Department of Population and Family Health Individual Satff Profile

Name:Abebe Gebremariam
Academic rank:Professor
Field of Specialization: Reproductive Health(RH)
Research interest:Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, RH
List of publications:
1.    Abebe G.M., Aynalem A., Sissay W. and Sileshi D.  A review of first pregnancy in   Jimma hospital; Bulletin of JIHS 1993; 3(1): 41 - 50.
2.     Mebrat K., Abebe G.M., and Frew L.  Assessment of the user characteristics of the OPD service of Jimma Hospital. J. Health Dev. 1996; 10(1): 53 - 56.
3.     Yilikal A., Frew L., and Abebe G.M. Utilization of Traditional Medicine TM among inpatient of Jimma Hospital. Bulletin of JIHS 1994; 4(1): 30 - 39.
4.     Frew L. and Abebe G.M. Xerophthalmia and Malnutrition among pre-school children in Agaro town.  East Afr.Med.J 1996; 73(3): 179 - 181.
5.     Abebe G.M and Yohannis A. Birth Spacing and Child Survival in Jimma town.  East Afr. Med J 1996; 73(8): 552 - 555.
6.     Abebe G/M and Fekadu A. Maternal Comprehension of Growth Chart/Card and its effect on the growth of the child. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 1996; 10(1): 111 - 115.
7.     Nega B., Abebe G/Mariam. A two Year Review of Injury Related Admissions to Jimma Hospital, South West Ethiopia. Ethiop. J Health Sci. 1998; 8(2): 83 - 88.
8.     Lisanemariam T., Abebe G. Mariam, Alemseged J. Induced Abortion among Jimma Comprehensive High School: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice. Ethiop J of Health Sciences 1999; 9(1): 25 - 31.
9.     Abebe G. Mariam, Fekadu A. Health Concern and Challenges among School Adolescents. Ethiop J of Health Sciences 2000; 10 (1):37 - 46.
10.     Abebe G/Mariam. Health & Psychosocial Problems of School Adolescents in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Ethiop J of Health Dev. 2001; (15(2): 97 – 107.
11.     Solomon W., Abebe G/M. Patterns of drug utilization in Jimma Town. Ethiop J of Health Dev. 2003; 17(2): 111-116.
12.     Abebe G. Mariam, Fekadu Ayele, Sileshi T. Mariam, Mirgisa Kaba and Habtamu Argaw, 1998. Manual for Training of Trainers (TOT) in Communication and Social Mobilization. UNICEF, MOH & JIHS, 1998.
13.     Abebe G/M. Lecture note in family health for health extension workers.  The carter center, FMOH, USAID, 2005.
14.     Abebe G/M Tefera Belachew, et. al. Lecture notes in Reproductive Health and Family Planning.  The carter center, FMOH, USAID, 2005.
15.     Tefera Belachew, Abebe G/M, et. al. Module in Micronutrients. The carter center, FMOH, USAID, 2005.
16.     Abebe G/M, Solomon G/S and Hailue Nida, Health seeking behavior for children under five (accepted for Publication East Afr. Med. J 2007)
17.     Abebe G/M. A two year retrospective review of reasons for pediatric admissions to Chiro hospital, East Ethiopia.  Eth Med J 2005; 43(4): 241-249.
18.     A. Gebremariam. Factors Predisposing to Low Birth weight in Jimma Hospital Southwestern Ethiopia. East Afri. Med. J 2005; 82(11): 554-558.
19.     Gezahegn N. Abebe G/Mariam. Analysis of Birth Weight in Metu Karl Hospital: South West Ethiopia. Ethiopian Med. J. 2007; 45(2): 195 - 2007.
20.     Worku D; G., Abebe; Jayalakshmi, S. Child Sexual abuse and its outcomes among high school students in South West Ethiopia, Tropical Doctor 2006; pp. 137-140.
21.      Abebe G/mariam, Minas WT., Yosef G. patterns of accidents among children visiting Jimma University Hospital, Ethiop. Med. J 41(4): 339-345.
22.    Beeletsega Tibebu, Abebe GM, Tefera B. Knowledge, Attitude & Practice of Home-Based Care For HIV/AIDS Patients by their Family/caregivers at Jimma town Ethiop Med J. 2007; 45(3): 283 - 292.
23.    Abiye G., Abebe GM., Meseret Y. Khat use and risky sexual behavior among youth in Asendabo town. Ethiopian J of Health Sciences 2007; 1(17): 1-12.
24.    Bontu F. Abebe G/mariam. Antenatal Care Services Utilization and Factors Associated in Jimma Town, South West Ethiopia, Ethiop Med. J. 2007; 45(2): 123-133.
25.    Misra A., Abebe G/Mariam. Clients' Satisfaction on Voluntary Counseling and Testing among clients using VCT Services in Jimma Town South West Ethiopia. Ethiop J of Health sci. 2007; 17(3): 163-170.
26.     Mesay H, Abebe Gebremariam, Fiseha A., Kebede D. Birth preparedness & Complication Readiness among Pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia, PLos One 2011; 6(6): 1-7.
27.    Gurmessa T and Abebe GM. Safe delivery Service utilization in Metekel Zone, Northwest Ethiopia Ethiop J of Health science  2008; 17(4): 213- 222.
