Kidane T. Gebremariam

Kidane T. Gebremariam
Deakin University

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30 Research Items
578 Citations
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Additional affiliations
January 2022 - present
Deakin University
Position
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
October 2020 - January 2022
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute
Position
  • Biostatistician
August 2020 - present
GSTS-AP Global Society of Tigray Scholars and Professionals Asia Pacific Branch
Position
  • Member

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Publications (38)
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Background Exclusive breastfeeding remains sub-optimal in low-income countries contributing to infant mortality. mHealth interventions to improve exclusive breastfeeding have shown promise, but very few include fathers or have been applied in low-income countries. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a SMS-based breastfeeding in...
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Background The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems in both developed and developing nations alike. Africa has one of the weakest health systems globally, but there is limited evidence on how the region is prepared for, impacted by and responded to the pandemic. Methods We conducted a scoping review of PubMed, Scopus, CINAHL to search p...
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Background COVID-19 has caused a global public health crisis affecting most countries, including Ethiopia, in various ways. This study maps the vulnerability to infection, case severity and likelihood of death from COVID-19 in Ethiopia. Methods Thirty-eight potential indicators of vulnerability to COVID-19 infection, case severity and likelihood o...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive evidence on risk factors for transmission, disease severity and COVID-19 related deaths in Africa. Design: A systematic review has been conducted to synthesise existing evidence on risk factors affecting COVID-19 outcomes across Africa. Data sources: Data were systematically searc...
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Background Breastfeeding is considered the biological norm and essential to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Mothers are responsible for breastfeeding but the support of others, including their partners is an influential determinant. The aim of this study was to compare antenatal breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perceived breastfeeding...
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Background Across low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), one in ten deaths in children younger than 5 years is attributable to diarrhoea. The substantial between-country variation in both diarrhoea incidence and mortality is attributable to interventions that protect children, prevent infection, and treat disease. Identifying subnational r...
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A double burden of malnutrition occurs when individuals, household members or communities experience both undernutrition and overweight. Here, we show geospatial estimates of overweight and wasting prevalence among children under 5 years of age in 105 low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) from 2000 to 2017 and aggregate these to policy-relevant...
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Background Across low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), one in ten deaths in children younger than 5 years is attributable to diarrhoea. The substantial between-country variation in both diarrhoea incidence and mortality is attributable to interventions that protect children, prevent infection, and treat disease. Identifying subnational r...
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A majority of the world’s population now live in areas with a mobile telephone network. This expansion of the network enables people to use more mobile phone functionalities such as short message service, multimedia, and the Internet. Mobile phone–based health (mHealth) interventions have been considered to have benefits in low-income countries. Th...
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Background: Breastfeeding, particularly exclusive breastfeeding, is essential to ensure the short- and long-term health of infants and mothers. Sub-optimal breastfeeding practices currently take place in low income countries contributing to morbidity and mortality. This research explored the challenges and opportunities around exclusive breastfeed...
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Background Breastfeeding is considered the biological norm and essential to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Mothers are responsible for breastfeeding but the support of others, including their partners is an influential determinant. The aim of this study was to compare and contrast antenatal breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perception...
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Background: Breastfeeding is considered the biological norm and essential to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Mothers are responsible for breastfeeding but the support of others, including their partners is an influential determinant. The aim of this study was to compare antenatal breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perceived breastfeedin...
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Background: Breastfeeding is considered the biological norm and essential to reduce infant morbidity and mortality. Mothers are responsible for breastfeeding but the support of others, including their partners is an influential determinant. The aim of this study was to compare antenatal breastfeeding knowledge, attitudes, and perceived breastfeedin...
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Background: It is widely recognized that the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has the potential to become the core electronic information and communication system in the health care sector. Implementation of an EMR system increases efficiency and quality of health services, and Users satisfaction. Successful implementation depends on many factors, o...
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Background: Mobile phone based applications are considered by many as potentially useful for addressing challenges and improving the quality of data collection in developing countries. Yet very little evidence is available supporting or refuting the potential and widely perceived benefits on the use of electronic forms on smartphones for routine p...
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Health Management Information System (HMIS) is a system that integrates data collection, processing, reporting, and use of the information necessary for improving health service effectiveness and efficiency through better management at all levels of health system. In Ethiopia the major problem in implementation of HMIS are data quality of HMIS, sho...
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Background: A Health Information System (HIS) is a system that integrates data collection, processing, reporting, and use of the information necessary for improving health service effectiveness and efficiency through better management at all levels of health services. Despite the credible use of HIS for evidence-based decision-making, countries wit...
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Background: A Health Information System (HIS) is a system that integrates data collection, processing, reporting, and use of the information necessary for improving health service effectiveness and efficiency through better management at all levels of health services. Despite the credible use of HIS for evidence-based decision-making, countries wit...
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In recent years, online social-networking sites have achieved notable popularity among college students. Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, and Bebo, have grown popularity in recent years and they provide an exciting new area of study in the field of psychology. A survey study under descriptive research, the populations incl...
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In recent years, online social-networking sites have achieved notable popularity among college students. Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, and Bebo, have grown popularity in recent years and they provide an exciting new area of study in the field of psychology. A survey study under descriptive research, the populations incl...
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In recent years, online social-networking sites have achieved notable popularity among college students. Online social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, and Bebo, have grown popularity in recent years and they provide an exciting new area of study in the field of psychology. A survey study under descriptive research, the populations incl...
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The relationship between physical activity (forceful, repetitive movements with awkward postures) and MSDs is more complicated than just cause and effect. Most studies on the prevalence of work related MSDs (WMSDs) and their association with occupational tasks have been performed in the manufacturing sector, as outlined in comprehensive literature...
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Background: Patient satisfaction can be one indicator of quality of care. Patient satisfaction continues to receive attention as a measure of the outcome of physical therapy intervention. Quality of care continues to be a major concern for health care providers and a major focus for health services research. Equally important is the satisfaction of...
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Introduction: There is a growing concern about the increasing rates of Loss to Follow up (LTFU) among people who are on HIV/AIDS treatment programs. It is more common in resource-poor settings. However little is known about the time to LTFU and predictors after Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) initiation in low resource settings including Ethiopia.
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Since launching of antiretroviral (ART) treatment, the numbers of patients enrolled in to ART are increasing in many developing countries. But many studies done across Africa including Ethiopia on antiretroviral therapy programs have shown higher mortality at the first six months of treatment initiation. But the factors associated with this high mo...
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Health information system (HIS) is a system that integrates data collection, processing, reporting and use of the information necessary for improving health service effectiveness and efficiency through better management at all levels of health services. Despite the credible use of HIS for evidence based decision making, countries with the highest b...

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