Biresaw Wassihun Alemu

Full NameBiresaw Wassihun Alemu
Academic RankAssistant Professor
Education BackgroundMSc in Maternity and Reproductive Health from Addis Ababa University (September 2015 to July 2017) BSc in Midwifery from Arbaminch University (October 2010 to July 2014)
Working ExperiencePostgraduate, Research and Community Service  Vice Dean College of Medicine and Health Science, Injibara University (September 2022 to Present)Assistant Professor at Injibara University (May 2022 to Present)Assistant Professor in Maternity and RH at Arba Minch University (September 2020 to May 2022)Lecturer at Arba Minch University (September 2017 to September 2020)               Assistant Lecturer at Arba Minch University (September 2015 to September 2017)              Graduate Assistant II at Arba Minch University (September 2014 to September 2015)
Research InterestMaternal, Neonatal and Child HealthReproductive Health Adolescent and Youth HealthMaternal NutritionMental Health and Substance Abuse
PublicationsWassihun, B., Ayinalem, A., & Beyene, K. (2022). Knowledge of oral health during pregnancy and associated factors among pregnant mothers attending antenatal care at South Omo Zone public hospitals, Southern Ethiopia, 2021. PloS one17(8), e0273795. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273795)Wassihun, B., & Zeleke, S. (2018). Compassionate and respectful maternity care during facility based child birth and women’s intent to use maternity service in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. BMC pregnancy and childbirth18(1), 1-9. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1909-8)Wassihun, B., Deribe, L., Worede, N., & Gultie, T. (2018). Prevalence of disrespect and abuse of women during child birth and associated factors in Bahir Dar town, Ethiopia. Epidemiology and health40. (https://doi.org/10.4178%2Fepih.e2018029)Wassihun, B., Alemayehu, Y., Gultie, T., Tekabe, B., & Gebeyehu, B. (2022). Non-pharmacological labor pain management practice and associated factors among skilled attendants working in public health facilities in Gamo and Gofa zone, Southern Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study. PloS one17(4), e0266322. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266322)Wassihun, B., Wosen, K., Getie, A., Belay, K., Tesfaye, R., Tadesse, T., … & Zeleke, S. (2021). Prevalence of postpartum family planning utilization and associated factors among postpartum mothers in Arba Minch town, South Ethiopia. Contraception and Reproductive Medicine6(1), 1-8.( https://doi.org/10.1186/s40834-021-00150-z )Wassihun, B., Negese, B., Bedada, H., Bekele, S., Bante, A., Yeheyis, T., … & Hussen, E. (2020). Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors: a study among mothers in Shashamane town, Oromia region, Ethiopia. Reproductive health17(1), 1-8. (https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-020-0853-z) Wassihun, B & Baih, S. Z. (2019). Awareness and practice of testicular self-examination among regular undergraduate male health sciences university students, Debre Tabor, Northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Clinical Sciences16(2), 61. (DOI: 10.4103/jcls.jcls_54_18)Wassihun, B.,., Gemeda, G., Tsehay, H., Alemayehu, Y., Teshome, A., … & Dessalew, M. (2021). Prevalence and determinant factors of unintended pregnancy among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of Shashamane hospitals. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health13(03), 10-10. (https://ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/470)Wassihun, B. (2021). Third stage of Labor Practice and Associated Factors among Skilled Birth Attendants Working in Gamo and Gofa Zone Public Health Facility, Southern, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health13(2), 10-10. (https://ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/438)Wasihun, B., Fikadu, K., & Yimer, O. (2022). Knowledge of pre-conception health and planned pregnancy among married women in Jinka town, southern Ethiopia and factors influencing knowledge. Plos one17(5), e0268012. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0268012)Adane, D., Belay, G., Arega, A., Wassihun, B., Gedefaw, G., & Gebayehu, K. (2019). Practice and factors associated with active management of third stage of labor among obstetric care providers in Amhara region referral hospitals, North Ethiopia, 2018: A cross sectional study. PloS one14(10), e0222843. (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0222843)Adane, D., & Wassihun, B. (2020). Client satisfaction with existing postnatal care and associated factors: a study among mothers in Awi Zone, Amhara region, Ethiopia. Women’s Health16, 1745506520976017. (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33315539/ )Adane, D., Bante, A., & Wassihun, B. (2021). Respectful focused antenatal care and associated factors among pregnant women who visit Shashemene town public hospitals, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a cross‐sectional study. BMC women’s health21(1), 1-8. (https://bmcwomenshealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12905-021-01237-0)Adane, D., Yeshaneh, A., Wassihun, B., & Gasheneit, A. (2021). Level of community readiness for the prevention of COVID-19 pandemic and associated factors among residents of Awi Zone, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy14, 1509.( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8053606/)Endalew, D. A., Moti, D., Mohammed, N., Redi, S., & Wassihun Alemu, B. (2020). Knowledge and practice of cervical cancer screening and associated factors among reproductive age group women in districts of Gurage zone, Southern Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study. PloS one15(9), e0238869. (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0238869)Alehegn Bekele, G. A., Hailu, T., Fekadu, T., Gebremickael, A., Getachew, T., Churko, C., … & Bukala, Z. (2022). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Among Diabetic Patients in Arba Minch General Hospital, South West Ethiopia, 2021. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy15, 983. (https://doi.org/10.2147%2FDMSO.S356484)Misganaw, A., Naghavi, M., Walker, A., Mirkuzie, A. H., Giref, A. Z., Berheto, T. M., … & Gebremedhin, L. T. (2022). Progress in health among regions of Ethiopia, 1990–2019: A subnational country analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet399(10332), 1322-1335. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673621028683)GBD 2019 Ageing Collaborators. (2022). Global, regional, and national burden of diseases and injuries for adults 70 years and older: systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2019 Study. bmj376. (https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj-2021-068208)Getahun,B , Wasihun, B. (2022). Do laboring women accompanied by their companion of choice during the first stage of labor? A case of parturient women in Arba Minch town public health facilities, Sothern Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health14(01), 9-9. (https://ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/507)Jahagirdar, D., Walters, M. K., Novotney, A., Brewer, E. D., Frank, T. D., Carter, A., … & Hargono, A. (2021). Global, regional, and national sex-specific burden and control of the HIV epidemic, 1990–2019, for 204 countries and territories: the Global Burden of Diseases Study 2019. The Lancet HIV8(10), e633-e651. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352301821001521)Kinyoki, D., Osgood-Zimmerman, A. E., Bhattacharjee, N. V., Kassebaum, N. J., & Hay, S. I. Wassihun B etal  (2021). Anemia prevalence in women of reproductive age in low-and middle-income countries between 2000 and 2018. Nature medicine27(10), 1761-1782. (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01498-0)Zhou, M., Wang, H., Zeng, X., Yin, P., Zhu, J., Chen, W., … & Liang, X. Wassihun B etal  (2019). Mortality, morbidity, and risk factors in China and its provinces, 1990–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet394(10204), 1145-1158. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673619304271)Olufunlayo, T. F., Roberts, A. A., MacArthur, C., Thomas, N., Odeyemi, K. A., Price, M., & Jolly, K. Wassihun B etal  (2019). Improving exclusive breastfeeding in low and middle‐income countries: A systematic review. Maternal & child nutrition15(3), e12788. (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/mcn.12788)Yeshaneh, A., Kassa, A., Kassa, Z. Y., Adane, D., Fikadu, Y Wassihun B & Abebe, H. (2021). The determinants of 5th minute low Apgar score among newborns who delivered at public hospitals in Hawassa City, South Ethiopia. BMC pediatrics21(1), 1-10.Sartorius, B., VanderHeide, J. D., Yang, M., Goosmann, E. A., Hon, J., Haeuser, E., … & Gilani, S. A. (2021). Subnational mapping of HIV incidence and mortality among individuals aged 15–49 years in sub-Saharan Africa, 2000–18: a modelling study. The Lancet HIV8(6), e363-e375. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352301821000515)Mandefro, Y., & Wassihun, B. (2020). Calcified Abdominal Pregnancy with 17 Years of Evolution: A Case Report. Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology37(2), 349-353. (https://tjog.org/index.php/tjog/article/view/23)Mose, A., Dheresa, M., Mengistie, B., Wassihun, B., & Abebe, H. (2021). Colostrum avoidance practice and associated factors among mothers of children aged less than six months in Bure District, Amhara Region, North West, Ethiopia: A community-based cross-sectional study. PloS one16(1), e0245233. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245233)Bante, A., Mersha, A., Zerdo, Z., Wassihun, B., & Yeheyis, T. (2021). Comorbid anxiety and depression: Prevalence and associated factors among pregnant women in Arba Minch zuria district, Gamo zone, southern Ethiopia. PloS one16(3), e0248331. (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0248331)Tesema, K. F., Cheneka, T., Alemu, A., Feyissa, M., Birkaye, B., Mohammed, H., … & Wasihun, B. (2021). Knowledge of preconception healthcare and associated factors: a study among mothers in Jinka town, southern region, Ethiopia. The Scientific World Journal2021. (https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/7529805)Zeleke, S., Anley, M., Kefale, D., & Wassihun, B. (2021). Factors associated with delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer in tikur anbesa specialized hospital, Ethiopia, 2019: Cross-Sectional Study. Cancer Management and Research13, 579. (https://doi.org/10.2147%2FCMAR.S285621)Murray, C. J., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi, M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., Abd-Allah, F., … & Nagaraja, S. B. (2020). Five insights from the global burden of disease study 2019. The Lancet396(10258), 1135-1159. