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Mr. Nega Degefa, Health, Best Researcher Award

Nega Degefa at Arba Minch University, Ethiopia

Mr. Nega Degefa holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing from Hawassa University and a Master of Science (MSc) in Pediatrics Health Nursing from Addis Ababa University. He has extensive experience in the field, including roles as a clinical nurse, graduate assistant, assistant lecturer, lecturer, and currently as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Health Nursing at Arba Minch University (AMU) since August 2020. His expertise includes patient care, teaching, research, community service, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, soft skills, time management, IT proficiency, multilingual proficiency (Amharic, Afan Oromo, and English), and leadership.



Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Nursing

  • Institution: Hawassa University
  • Duration: October 2007 to July 2010
  • Field of Study: Nursing
  • GPA: 3.32

Master of Science (MSc) in Pediatrics Health Nursing

  • Institution: Addis Ababa University
  • Duration: October 2014 to July 2016
  • Field of Study: Pediatrics Health Nursing
  • GPA: 3.63

Professional Experience:

Mr. Nega Degefa has a diverse professional experience in the field of nursing and academia. His career journey includes roles such as a clinical nurse at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, where he provided essential patient care services. He then transitioned into academia, starting as a graduate assistant at Arba Minch University (AMU), where he engaged in teaching activities. Over time, he progressed to the role of assistant lecturer, lecturer, and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Health Nursing at AMU since August 2020. In these roles, he has been actively involved in teaching, conducting research, and contributing to community service initiatives. His experience reflects a strong commitment to healthcare, education, and community development.

Research Interest:

Mr. Nega Degefa’s research interests encompass a wide range of topics in healthcare and nursing. These include patient care and clinical practices, focusing on improving the quality of care and outcomes for patients. He is also interested in health promotion and disease prevention strategies, aiming to contribute to public health initiatives and reduce the burden of diseases in communities. Furthermore, Mr. Degefa is passionate about healthcare quality improvement, seeking to enhance healthcare delivery systems and processes for better patient experiences. His research extends to nursing education and training, exploring innovative methods to enhance nursing education programs and prepare competent healthcare professionals. Additionally, he is interested in public health and epidemiology, conducting research to understand disease patterns, risk factors, and interventions for improving population health outcomes.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Breast feeding practice: positioning and attachment during breast feeding among lactating mothers visiting health facility in Areka Town, Southern Ethiopia

  • Authors: N Degefa, B Tariku, T Bancha, G Amana, A Hajo, Y Kusse, E Zerihun, …
  • Journal: International Journal of Pediatrics
  • Year: 2019
  • Cited By: 39

Title: Knowledge about neonatal danger signs and associated factors among mothers attending immunization clinic at Arba Minch General Hospital, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

  • Authors: N Degefa, K Diriba, T Girma, A Kebede, A Senbeto, E Eshetu, Z Aschalew, …
  • Journal: BioMed Research International
  • Year: 2019
  • Cited By: 30

Title: Anemia and its associated factors among school-age children living in different climatic zones of Arba Minch Zuria District, Southern Ethiopia

  • Authors: EZ Tariku, GA Abebe, ZA Melketsedik, BT Gutema, ND Megersa, …
  • Journal: BMC Hematology
  • Year: 2019
  • Cited By: 27

Title: Prevalence of hypertension and associated factors among adult residents in Arba Minch Health and Demographic Surveillance Site, Southern Ethiopia

  • Authors: A Chuka, BT Gutema, G Ayele, ND Megersa, ZA Melketsedik, TH Zewdie
  • Journal: PloS One
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: e0237333
  • Year: 2020
  • Cited By: 25

Title: Prevalence of neonatal sepsis and associated factors amongst neonates admitted in Arbaminch General Hospital, Arbaminch, Southern Ethiopia, 2019

  • Authors: A Mustefa, A Abera, A Aseffa, T Abathun, N Degefa, H Tadesse
  • Journal: J Pediatr Neonatal Care
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 1-7
  • Year: 2020
  • Cited By: 25
Nega Degefa | Health | Best Researcher Award

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