2013 National Workshop

This workshop aimed to bring together academic scientists, policymakers, knowledgeable local experts from governmental and non-governmental agencies, and several other multi-sectoral stakeholders.

National Workshop on Planning for the Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Hub for Interdisciplinary Research and Training
July 25, 2013
Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Meeting Aims:

  • presented the goals and objectives of the GEOHealth hub planning grant
  • presented the main findings of the situational analysis and needs assessment (SANA) recently conducted for Ethiopia
  • discussed and critiqued the draft SANA report, and based on this report,
    • assessed the existing country situational profile of air pollution, occupational safety and health, climate change and health,
    • assessed the policy-regulatory framework for managing the environment,
    • identified gaps and needs based on the situational analysis, and
    • determined possible interventions for the identified needs
  • charted the remaining steps in completing the planning process for establishing the GEOHealth hub for East Africa

Participants:

  1. Dr. Wakgari Deressa, SPH
  2. Dr. Belay Simane, CDS/AAU
  3. Heather Wipfli, USC
  4. Eleni Tenaw, AA-FMHACA
  5. Eden Mesfin, EPA (MoEPF)
  6. Dereje Ejigu, Oromia EPA
  7. Jemal Gebeyehu, NMA
  8. Tsegaye Ketema, NMA
  9. Legesse G/Meskel, FEPA
  10. Zerihun Bikila, NMA
  11. Azeb G/Silassie, Mekele University
  12. Waltaji Terfa, WHO
  13. Hunachew Beyene,Hawassa University
  14. Nuralem Kinise, Oromia EPA
  15. Prof Getnet Mitike, AAU/SPH
  16. Masresha Yifru, AA EPA
  17. Yitayih Tadesse, AAFMHACA/Health
  18. Habtamu Sanbuta, Hawassa University
  19. Worku Tefera, AAU/SPH
  20. Senait Tesfaye, AA EPA
  21. Mequanent Fentie, USAID
  22. Dr. Abebe Beyene, JU
  23. Mohammed Ibrahim, Oromia EPA
    Abdrie Seid, FEPA
  24. Dagnew Tadesse, FMOH
  25. Dejene Kumela, ORHP
  26. Benat Mohammedamin
  27. Dawit Tafesse
  28. Daba Desissa
  29. Debelo Dugasa
  30. Ararso Tafese
  31. Tadesse Amera
  32. Tadesse Alemayehu
  33. Walelign Worku
  34. Demis Wondaferew
  35. Habtamu Ligaba
  36. Mikyas Bekele
  37. Nega Fantu
  38. Sand Mohammed
  39. Dr. Abera Kumie
  40. Prof John Samet
  41. Yifoker
  42. Befikadu Yesoraw
  43. Dagnachew Mohammed
  44. Gashaw Mandefiro
  45. Fitsum G/Michael

Agenda:

  • 8:00-9:00am Registration by AAU SPH
  • 9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Address and workshop objectives | Moderator: Dr Ahmed Reja , Chief Executive Director, CHS Dr Abera Kumie
  • 9:10 -9:20 Opening Remark by Ministry of Health
  • 9:20- 9:50 (10 minutes each)
    • Keynote Address | AAU Prof. Masresha Fetene, V/President for Research and Technology Transfer, AAU
    • MOLSA [DOCX] | Mr. Zerihun Gezahegn
      (Delegate of State Minister)
  • 9:50 – 10:05 Project overview and progress [PPTX] | Prof. Kiros Berhane
  • 10:05-10:20 USC/AAU Global Health Partnership [PPT] | Prof. Jonathan Samet
  • 10:20-10:40 Coffee break
  • 10:40-11:40 SANA discussions moderated by Prof. Kiros Berhane
  • 11:40-12:40 SANA discussions moderated by Prof. Heather Wipfli
    • Theme III: Climate Change and Health Summary (10 min) | AAU Team: Dr.Belay Simane
    • Critique [PPTX] (10 min) | EXPERT (Ms. Selam Kidane)
    • Theme IV: Policy Issues Summary (10 min) | Dr. Getnet Mitike
    • Critique [PPT] (10 min) | EXPERT (Waltaji Terfa)
    • Discussion (20 min)
  • 12:40 – 1:00 Working Group formation and Assignment of tasks and points of discussion — moderated by Dr Getnet Mitike| AAU/USC Team
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm Lunch break
  • 2:00 – 3:40pm Working Group Discussion | Theme chairs to be identified
  • 3:40 – 4:00pm Coffee break
  • 4:00 –5:00pm Working Group Summary Presentations moderated by Dr Belay Simane/ Dr Wakgari
  • 5:00-5:30pm Discussion and Way Forward [PPTX] | Prof. Jonathan Samet
  • 5:30pm Closing Remark AAU/USC team

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