Reproductive Medicine

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Gizachew Assefa Tessema

Department of Reproductive Health
Gondwana University


Mr Gizachew Assefa joined the University of Gondar in March 2009. Gizachew served as the Head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Health Education between November 2009 and October 2010. He currently continues to serve in a teaching capacity within the Institute as a lecturer of Reproductive Health. Mr. Gizachew earned his BSc degree from the College of Medicine and Health Science (CMHS) at the Hawassa University as of March 2009. He continued his studies in CMHS, University of Gondar in 2010 and completed his Masters of Public Health (MPH) in Reproductive Health in 2012. Mr Gizachew continues to play an active lecturing role within the Institute. He currently teaches the following courses for both under and postgraduate students: Reproductive Health, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and Population Studies, Adolescent and Sexual Health. He supervises Health Science and Medical students in their community (TTP) attachments. He also determines in advising both undergraduate and postgraduate students for the successful completion of their research projects and thesis works. He has participated as an editorial member for E-Newsletter at College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar.

Research Interest

Team based research projects pertaining Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.


  • Mengesha ZB, Biks GA, Ayele TA, Tessema GA, Koye DN (2013) Determinants of skilled attendance for delivery in Northwest Ethiopia: a community based nested case control study BMC public Health 13:130.

  • Tessema GA, Zeleke BM, Ayele TA (2013). Birth interval and its predictors among women in Dabat District, Northwest Ethiopia. Afr J Reprod Health 17:2. 39-45

  • Melsew YA, Terefe MW, Tessema GA, Ayele TA (2013) Rate of Immunological Failure and its Predictors among Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy at Debremarkos Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: A Retrospective Follow up Study. J AIDS Clin Res 4: 211.

  • Gedefaw A, Astatkie A, Tessema GA (2013) The Prevalence of Precancerous Cervical Cancer Lesion among HIV-Infected Women in Southern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84519.

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