Netsanet Fentahun Babbel (PhD)

Academic Rank: 
Associate professor
School of Public Health
Public Health Nutrition
Field of Specialization: 
Public health nutrition
Research Interest: 
Public Health Nutrition, Nutritional Epidemiology, Nutrition Policy, Nutritional Anthropology and Nutrition Promotion
List of Publications: 

1. Habtamu Wondiye, Netsanet Fentahun, Rupali J. Limaye, Mesfin Kote, Eshetu Girma. Barriers and facilitators of ART adherence in Hawassa town, Southern Ethiopia: A grounded theory approach. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2016;30(2):66-77
2. Tigist Endale, Netsanet Fentahun, Desta Hiko, Manusha Amana. Maternal and Fetal Outcome in Term Premature Rupture of Membrane in Mizan Aman General Hospital, SNNPR, South West Ethiopia. World J Emerg Med. 2016; 7(2): 147–152.
3. Netsanet Fentahun, Carl Lachat, Tefera Belachew. Concordance of poor child feeding and preventive behavior and its predictors in southwest rural Ethiopia. Food & Nutrition Research 2016, 60: 32207
4. Netsanet Fentahun, Tefera Belachew, Carl Lachat. Determinants and morbidities of multiple anthropometric deficits in southwest rural Ethiopia. Elsevier: Nutrition Journal 2016, Volume 32( 11-12):1243–1249
5. Urgessa Soressa, Desta Hiko, Abebe Mamo, Netsanet Fentahun. Prevalence, Causes and Management Outcome of Intestinal Obstruction in Adama Hospital Medical College, Ethiopia. BMC Surgery. 2016; 16:38
6. Eshetu Seyom, Million Tesfaye, Mubarak Abera, Netsanet Fentahun. Maternal and Fetal Outcome of Pregnancy Related Hypertension in Mettu Karl Referal Hospital, Ethiopia. BMC: Journal of Ovarian Research,2015; 8:10
7. Zinabu Ayenew, Abraham Tamirat, Desta Workneh, Netsanet Fentahun. Outcome of Non-Traumatic Surgical Acute Abdomen in Nekemte Referral Hospital Southwest Ethiopia: A Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. Surgery Curr Res 2016, 7(1): 282
8. Ashagre Molla, Netsanet Fentahun. Predictors of Willingness to Participate in Health Insurance Services among the community of Jimma town, Southwest Ethiopia. Health Services Insights 2014;7: 31–37
9. Netsanet Fentahun, Abebe Mamo. Risky Sexual Behaviors and Associated Factors among Male and Female Students in Jimma Zone Preparatory Schools, South West Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of health sciences 2014; Vol. 24(1):59-68
10. Adisu Aleme, Eshetu Girma, Netsanet Fentahun.Willingness to pay for Insecticide-Treated Nets in Berehet District, Amhara Region, Northern Ethiopia: Implication of Social Marketing. Ethiopian Journal of health sciences 2014; Vol. 24(1):75-84
11. Netsanet Fentahun, Ashagre Molla, Beyene Wondafrash. Self-efficacy analysis among HIV positive patients in Jimma University Specialized Hospital: a cross-sectional study. Elsevier: Asian Pac J Trop Biomed 2014; 4(2): S597-S60
12. Mekuanint Taddele, Lakew Abebe, Netsanet Fentahun. Exclusive Breastfeeding and Maternal Employment in Ethiopia: A Comparative Cross- Sectional Study. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 2014; Vol. 3(6): 497-503.
13. Yohannes Abuhay, Lakew Abebe, Netsanet Fentahun. Male Involvement in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Associated Factors among Males in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. American Journal of Health Research 2014; Vol. 2(6): 338-343.
14. Yeshiwork Amogne Mekonnen, Lakew Abebe, Netsanet Fentahun, Shegaw Alemu Belay, Addisu Workineh Kassa. Delay for First Consultation and Associated Factors among Tuberculosis Patients in Bahir Dar Town Administration, North West Ethiopia. American Journal of Health Research 2014; Vol. 2(4):140-145.
15. Abebe Mamo Gebretsadik, Netsanet Fentahun Babbel. Family Environment and Sexual Behaviors in Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia. Science Journal of Public Health 2014; Vol. 2( 6): 539-545
16. Abebe Mamo, Tsion Assefa, Netsanet Fentahun. Living with parents and risky sexual behaviors among preparatory school students in Jimma zone, south west Ethiopia. Journal of African Health Sciences 2013; 13(2): 498 – 506
17. Netsanet Fentahun, Ashagre Molla. Determinants of and opportunities for continuing education among health care professionals in public health care institutions in Jimma township, Southwest Ethiopia. Dove press Journal: Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2012, Vol. 3 :89-96
18. Netsanet Fentahun, Tsion Assefa, Fessahaye Alemseged, Fentie Ambaw. Parents’ Perception, Students’ and Teachers’ Attitude towards School Sex Education. Ethiopian Journal of health sciences 2012, Vol. 22(2):99-106
Published National report
1. Shibani Ghosh, Devika Suri, Desta Hiko, Netsanet Fentahun, Jeffrey K. Griffiths. Factors associated with stunting in Ethiopian children under five: An analysis of DHS data from 2000-2011.

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