Digital Health

The Center for Digital Health focuses on leading advancements in healthcare technology by enhancing existing systems, introducing new innovations, and developing and sharing local eHealth solutions.

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Implementation Science

The Center will develop evidence-based research methods, conduct evidence-based research on the technology we adopt, customize and developed and other existing technologies to determine safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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Capacity Building

The Center will partner with universities and other educational institutions, becoming a capacity-building for students, healthcare providers, researchers, and policymakers.

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The Center for Digital Health & Implementation Science (CDHi) is a Center of Excellence in Health Informatics established in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Health and the University of Gondar to develop/adopt, evaluate, and support the implementation of innovative health information technologies in the health sector. The center will also conduct embedded researches on health information technologies and Health system strengthening to facilitate the achievement of the information revolution agenda in the country.

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A Co-creation workshop to roll out behavioural prototypes to improve HIS performance 

The CDHi at the University of Gondar in partnership with ThinkPlace and Amhara Regional Health Bureau organized a co-creation workshop to discuss and introduce a...
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Ethiopia’s Digital Leap with eCHIS Training to create paperless Woredas

Ethiopia is making strides towards paperless woredas, aiming to modernize healthcare administration by phasing out traditional paper-based systems. This transition is set to streamline operations...
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Wogera Acknowledged for Exceptional Performance in Advancing the Information Revolution Agenda and Producing Facilities with Model Status

In a significant achievement, Wogera Woreda Health office has been recognized by the Federal Ministry of Health Ethiopia for its 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗠𝗼𝗱𝗲𝗹 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘀 in the...
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Center for Digital Health and Implementation Science – University of Gondar Receives Exceptional Performance Award from the Ministry of Health

Gondar, Ethiopia – 14 May 2024 – The Center for Digital Health and Implementation Science(CDHi) at the University of Gondar has been honored with the...
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Health Information System(HIS) Supervision and Mentorship for Sustainable HIS Performance training

The Health Information System (HIS) supervision and mentorship training was delivered for Farta and Gondar Zuriya woredas to ensure sustainable HIS performance, which plays a...
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DDCF-Supported Program Closeout Workshop

A significant gathering was held with representatives, from organizations such as JSI, Data Use Partnership (DUP) Ministry of Health Ethiopia (MOH) health bureau, selected health...
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Key Projects

Capacity Building Mentorship Program

Improve data quality and transformation of health information in the two regions. Improve the capacity of health workers and health managers to use health information for evidence-based decision-making.

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Digital Health Activity

The University of Gondar and DHA/JSI agreed on one-year activities of the IR implementation support in selected woredas and health facilities of the Amhara region during the activity year. The selected woredas are Gondar Zuriya and Farta Woredas.

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WHO_DAKs Implementation Research

Countries are increasing investments in the digitization of legacy paper-based systems. WHOlaunched the SMART Guidelines initiative to support countries’ digitization journeys andfacilitate a structured...

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Our Staff

Biniyam Tilahun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Health Information Systems
Tesfahun Melese, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Informatics
Berhanu Fikadie
Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Informatics
Adane Letta, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Alemayehu Teklu, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health
Ashenafi Tazebew, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health
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Asmamaw Atnafu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Health System and Policy
Lemma Derseh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Zeleke Abebaw, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Health Informatics
Adamu Takele
Lecturer of Public Health and Health Informatics
Araya Mesfin
Lecturer of Health Informatics
Daniel Tadesse
PhD candidate
Moges Asressie, Ph.D.
PhD in Health Informatics
Tajebew Zayede
Tajebew Zayede
Lecturer of Public Health
Amare Minyihun
Assistant Professor of Health Economics
Abdulaziz Mohammed
PhD candidate
Getasew Amare
Assistant Professor of Health Economics
Tesfahun Hailemariam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Girma Sisay
Software Engineer
Rahel Derbew
Website Administrator at CDHi
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Selamsew Tesfaye
Research Fellow at CDHi
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Shegaw Marie
Research Fellow at CDHi
Samrawit Zerfu
Research Fellow at CDHIS
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Feven Abebe
Research Fellow at CDHi
Hanna Abayneh, MD
Research Fellow at CDHi
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Nurit Abdulkadir
Admin Assistant at CDHi
Mapi Gedu
Driver of CDHi

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