDC; Research Publication and Documentation

2. Project Donor: CDC

3. Project Summary: Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has been engaged with partnership with CDC by signing cooperative agreement as of Oct.2002.Since then, the Association has provided its professional inputs to improve public health practice and service delivery in Ethiopia. EPHA has given and currently providing a particular emphasis for strengthening, generating, disseminating and utilizing of Strategic Information to enhance evidence based decision making.

 

4. Project Justifications: The demand for publication from peripheries where there is limited access to strategic information is increasing from year to year. The issue of capacity building by establishing a printing facility is also an essential aspect of sustaining the EPHA publications. By doing so, the EPHA publications could be published and distributed without facing interruption due to price escalating-external threats. The dissemination of different publications, including; the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, Felege-Tena Newsletter, Public Health Digest and Masters Theses Extract etc will support the decision makers to improve policy formulation and program strategic planning and implementations. However, our practice showed that this way of treating each and every publication resulted in prolonging the time of publications and distribution to members. The number of EPHA members is increasing. However, the price for printing publications is sky- rocketing from time to time. Thus the project is aimed at and will be used to start the activities of EPHA’s printing press.

 

 

The EPHA Mini-library is taking a great pace in the dissemination of strategic information for EPHA members and other public health professionals. Moreover, the Center in addition to library services to individuals, it also provides on-line-training. Moreover, it continuously provides internet services to professionals. But, it has limited facilities to render efficient services in terms of space, furniture, computers, reference books and networking tools. Therefore this project is also very important for the purchase of books and training staff on research methodology and ethic. 

 

 

5. Project Goal: The overall goal of CDC project is to contribute to attain optimal standard of health care for the people of Ethiopia 

 

 

6. Implementation Location:  National 

 

Leadership in Strategic Information Training Program (LSI)


1. Project Title: Leadership in Strategic Information (LSI) Training Program
 
2. Project Donor: CDC

3. Project Summary: Leadership in Strategic Information (LSI) Training Program is a long-term training program implemented to improve the capacity of regional public health personnel to develop, analyze, and use strategic information for planning and monitoring and evaluation of HIV/AIDS interventions. The training consists of a series of three modules, each module requires two weeks for course delivery, conducted over five to six months. At the end of each Module, there are supervised field projects to be accomplished by the trainees in their respective institutions. 
 
4. Project Justifications: In Ethiopia, a need exists to develop the capacity of the public health sector to use strategic information to improve needs assessment, planning, and monitoring and evaluation of the full range of interventions and activities to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic at the sub-national level. This need stems from several factors including limited experience and training in epidemiology, data management and analysis and the like among public health personnel, limited experience with strategic planning for monitoring and evaluation of public health programs, and the frequent turnover in public health staff. 
While some training has been made available in the area of surveillance and data management, lack of understanding of basic epidemiologic concepts (study design, descriptive statistics, data analysis and the like) limits the ability of public health personnel to fully carry out activities in needs assessment, planning and monitoring and evaluation.  Furthermore, most public health personnel, working on HIV/AIDS -related activities and other Health related MDGs have limited exposure to the full range of interventions and the overall strategy for combating the health problems.
 
5. Project Goal: To develop capacity in the public health sector to use strategic information to improve skills for the needs assessment, planning, and monitoring and evaluation of the full range of interventions and activities to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other health related MDGs at National and sub-national levels.
 
6. Implementation Location: Adama/Debrezeit, Jimma and Gondar
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