Mr Techalew Woldkiros – Febrile illness in children in Ethiopia: aetiology, outcomes, and care-seeking

Event type: 
Seminar
Event date: 
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Cost: 
Free
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Webinar via Microsoft Teams
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Rata Joseph, +61 (2) 9385 0900 or info@kirby.unsw.edu.au
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Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents

Mr Techalew Woldkiros  

Mr Techalew Woldkiros
PhD Student, Public Health Interventions Research Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney and Instructor, Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Techalew Woldkiros is a PhD student at Kirby Institute with a background in Medical Laboratory Sciences and Tropical Infectious Diseases. His research focuses on improving the diagnosis and analysing the epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly malaria, intestinal parasitic infections, sexually transmitted infections, and other bacterial and viral infections.

 

Abstract

Improving the diagnosis and management of childhood febrile illnesses and enhancing caregivers’ health seeking practices are among key strategies to reduce child mortality in low income countries. We conducted the first study in Ethiopia, and one of the few in Africa, to systemically investigate fever aetiologies, management practices, and clinical outcomes of acute febrile illness in children, as well as the health care seeking behaviour by their caregivers.

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