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0140673620314045)Murray, C. J., Aravkin, A. Y., Zheng, P., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abbasi-Kangevari, M., … & Borzouei, S. (2020). Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet396(10258), 1223-1249. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673620307522)James, S. L., Castle, C. D., Dingels, Z. V., Fox, J. T., Hamilton, E. B., Liu, Z., … & Fomenkov, A. A. (2020). Estimating global injuries morbidity and mortality: methods and data used in the Global Burden of Disease 2017 study. Injury Prevention26(Suppl 2), i125-i153. (https://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/26/Suppl_2/i125.abstract)Getie, A., Geda, B., Alemayhu, T., Bante, A., & Aschalew, Z. (2020). Self-care practices and associated factors among adult diabetic patients in public hospitals of Dire Dawa administration, Eastern Ethiopia. BMC Public Health20(1), 1-8. (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s12889-020-09338-5)Mergia, M., Shegaze, M., Ayele, G., Andarge, E., Yeshitila, Y. G., Wassihun, B., … & Memiah, P. (2020). Mothers’ satisfaction with health extension services and the associated factors in Gamo Goffa zone, Southern Ethiopia. PloS one15(5), e0232908. (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0232908)Mandefro Yilma, M. D., & Shimelis Fantu, M. D. (2020). Magnitude of gestational trophoblastic disease at Hawassa university comprehensive specialized hospital, Ethiopia: A five-year retrospective analysis. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health (EJRH) April12(2). (https://ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/370)Tsegaye, H., Desalegne, B., Wassihun, B., & Bante, A. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors of caesarean section in Addis Ababa hospitals, Ethiopia. The Pan African Medical Journal34.( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7906557/)Agegnehu, B., Megbaru, D., Asmare, G., Biresaw, W., Abera, M., Yimam, A., … & Mulugeta, A. (2019). Hepatitis B vaccination and its associated factors among health care workers working in Wolayita Sodo Hospitals, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Infectious Diseases and Immunity11(1), 1-10. https://academicjournals.org/journal/JIDI/article-full-text-pdf/85DED0361671Dogiso, A., Shegaze, M., Alagaw, A., & Wassihun, B. (2019). Prevalence and associated factors of gender-based violence among high school female students in Aleta Wondo Town, south east Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health11(2), 10-10. http://www.ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/269Negese, B., Hailemeske, S., & Wassihun, B. (2019). Knowledge, risk perception and associated factors towards obstetric danger signs among mothers in Debre Berhan town, North Shoa, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health11(1), 13-13. (http://ejrh.org/index.php/ejrh/article/view/233)Gultie, T., Wasihun, B., Kondale, M., & Balcha, B. (2016). Home delivery and associated factors among reproductive age women in Shashemene town, Ethiopia. J Women’s Health Care5(300), 2167-2420. (http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0420.1000300)Gebeyehu, N. A., Gelaw, K. A., Adela, G. A., Alemu, B. W., Demisie, B. W., & Lake, E. A. (2022). The magnitude of episiotomy among women who gave birth in Ethiopia: Systematic review and meta-analysis. African Journal of Reproductive Health26(4), 98-109. (https://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajrh/article/view/226139)Tolesa, D., Abera, N., Worku, M., & Wassihun, B. (2021). Prevalence and Associated Factors with Maternal Near-Miss among Pregnant Women at Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Sidama Region, Ethiopia. Int J Womens Health Wellness7(127), 2474-1353.( https://doi.org/10.23937/2474-1353/1510127)Mekuriya, E., Manilal, A., Aklilu, A., Woldemariam, M., Hailu, T., & Wasihun, B. (2022). Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization among medicine and health science students, Arba Minch University, Ethiopia. Scientific Reports12(1), 1-11. (https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1038/s41598-022-14212-y.pdf)Alene, T., Feleke, M. G., Yeshambel, A., Amare, A. T., Tigabu, A., Birlie, T. A., & Chichiabellu, Y. T. (2022). Time to occurrence of Necrotizing enterocolitis and its predictors among Low birth weight neonates admitted at neonatal intensive care unit of Felege Hiwot Compressive Specialized Hospital BahirDar, Ethiopia, 2021: A retrospective follow-up study. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 1605. (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fped.2022.959631/pdf)
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