Seminar

EHEPA SEMINAR 24

Effectiveness of peer led education interventions on contraceptive demand and use among secondary school adolescents in Gedeo Zone, South Ethiopia. A cluster randomized controlled trial.
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)

Name; Dr Yohannes Addisu ( PhD)
Currently Working in Dilla University as assistant professor and researcher,
Earned PhD in health communication and health behavior from Jimma University.
Life time member of EHEPA.

Tuesday (July 30,2024) from 11am to 12pm

Virtual
Background: Contraception is defined as a sharp avoidance of birth via numerous methods. Its name could be family planning, which allows users to decide the number of children and when to have them, but in the case of adolescents, more focus is given on preventing pregnancy. Given that most adolescent girls are in schools where they often spend a significant amount of their time with their peers, a school based peer education intervention to promote contraceptive use would be a potential strategy. Objective: To assess contraceptive utilization barrier, use and effectiveness of peer-led education interventions in increasing modern contraceptive methods use, reducing unmet needs and increasing demand for modern contraceptive methods among senior secondary school adolescents girl (aged 15-19) in Gedeo Zone, South Ethiopia. Methods: For the qualitative part, the study's data were obtained from in-depth interviews and key informant interviews. This study involved 24 in-depth interviews with secondary school adolescents and 28 key informants’ interviews. ATLAS. ti V.7.1.4 aided in the coding and further analysis of the data. The findings were organized into themes, categories, and subcategories based on important quotes. For a formative quantitative study, a cross-sectional study was conducted. Study participants were selected using a stratified sampling technique. For an interventional study, a single-blinded cluster randomized controlled trial study was performed in six randomly selected secondary schools in the Gedeo Zone. For the interventional study Pre- and post-intervention differences within the intervention and control groups were measured in the beginning, then after, to measure the net effect or effect size of the intervention, the Difference in difference (DID) between the intervention and control group was measured once again, in addition to the Difference in difference (DID) net of the intervention also measured using odd ratio using generalized estimating equation (GEE) model with a binary logit function to compare differences in outcome change between the intervention and control groups. Result: Formative qualitative study findings were organized into four major themes influencing contraceptive use. These include (1) Individual-related barriers such as Knowledge, fear, and psychosocial development. (2) Community-related barriers encompass fear of rumors, family pressure, social and cultural norms, economic vulnerability, and religious beliefs. (3) Health service-related barriers include the lack of adolescent-responsive health services, health workers' behavior, and fear of health workers. Furthermore, (4) the school and service integration barrier was identified. The effect size of peer education intervention after six months was measured using the Difference-in difference effect size measure and generalized estimating equation (GEE) with a binary logit function using the odds ratio (OR) accordingly; the Difference-in differences (DID) in contraceptive use, unmet need, and contraceptive demand between the intervention and control groups were 25.1%, -7.4%, and 17.7%, respectively. The generalized estimating equation (GEE) with a binary logit function model showed that there was a statistically significant difference in contraceptive use [OR = 8.7, 95% CI: (3.66, 20.83), unmet need for contraceptives [OR = 6.2, 95% CI: (1.61, 24.36)] and contraceptive demand [OR = 6.1, 95% CI: (2.43, 15.11)] between the intervention and control groups. Conclusions and Recommendations: The baseline findings of the qualitative and quantitative studies showed that students note various barriers to using contraception and that, without contraception, sexual activity can lead to an increased risk for unintended pregnancy and its associated health risks; thus, the current interventional study of this dissertation concludes that peer-led education intervention was effective in improving contraceptive use, unmet needs, and creating contraceptive demand/intention among sexually active adolescent girls. Similar programs should be implemented in areas where coverage of contraception use and demand is low.

EHEPA SEMINAR 23

How social norms contribute to physical violence among ever-partnered women in Uganda.
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Edith Nantongo and Aloysious Nnyombi
Tuesday June 18,2024 from 11 am to 12 pm
Virtual
https://meet.google.com/yfu-bigm-fbu
How social norms contribute to physical violence among ever-partnered women in Uganda.   Social norms research has had a specific interest in understanding how undesirable behaviour is sustained in communities. In this study, we focused on how social norms contribute to intimate partner physical violence against women. We found that norms organize physical violence as a domestic and private matter. Second, they organize physical violence as a constituent part of women's lives, thereby normalizing women's experiences of abuse. Third, norms define appropriate boundaries within which male partners perpetrate violence. The findings draw essential information for behavioural change interventions that target improvement in women's and girls' wellbeing. For social and behavioral program to change harmful norms, they must deconstruct physical violence as a private matter, advance the de-normalization of physical violence, and dismantle acceptable boundaries within which violence happens.

EHEPA SEMINAR 22

Shaping the Narratives for Africa
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Mr. Kenneth Mulondo
Tuesday (May 09,2024) from 11am to 12pm
Virtual
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The seminar topics focus who shapes Africa Agenda, who are the thought leaders, and how can we use our experiences to meaningfully determine our future. Additionally, a brief overview of the upcoming Africa SBC Summit will be provided.

EHEPA SEMINAR 21

Lesson and reflection from the 3rd National SBC Summit
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr..Eshetu Girma (PhD)
Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University President of the Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Tuesday (April 02,2024) from 11am to 12pm
Virtual
https://meet.google.com/gjo-bbpw-gmy?hs=224

EHEPA SEMINAR 20

Overview of the upcoming 3rd National SBC Summit
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Hiwot Getachew Kelemu (Social and Behavior Change Specialist, UNICEF Ethiopia)
Wednesday Jan 31, 10AM – 11AM
Virtual
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The 3rd National SBC (Social and Behavior Change) Summit is an upcoming event organized by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) in collaboration with the Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Association (EHEPA) and its partners, from February 27-29, 2024, at Hilton Hotel ,Addis Ababa with the theme “SBC for Sustainable Development” This presentation provides a brief overview of the summit, highlighting its objectives, key themes, what has been done so far, areas of collaboration and anticipated outcomes.

