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 Mr. Woldekidan Amde

Position: Researcher
Department: School of Public Health
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: BA (Addis Ababa), MA (Ruhr-Bochum), MA (UWC)
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Email: wamde@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Woldekidan Kifle Amde joined the SOPH in March 2009 as manager of the WHO-UWC Masters programme focusing on Health Workforce Development. This informs his current PhD work on the complexity of a multi-country capacity development initiative in the area of health workforce development. He also manages content for the School’s website. Woldekidan is a member of the SOPH team engaged in two inter-university collaborative initiatives to develop capacity in the field of health policy and systems analysis in Africa - the Consortium for Health Policy and Systems Analysis in Africa (CHEPSAA) and the Collaboration for Health Systems Analysis and Innovation (CHESAI).

Publications

W. K. Amde, D. Sanders, and U. Lehmann, “Building capacity to develop an African teaching platform on health workforce development: a collaborative initiative of universities from four sub Saharan countries.,” Hum. Resour. Health, vol. 12, no. 1, p. 31, May 2014.

T. Mirzoev, G. Lê, A. Green, M. Orgill, A. Komba, R. K. Esena, L. Nyapada, B. Uzochukwu, W. K. Amde, N. Nxumalo, and L. Gilson, “Assessment of capacity for Health Policy and Systems Research and Analysis in seven African universities: results from the CHEPSAA project.,” Health Policy Plan., pp. 1–11, Sep. 2013.

M. Orgill, N. Nxumalo, W. Amde, E. Erasmus, U. Lehmann, J. Goudgeii, and L. Gilson, “Health Policy and Systems Research: Needs, challenges and opportunities in South Africa – a university perspective,” SAHR, pp. 151–160, 2012.

W. K. Amde, “ICT and Social Context: Exploring How Gender Mediates ICT Uptake and Usage in Ethiopia.,” in Insights into Gender Equity, Equality and power relations in sub Saharan Africa, M. Prah, Ed. Addis Ababa: OSSREA, 2013.

W. K. Amde and G. Tadele, “Care and support for AIDS Orphans,” in Vulnerabilities, Impacts, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa, G. Tadele and H. Kloos, Eds. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

W. K. Amde and G. Tadele, “Youth sexuality and HIV/AIDS: Issues and contentions,” in Vulnerabilities, Impacts, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Sub- Saharan Africa, G. Tadele and H. Kloos, Eds. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

G. Tadele and W. K. Amde, “Ethiopia,” in Adolescent Psychology around the World, J. Arnett, Ed. New York: Psychology Pres, 2012.

G. Tadele and W. K. Amde, “Contextualizing HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Link with Tradition, Religion, and Culture,” in Vulnerabilities, Impacts, and Responses to HIV/AIDS in Sub- Saharan Africa, G. Tadele and H. Kloos, Eds. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

L. Adam and W. K. Amde, “Ethiopia,” in Towards African E-Index: ICT access and usage, A. Gilwald, Ed. Johannesburg: Research ICT Africa, 2005.

W. K. Amde, Barriers to HIV Testing: Investigating HIV Testing Practices in a Rural District in Ethiopia. ​​VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2011. 

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 Reviewer: Human Resources for Health (HRHJ)
Reviewer: International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM)
Reviewer: Health Policy and Planning
External Examiner: Masters Thesis, Masters in Public Health, University of Cape Town

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