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Tackling Health Service delivery

bottlenecks through evidence-informed decision-making

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From August 10 and 11, 2023

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Oromia OPHI


knowledge transfer

To create a platform for researchers, rogrammers, policymakers, and academia for knowledge transfer

Collaborative partnership

To build a collaborative partnership with key stakeholders (universities, research institutes, partners…)

Information utilization

To revitalize information utilization as the core function of the health system actors

Evidence Based policy-making

To enhance the contribution of evidence use in policy-making to strengthen health system resilience

Conference aims to:-

• Compile and disseminate available evidence on health service delivery bottlenecks,
• Identify innovative evidence/technologies and translate them into practices,
• Bridge the evidence generation and translation systems for better healthcare delivery services,
• Improve evidence generation and utilization culture   in the region’s health care delivery system.

The research conference will be held on August 10 and 11, 2023.

It aims to identify and document existing evidence on health service delivery status and bottlenecks that help contribute to potential key stakeholders’ future orientation in advancing evidence generation and utilization in the health system.

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Building a resilient health system to ensure the quality of health care during a public health emergency


Health system

I. Health system resilience during a public health emergency

    • The evidence-based decision during an emergency
    • Health system preparedness
    • Diseases outbreaks response
    • Climate change
    • Conflict-affected setting
    • One health approach


II. Evidence use and strategy to sustain essential health services and provide quality care during an emergency

    • Non-Communicable diseases
    • Environmental Health and NTDs
    • Equity and quality of RMNCH services
    • Role of Health care technology and medical devices innovation
    • Digital Health Information system
    • Leadership and management

Message from the Oromia Health Bureau Head

Catastrophic events in the last decade highlighted the importance of understanding how to lead healthcare systems in extreme and unprecedented emergencies. It has been triggered in developed countries by the economic crisis, especially in low and middle-income countries, by pandemics and outbreaks such as Ebola, and conflicts with disastrous consequences. The emergence and rapid spread of COVID-19 ….

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Points Addressed


Demographic and clinical characteristics of deceased COVID-19 patients in Oromia region, Ethiopia

Tarekegn Sarbessa3, Esayas Kebede2, Daniel Yilma2, Tizta Tilahun3, Mirkuzie Woldie3, Dabesa Gobena1, Kabaye Kumela2, Tsinuel Nigatu3 Oromia Health Bureau1, Jimma University2, Fenot-UBC Project3 Corresponding Author: Tarekegn Sarbessa Email:

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome among Patients with severe COVID-19 admitted to Treatment Center,

Getahun Fetensa1,Tadesse Tolossa2, Emiru Merdassa Atomsa2 *2Department of Nursing, Institute of Health Sciences, Wollega University 2Department of Public Health, Wollega University Corresponding author: Getahun Fetensa E-mail-

Adverse Events Following Immunization of COVID-19 Vaccination among Health Care Professionals in Ethiopia:

Dufera Rikitu Terefa 1, Adisu Tafari Shama 1 1Department of Public Health, Institute of Health Sciences, Wollega University Corresponding Author: Dufera Rikitu E-mail:

Application of Deep Learning for the Prediction of COVID-19

Minyechil Alehegn1, Abebe Belay2 1School of Computing and Informatics, Mizan Tepi University 2Debre Markos Institute of Technology, Debre Markos University Corresponding Author: Minyechil Alehegn E-mail


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