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MERQ Publications 

 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Understanding the factors affecting attrition and intention to leave of health extension workers: a mixed methods study in Ethiopia 

 
 

Merhawi Gebremedhin Tekle, Habtamu Milkias WoldeGirmay MedhinAlula M. TekluYibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Esie Gebrewahd Gebre, Frehiwot Bekele & Nikita Arora  

 

Human Resources for Health volume 20, Article number: 20 (2022) 

 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Unmet need for family planning among rural married women in Ethiopia: What is the role of the health extension program in reducing  
unmet need?  

 
 

Daniel Tadesse1*, Girmay Medhin1,2, Getnet M. Kassie3 , Tegene Legese Dadi4 , Setegn Tigabu1 , Mekdes Demissie5,6, Mussie Alemayehu7 , Mulusew J. Gerbaba8 , Bisrat F. Denberu9 and Alula M. Teklu1 
 

Reprod Health 19, 15 (2022).  

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
Continuum of maternity care among rural women in Ethiopia: does place and frequency of antenatal care visit matter?  
 
 

 
 

Tegene Legese Dadi1,2* , Girmay Medhin2,3, Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye4 , Getnet Mitike Kassie5 , Mulusew Gerbaba Jebena6 , Wasihun Adualem Gobezie2,7, Yibeltal Kifie Alemayehu2,6 and Alula Meresa Teklu2 
 
Reprod Health 18, 220 (2021).  
 
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-021-01265-x 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Economic evaluation of Health Extension Program packages in Ethiopia.  
 

 
 

Lelisa Fekadu AssebeID1,2,3*, Wondesen Nigatu Belete1,2,3, Senait Alemayehu3,4, Elias Asfaw3,5, Kora Tushune Godana6 , Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu3,6,7, Alula M. Teklu3 , Amanuel Yigezu3,4 

 
 
(2021) PLoS ONE 16(2): e0246207.  
 
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246207 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Qualitative formative implementation research to inform introduction of a new essential medicine  

 
 

Oliver, V. L., Tolera, M., Teklu, A. M., Minaye, A., Lambert, P., & McIntosh, M. P. (2019). Qualitative formative implementation research to inform introduction of a new essential medicine. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. doi:10.1016/j.sapharm.2019.07.011 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Exploring barriers to reproductive, maternal, child and neonatal (RMNCH) health-seeking behaviors in Somali region, Ethiopia. 

 
 

Jalu MT, Ahmed A, Hashi A, Tekilu A. Exploring barriers to reproductive, maternal, child and neonatal (RMNCH) health-seeking behaviors in Somali region, Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2019;14(3):e0212227. Published 2019 Mar 15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0212227 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Knowledge, perception and practice towards oxytocin stability and quality 

 
 

Oliver VL, Lambert PA, Than KK, Mohamed Y, Luchters S, Verma S, Yadav R, Kumar V, Teklu AM, Tolera M, Minaye A, McIntosh MP. Knowledge, perception and practice towards oxytocin stability and quality: A qualitative study of stakeholders in three resource-limited countries. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 25;13(9):e0203810. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0203810. PMID: 30252860; PMCID: PMC6156023. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Use of a qualitative case study to 

learn lessons from severe 
 
preeclampsia causing a maternal  

near-miss: a case report 

 
 

Tolera, M., Teklu, A.M., Ahmed, A. et al. Use of a qualitative case study to learn lessons from severe preeclampsia causing a maternal near-miss: a case report. J Med Case Reports 12, 277 (2018) doi:10.1186/s13256-018-1821-x 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Establishing a Multicenter Longitudinal Clinical Cohort Study in Ethiopia: Advanced Clinical Monitoring of Antiretroviral Treatment Project 

 
 

Teklu AM, Tsegaye E, Fekade D, Hailemelak A, Weiss W, Hassen E, Simmons N, Zewdu S, Berhan Y, Getachew A, Hagos T, Alebachew A, Damena M, Sitotaw Y, Assefa Y, Medhin G, Ruff A. Establishing a Multicenter Longitudinal Clinical Cohort Study in Ethiopia: Advanced Clinical Monitoring of Antiretroviral Treatment Project. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Feb;27(Suppl 1):3-16. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i1.2s. PMID: 28465649; PMCID: PMC5402804. 
 
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejhs/article/view/152417 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Patients who restart antiretroviral medication after interruption remain at high risk of unfavorable outcomes in Ethiopia 

 
 

Teklu AM, Yirdaw KD. Patients who restart antiretroviral medication after interruption remain at high risk of unfavorable outcomes in Ethiopia. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):247. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2172-9. PMID: 28376805; PMCID: PMC5379766. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Factors Associated with Mortality of TB/HIV Co-infected Patients in Ethiopia 

 
 

Teklu AM, Nega A, Mamuye AT, Sitotaw Y, Kassa D, Mesfin G, Belayihun B, Medhin G, Yirdaw K. Factors Associated with Mortality of TB/HIV Co-infected Patients in Ethiopia. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Feb;27(Suppl 1):29-38. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i1.4s. PMID: 28465651; PMCID: PMC5402803. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Factors promoting and inhibiting sustained impact of a mental health task-shifting program for HIV providers in Ethiopia 

 
 

Jerene D, Biru M, Teklu A, Rehman T, Ruff A, Wissow L. Factors promoting and inhibiting sustained impact of a mental health task-shifting program for HIV providers in Ethiopia. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2017 Dec 4;4:e24. doi: 10.1017/gmh.2017.21. PMID: 29230320; PMCID: PMC5719476. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Predictors of Hospitalization among Children on ART in Ethiopia: a Cohort study 

 
 

Haileamlak A, Hagos T, Abebe W, Abraham L, Asefa H, Teklu AM. Predictors of Hospitalization among Children on ART in Ethiopia: a Cohort study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Feb;27(Suppl 1):53-62. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i1.6s. PMID: 28465653; PMCID: PMC5402799. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Establishing a Multicenter Longitudinal Clinical Cohort Study in Ethiopia: Advanced Clinical Monitoring of Antiretroviral Treatment Project 

 
 

Teklu AM, Tsegaye E, Fekade D, Hailemelak A, Weiss W, Hassen E, Simmons N, Zewdu S, Berhan Y, Getachew A, Hagos T, Alebachew A, Damena M, Sitotaw Y, Assefa Y, Medhin G, Ruff A. Establishing a Multicenter Longitudinal Clinical Cohort Study in Ethiopia: Advanced Clinical Monitoring of Antiretroviral Treatment Project. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Feb;27(Suppl 1):3-16. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i1.2s. PMID: 28465649; PMCID: PMC5402804. 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Factors Associated with Mortality of TB/HIV Co-infected Patients in Ethiopia 

 
 

Teklu AM, Nega A, Mamuye AT, Sitotaw Y, Kassa D, Mesfin G, Belayihun B, Medhin G, Yirdaw K. Factors Associated with Mortality of TB/HIV Co-infected Patients in Ethiopia. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Feb;27(Suppl 1):29-38. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i1.4s. PMID: 28465651; PMCID: PMC5402803. 
 
https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejhs/article/view/152419 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Patients who restart antiretroviral medication after interruption remain at high risk of unfavorable outcomes in Ethiopia 

 
 

Teklu AM, Yirdaw KD. Patients who restart antiretroviral medication after interruption remain at high risk of unfavorable outcomes in Ethiopia. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 4;17(1):247. doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2172-9. PMID: 28376805; PMCID: PMC5379766. 
 
https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2172-9 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

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