Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu

Academic Rank: 
Assistant Professor
School of Public Health
Reproductive Health and Population Studies
Field of Specialization: 
Reproductive and child health
Research Interest: 
- Maternal and child health service use with emphasis on family planning use
List of Publications: 

1. Zelalem Aamrew, Melese Engidayehu and Gedefaw Abeje. Iodine content of dietary salt at household level and associated factors using Iodometric titration methods in Dera District, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC Nutrition. 2017; 3:83.
2. Getachew Mulu Kassa, Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Abadi Berhe Kidanemariam and Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu. Prevalence and determinants of anemia among pregnant women in Ethiopia; a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Hematology. 2017, 17:17. .
3. Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Getachew Kassa Mullu, Abadi Berhe and Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu. Prevalence and determinants of risky sexual practice in Ethiopia: Systematic review and Meta-analysis. Reproductive Health 201714:113.
4. Abrham Jemberie, Gedefaw Abeje and Animaw Asrat. Educatonal status as determinant of men’s knowledge about vasectomy in Dangila town administration, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia. BMC reproductive Health. April 2017; 14(54).
5. Gedefaw Abeje and Achenef Motbaynor. Demand for family planning among HIV positive women: the case of South Gondar and North Wollo Zones, Amhara region. BMC Research Notes. 2016. 9:43
6. Ewunetu Genet, Gedefaw Abeje and Tadese Ejigu. Determinants of unmet need for family planning among currently married women in Dangila town administration, Awi zoen, Amhara regional state administration. BMC reproductive health. 2015, 12:42. Available at
7. Gedefaw Abeje, Chanie Admasie and Belaynew Wassie. Factors associated with self-medication practice among pregnant mothers attending antenatal care at governmental health centers in Bahir Dar city administration, Northwest Ethiopia. The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;20:276
8. Gedefaw Abeje and Muluken Azage. Hepatitis B vaccine knowledge and vaccination status among health care workers of Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:30. Available at:
9. Chanie Admasie, Belaynew Wasie and Gedefaw Abeje. Determinants of prescribed drug use among pregnant women in Bahir Dar city administration, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross sectional study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:325.
10. Muluken Azage, Gedefaw Abeje and Alemtsehay Mekonnen. Sex trafficking awareness and associated factors among youth females in Bahir Dar town, North-West Ethiopia a community based study. BMC Women's Health 2014, 14:85. Available at
11. Gedefaw Abeje, Muluken Azage and Tesfaye Setegn. Factors associated with institutional delivery service utilization among mothers in Bahir Dar city administration, Amhara region: a community based cross sectional study. Reproductive Health 2014, 11:22. Available at
12. Muluken Azage, Gedefaw Abeje and Alemtsehay Mekonnen, Assesment of factors associated with breast self-examination among Health extension workers in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Breast Cancer. Volume 2013 (2013). Available at
13. Muluken Azage and Gedefaw Abeje. Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids among health care workers in Bahir Dar town. Safety and Health at Work. 5(2014), 17-22.
14. Endalkachew Desalegn, Alemtsehay Mekonne and Gedefaw Abeje. Place of delivery after ante natal care; the case of Fogera district, Amhara region, Northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014; 2(1): 1-6
15. Gedefaw Abeje, Getahun Asres and Mamo Wubshet. Prevalence and determinants of pneumonia among under-five children in Este town and surrounding rural kebeles, South Gondar Zone, Amhara region. Science Journal of Public Health. 2014; 2(3): 150-155. Available at
16. Worku Awoke, Jemal Mohammed and Gedefaw Abeje. Institutional delivery service utilization in Woldya, Ethiopia. Science journal of public health, 2013; 1(1): 18-23. Available at
17. Endalew Gebeyehu, Muluken Azage and Gedefaw Abeje. Factors associated with Patient’s delay in tuberculosis treatment in Bahir Dar city administration. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014. Available at

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