January 2020

Call for Abstracts

The Institute of Oromo Studies (IOS), Jimma University is organizing the Fifth International Oromo Studies Conference to be held from 26th–27th May, 2020 at Jimma University, Oromia, Ethiopia.  The conference welcomes abstracts with full length paper from scholars and students around the world.

 Conference Grand Theme: ``Oromo in the Horn of African Discourses``

Giving Light back to the needy Community: JU’s Department of Ophthalmology provides a Free Cataract Removal Surgeries to 118 Patients

January 3-5, 2020: The Department of Ophthalmology at Jimma Medical Center (Hospital) conducted a three days campaign targeted at giving a voluntary eye care services to the community in South West Ethiopia. Out of the patients who visited the eye clinic 118 received a free cataract removal surgery some of which had bilateral problems for years. Some of the beneficiaries were unable to see for more than five years and witnessed that they were dependent on their family members for every daily activity.

The KOFIH-JU-JZHO project donated different medical equipment’s and materials for Health facilities

(January 3, 2020) Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH)-JU-JZHO collaborative Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health project donated different equipment’s for four districts in Jimma Zone, namely Dedo, Omo-Nada, Mancho, and Omo-Beyam. Today, the project delivered 26 motorbikes, 9 Ultrasounds, 23 Computers, 4 LCD Projectors, 25 Shelf’s of different types, and 29 printers with its inks to health facilities in the project operational areas, which is estimated to 5,627,237.02 Ethiopian Birr.

Jimma University hands over Community Service Projects (technologies) to beneficiaries

Jimma University has been extensively engaged in the provision of a wide array of community services through a better coordination of scientific products with community’s priority needs. The University provides a lot of community services in agriculture, health, education, social, legal and different socioeconomic activities. In 2018/29, the university has approved over 20 community service projects with a potential of solving priority community problems in various development sectors.

 

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