Start of PhD programme at Hawassa University

In October, the PhD programme started at Hawassa University. This is a joint programme between Hawassa University and the University of Bergen.

Nine students started, and have chosen a research topic, and are working to finalize their research plans. Some of these topics include

  1. Community-based management of acute malnutrition
  2. Measuring the occurrence of maternal, neonatal and childhood diseases, and analyze their use of health services (two students)
  3. Can an intervention to reduce the oral and physical abuse by health workers on women during labour improve the health for the mother and child?
  4. Does intimate partner violence and depression during pregnancy adversely affect maternal health during delivery, and the health of the newborn?
  5. To describe the vulnerability to food shortages by examining food insecurity, food intake and nutritional status over one year in Wolaita.
  6. Is the nutritional transition taking place in Wolaita increasing the occurrence of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension and diabetes?
  7. Can better use of the iron-rich amaranth plant reduce the occurrence of iron eficiency anaemia?
  8. School health.

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