EHEPA SEMINAR 19

Harnessing the Power of Behavioral Science to ImproveHealth
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Temesgen Geleta (instructor at St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College SPHMMC, school of public health))
Wednesday Dec 27, 11AM to 12PM
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 18

Journey to immunization: A finding fromjourney mapping exercise on journey to health and immunization in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Nardos Gelana (Project officer , Ethiopian HealthEducation and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA))
Tuesday October 30, 11AM to 12PM
Virtual
https://meet.google.com/jay-dqho-zts?hs=224
The presentation will provide an overview of the key findingsfrom the journey mapping exercise that was conducted in Addis Ababa withmothers who had children under five years old and stakeholders regarding the enablers andbarriers to routine vaccination uptake. This exercise is part of an ongoing study that EHEPA and UNICEFis working on called Assessment of Behavioral and Social Drivers (BeSD) ofVaccination Amongst Children from Zero-dose and Under-immunized Communities inEthiopia: An insight to Develop Tailored Strategies to Promote Vaccine Uptakeand Close Equity Gaps.

EHEPA SEMINAR 17

Applying participatory researchtechniques to understand the underlying drivers of behavior
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Akinyi Odera (Project Director, Data Use Partnership for Ethiopia Workstream 3 at Think Place Ethiopia)
Tuesday September 26, 11AM to 12PM
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 16

Experience of International study of discrimination and stigma outcome (INDIGO).
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Bethel Ayele (MPH), Health education and promotion professional, and graphic designer for SBC communication material
Friday August 4, 11AM to 12PM
Virtual
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Seminar 15

EHEPA SEMINAR 15

Mistrust in the health system: a threat for quality health care
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Ariam Hailemariam (MPH)
Thursday, June 29, 2023, ⋅ 11 am – 12 pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 14

Adaptation and Validation of All Aspects of health literacy scale in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Tolosa Yadete (MPH)
Thursday, May 25, 2023, ⋅ 11 am – 12 pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
https://meet.google.com/zor-fyse-woc?hs=224
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EHEPA SEMINAR 13

Knowledge Creation, distillation and implementations cycle-implications to health promotion and health communication”
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Zewdie Birhanu (PhD, Professor)
Thursday Apr 27, 2023 ⋅ 11am – 12pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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Sminar 12

EHEPA SEMINAR 12

Community perceptions and hesitancy towards COVID-19 vaccine in selected Ethiopian cities: A qualitative research
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Mulugeta Tamire (PhD)
Thursday Mar 30, 2023 ⋅ 11am – 12pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 11

Validating school-centered health education strategy reaching out the communities: A lesson from malaria education in Jimma zone, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Yohannes Kebede (Ph.D., Associate Professor)
Monday Feb 27, 2023 ⋅ 11am – 12pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 10

Effectiveness of SBCC approach on promoting the insecticide treated net (ITN) use among primary schools students: A lesson from school-based malaria preventive intervention in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr. Fira Abamecha (PhD, MPH)
Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 ⋅ 11 am – 12 pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 9

Effectiveness of a Positive Deviance Approach in Promoting Timely Initiation and Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices in Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia: A Cluster RCT
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr. Yibeltal Siraneh Belete (PhD, MPH, Asst. Professor)
Wednesday Dec 28, 2022 ⋅ 10am – 11am (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 8

Public Health, public health education and aspired changes – Challenging Professionals of Health Education and Promotion from within

Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr.Mirgissa Kaba
Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022, ⋅ 11 am – 12 pm (East Africa Time)
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 7

Behavioral Insights of Youth and Women Job Seekers in Addis Ababa
Aha Psychological Services in collaboration with the Ethiopian health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)

Dr. Alebachew Alemnew-Manager of Aha Psychological Services

Mr.Moges G/Mariam-Executive Director of Aha Psychological Services

Oct 13 (Thursday), 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual
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Seminar 06

EHEPA SEMINAR 6

Social Norms and Pluralistic Ignorance around adolescent girls Sexual and Reproductive Health in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr. Dagmawit Tewahido Haimanot – Assistant Professor of Public Health and Health Promotion and Communication at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH).
Sep 20,2022 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 5

Risk Communication and Community Engagement(RCCE) IN Ethiopia: Experience from the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Mihreteab Getachew, MPH RCCE Consultant: PHECO-RCCE Section chief, EPHI, V/President of EHEPA
AUG 16,2022, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 4

Opportunities and Challenges
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Dr. Alebachew Alemnew-Manager of Aha Psychological Services Mr.Moges G/Mariam-Executive Director of Aha Psychological Services
Oct 13 (Thursday), 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 3

Understanding ‘Complexity’ in Health Behaviour Change Intervention
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Abel Negussie (MPH, PhD Student at AAU )
June 1 (Thursday), 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 2

National Health promotion strategic plan
Ministry of Health Ethiopia, Health Extension Program and Primary Health Care Director, Health Education and Health promotion case team in collaboration with Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Mr.Hailemariam Addisie, Health Education and Health promotion case team lead, Health Extension Program and Primary Health Care Director, Ministry of Health Ethiopia
May 26 (Thursday), 2 pm -3 pm
Virtual
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EHEPA SEMINAR 1

Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Theory & Practice: Global and Local Context
Ethiopian Health Education and Promotion Professionals Association (EHEPA)
Eshetu Girma (MPH, PhD) Associate Professor of Health Promotion & Education at the School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University
April 18 (Monday), 6 -7 pm
Virtual
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