28.    Tefera B., Craig H., Abebe Gebremariam et.al. Food insecurity, school absenteeism and educational attainment of adolescents in southwest Ethiopia: a longitudinal study Pediatrics 2010.
29.    Hadley C, Lindstrom D, Tessema F, Tefera B, Abebe GM. Gender bias in food insecurity experiences of adolescents in Jimma Zone. Soc Sci Med 2008, 66: 427-438.
30.    Hadley, Craig, Tefera Belachew, David Lindstrom, Fasil Tessema, Dennis Hogan, Abebe Gebremariam.. “Ethiopian Adolescents’ Attitudes and Expectations towards Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices.” Journal of Adolescent Health 2008; 43(3):253-259.
31.    Tefera B., Craig H., David L., Abebe G/Mariam et.al.Gender Differences in Food Insecurity and Morbidity Among Adolescents in Southwest Ethiopia. Paediatrics vol. 127, No 2, February 2011.
32.    Tefera Belachew, Fasil Tessema, Abebe Gebremariam, David Lindstrom, Transitions to Adulthood in Ethiopia: Adolescent Timing on the Path to Marriage and Fertility
33.    Moshi OH, Abebe Gebremariam, Dennis H, David PL,Tefera B, Fasil T.,. Capable to Aspire: Well being, Agency, and Human Capital Aspirations  Among youth Southwest Ethiopia (under review)
34.    Muluemebet A. Abebe G/Mariam, Maria D., Ulrich M. The Effect of Community Level Behavior Change Communication on Maternal Health Care Utilization in Gilgel Gibe field research center Southwest Ethiopia:  cluster randomized controlled trial [complete 2011 and submitted for peer review]
35.    “Unwanted Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Pregnant Married Women in Hosanna Town Southern Ethiopia” in PLoS ONE available online at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039074
36.    Muluemebet A. Abebe G/Mariam, Maria D., Ulrich M. The Effect of Community Level Behavior Change Communication on Maternal Health Care Utilization in Gilgel Gibe field research center Southwest Ethiopia:  cluster randomized controlled trial [complete 2011 and submitted for peer review]
37.    Belineh, G., Abebe GM, Tizta T. “Unwanted Pregnancy and Associated Factors among Pregnant Married Women in Hosanna Town Southern Ethiopia” in PLoS ONE available online at http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0039074
38.    Girmatsion F., Abebe Gm., Mulusew G. Intimate partner physical violence among women in Shimelba refugee camp, northern Ethiopia, BMC Public Health 2012, 12:125, available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/125
39.    Amanuel T., Abebe G/m, Mulusew G. 2012. Gender differences in health related quality of life among people living with HIV on highly active antiretroviral therapy in Mekelle town, North Ethiopia: comparative cross sectional study [under peer review]
40.    Sarah, VRasch, Dejere N., Abebe Gm, Abebech T., Henrik F. Impact evaluation of participatory intervention on quality of ANC in Jimma Ethiopia 2009-2011 [2012 sent for publication]
Chapter in a book
41.    Herman, Moshi, Dennis Hogan, Tefera Belachew, Fasil Tessema, Abebe Gebremariam, David Lindstrom, Craig Hadley, Challi Jira, Kifle Woldemichael,  “Better-Educated Youth as a Vanguard of Social Change? Adolescent Transitions to Later Marriage and Lower Fertility in Southwest Ethiopia”.  In C. Teller and A. Hailemariam (eds.), The Demographic Transition and Development in Africa, Springer (2011). Pp.

42.    Lindstrom, David P., Moshi Herman, Craig Hadley, Tefera Belachew, and Abebe Gebremariam. “The Role of Gender and Perceived Health Risk as Discount Factors in Adolescent Educational Aspirations in sub-Saharan Africa,” (under review).

Ongoing projects

43. I am one of the team member as well as vice coordinator of the Jimma Longitudinal Family Survey of Youth, which started in 2005. It is representative of Jimma town, the small towns of Yebu, Serbo, and Sheki, and nearby rural areas. The sample includes 3500 households and 2100 boys and girls ages 13 to 17, yielding about 700 adolescents each for Jimma Town, the small towns, and the rural areas. 
The Jimma Longitudinal Family Survey of Youth is an interdisciplinary effort to examine critical challenges that youth face such as health, education and training, employment and earnings, forming families, and becoming productive citizens. A special focus of the study is on key sources of support for youth as they meet these challenges including parent and kin investments, household resources, parent and kin guidance, local community infrastructure, and informal support networks.

Contact Address:
P.O.Box:480, Jimma, Ethiopia. Ethiopia
Office Tel:+251 471 119299
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