Muluken Azage (PhD)

Academic Rank: 
Associate professor
School of Public Health
Environmental Health
Field of Specialization: 
Water and Public Health
Research Interest: 
Infectious diseases modeling (water associated diseases) Water, sanitation and hygiene Waste and environmental pollution Climate change and health Nutrition and child health Public health entomology and vector control
List of Publications: 

1. Azage M, Kumie A, Worku A, C. Bagtzoglou A, Anagnostou E. Effect of climatic variability on childhood diarrhea and its high risk periods in northwestern parts of Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(10): e0186933.
2. Tamir K, Wasie B and Azage M. Tuberculosis infection control practices and associated factors among health care workers in health centers of West Gojjam zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Health Services Research 2016; 16:359. DOI 10.1186/s12913-016-1608-y
3. Khalil and Global Burden of Disease Collaborators. Burden of Diarrhea in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, 1990–2013: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2016 16-0339. Published online October 10, 2016, doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0339
4. Azage M, Kumie A, Worku A, and Bagtzoglou AC. Childhood diarrhea in high and low hotspot districts of Amhara Region, northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel modeling. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016; 35:13. DOI: 10.1186/s41043-016-0052-2
5. HaileD, Azage M, Mola T and RaineyR. Exploring spatial variations and factors associated with childhood stunting in Ethiopia: spatial and multilevel analysis. BMC Pediatrics 2016, 16:49 doi:10.1186/s12887-016-0587-9
6. Asfaw B, Azage M, and Gebregergs GB. Latrine access and utilization among people with limited mobility: A cross sectional study. Archives of Public Health 2016,74:9 doi 10.1186/s13690-016-0120-5
7. Azage M and Haile D. Factors affecting healthcare service utilization of mothers who had children with diarrhea in Ethiopia: evidence from a population based national survey. Rural Remote Health. 2015 Oct-Dec;15(4):3493. Epub 2015 Dec 24.PMID:26732052
8. Azage M, Kumie A, Worku A, and Bagtzoglou AC. Childhood Diarrhea Exhibits Spatiotemporal Variation in Northwest Ethiopia: A SaTScan Spatial Statistical Analysis.PLoS One. 2015 Dec 21;10(12):e0144690. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0144690. eCollection 2015.
9. Azage M and Haile D. Factors associated with child feces disposal practices in Ethiopia: Evidence from Demographic and Health Survey. Archives of Public Health 2015, 73:40 doi:10.1186/s13690-015-0090-z
10. Gebeyehu E, Bantie L, and Azage M. Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics and Its Associated Factors among Urban and Rural Communities of Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2015 Sep 17;10(9):e0138179. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138179. eCollection 2015.
11. Haile D, Biadgilign S, and Azage M. Differentials in vitamin A supplementation among preschool-aged children in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey. Public Health. 2015 Jun;129 (6):748-54. doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.001.
12. Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 Collaborators. Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 301 acute and chronic diseases and injuries in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet. 2015 Aug 22;386(9995):743-800. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60692-4.
13. Gedefaw AandAzage M. 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 doi:10.1186/s12879-015-0756-8
14. Sharew G and Azage M. Predictors of HIV/AIDS Related Ocular Manifestations among HIV/AIDS Patients in FelegeHiwot Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia. J Ophthalmol. 2015;2015:965627. doi: 10.1155/2015/965627. Epub 2015 Apr 27.
15. Azage M, Abeje G, Mekonnen A. 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.doi:10.1186/1472-6874-14-85
16. Gebeyehu E, Azage M,Abeje G. Factors Associated with Patient’s Delay in Tuberculosis Treatment in Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia. BioMed Research International. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 701429, 6 pages.
17. Azage M,Abeje G. Occupational Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids and its Associated Factors among Healthcare Workers in Bahir Dar Town Healthcare Settings, Northwest Ethiopia. Safety and Health at Work 2014; 5(1): 17–22
18. Abeje G, Azage M, Setegn T. Factors associated with Institutional delivery service utilization among mothers in Bahir Dar City administration, Amhara region: a community based cross sectional study. BMC Reproductive Health 2014, 11:22 doi:10.1186/1742-4755-11-22 (Impact factor 1.31)
19. Walle L, Abebe E, Tsegaye M, Franco H, Birhanu D, Azage M. Factors associated with needle stick and sharp injuries, among healthcare workers in FelegeHiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia: facility based cross-sectional survey. Intern.Journal of Infection Control 2013; 9 (4): 1-9.
20. Azage M,Abeje G, Mekonne A. Factors associated with Breast Self-examination among Health Extension Workers in West Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia. International journal of Breast Cancer 2013, Article ID 814395, 6 pages, 2013.
21. Azage M, Gebrehiwot H, Molla M. Healthcare Waste Management Practices among Healthcare Workers in Healthcare Facilities of Gondar town, Northwest Ethiopia.Health Science Journal 2013;7(3):315-326
22. Alamrew Z, Bedimo M, Azage M. Risky Sexual Practices and Associated Factors for HIV/AIDS Infection among Private College Students in Bahir Dar City, Northwest Ethiopia. ISRN Public Health 2013, Article ID 763051, 9 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/763051
23. Azage M, Gebrehiwot H, Meseret S.A Cross Sectional Study on Factors Associated with Risk Perception of Healthcare Workers toward Healthcare Waste Management in Health Care Facilities of Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia. International Journal of Infection Control 2012; 8(3):1-9.
24. Azage M, Kumie A. Assessment of Healthcare waste generation rate and its management system: the case of west Gojjam Zone health centers, Amhara Region. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2010; 24 (2):119-126.

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