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Ethiopian Public Health Institute | Ethiopia

An autonomous federal government office that is accountable to the Federal Minister of Health.

Overview

Learn more about about the Ethiopian Public Health Institute team and how PEERSS supports their work.

Team members

Meet the experts that make up the PEERSS team in Ethiopia.

Research

See the most recent research and resources from Ethiopian Public Health Institute.

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The Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) is an autonomous federal government office that is accountable to the Federal Minister of Health.

The institute:

  • Undertakes research, based on the national public health research agenda on priority health and nutrition problems, and generates and disseminates scientific and technological knowledge to improve the health of the general public.
  • Conducts surveillance for the early identification and detection of public health risks, dispatches timely information during public health emergencies, and ensures the rapid recovery of affected populations after times of crises.
  • Uses trained human power and technology to undertake problem solving research and provide effective responses to public health emergencies, carries out referral diagnostic and
  • analytical tests, and supports the capacity building of health and food science laboratories at the national level.

In 2019, the first in-person PEERSS partnership workshop was held in Addis Ababa and allowed teams to engage in shared learning, collaborative dialogue, and knowledge exchange, as well as develop a tactical action plan for strengthening the partnership.

With PEERSS funding and support:

EPHI, through the Knowledge Translation directorate, has been working to support evidence-informed policymaking related to COVID-19 by:

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Launching an evidence alert service that targets key stakeholders involved in the COVID-19 response

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Producing rapid evidence briefs, evidence summaries, and issue briefs to provide policymakers with insight on how to respond to the pandemic.

Moving forward, EPHI will continue to implement activities, including:

Holding trainings on rapid response services and sensitization workshops for knowledge producers and promoters of knowledge use.

Expanding the evidence alert service to include non COVID-19 health issues and social system problems.

Holding evidence-informed stakeholder dialogues and citizen panels.

Meet the experts from Ethiopia.

Role:
Deputy Director General of EPHI, Core Team Member
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Stakeholder dialogue 
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Director General of EPHI, Core Team Member
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Scoping reviews, Systematic reviews, Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Team Lead, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Scoping reviews, Systematic reviews, Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue 
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member
Areas of Expertise:
Health policy analysis, Systematic review,  Policy brief, Rapid evidence brief, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia
Role:
Core Team Member, Researcher
Areas of Expertise:
Policy brief, Rapid evidence review, Evidence summary, Stakeholder dialogue
Country:
Ethiopia

Publications, policy briefs and other resources from the Ethiopian Public Health Institute

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Management of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

What is the best available evidence regarding transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the handling of bodies of deceased persons and considerations related to the safe management of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19?
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Rapid Evidence Review

The use Computed Tomography for detecting COVID-19

Computed tomography (CT) is not used for primary screening and diagnosis of COVID-19. But, it has very high detection capacity in later time and can be used for evaluation of COVID-19 pneumonia. For patients with suspected COVID-19 pneumonia but false negative RT-PCR, cross checking with CT and repeated RT-PCR is essential in order to avoid misdiagnosis.
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Rapid Evidence Review

Management of mild and asymptomatic infected persons with COVID-19 virus

Whenever possible patients should be isolated in health facilities but with the reality on the ground, it is highly likely that accommodating all cases in health facilities will be beyond capacity. In these situations, the evidence suggests that asymptomatic and mild cases can be cared for in repurposed community facilities like stadiums and hotels, which is equivalent to the repurposed universities in our country, and alternatively in their homes considering the possibility of maintaining recommended precautions.
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Rapid Evidence Review

Antibody tests in detecting SARS-COV-2 infection

What is the best available evidence regarding antibody tests in detecting SAR-COV-2 infection?
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Evidence Summary

Rapid Evidence Review on COVID-19 Pandemic to Inform Ethiopian Ministry of Health

If Ethiopia experiences scenario four (among the WHO transmission scenarios for COVID-19), approximately 11,000,000 persons (10%) of the total population will contract symptomatic infection, over a period of 2-3 months. Of these cases; 1,650,000 (15%) will seek healthcare (out of which 330,000 (20%) would require hospital admission and 82,500 (5%) would be admitted to the intensive care unit).
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Rapid Evidence Review

Issue brief on risk group for COVID-19 Pandemic

The world is now desperate to find ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and to find effective treatments. To date, there are more than 200 clinical trials of COVID-19 treatments or vaccines that are either ongoing or recruiting patients. New ones are being added every day. The drugs being tested range from repurposed flu treatments to failed ebola drugs, to malaria treatments that were first developed decades ago.
Language

English

Year Published

2020

Type of Resource

Issue Brief

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