Health information is a cornerstone of the primary health care approach and is considered to be one of the key developmental priorities in the country. Accordingly, trained professional at higher level is essential to solve problems. The PhD program in Public Health Informatics, the very first of its kind in Ethiopia and Africa, was launched in line with the new five-year health sector transformation plan of the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia that aims to have information revolution in the health system. The plan highlighted the lack of highly qualified Health Informatics professionals and scientific evidence as one of the top challenges facing the Ethiopian Health sector in addition to health services financing, health services management, and health service distribution. The goal of the doctoral program is to train candidates to become independent, productive, and creative research scientists in the field of Health Informatics.

Program Objective

Program Description

Admission Requirements

Student Evaluation

Whereas specific combinations will be decided by the specific course facilitators/instructors, student evaluation will be made by different methods such as written examination, seminar presentations, and off campus assignments. Submission of assignments /seminar reports will be done based on the specific course deadline. Doctoral students in health informatics are required to publish their main outcome on reputable journal and to make two additional papers on under peer review. The student is also expected to defend his/her dissertation publicly.