Panel discussion held on Community Based Education service


The College of Health and Medical Sciences of Haramaya University held a panel discussion on strengthening collaboration between University and partners for giving better services with surrounding community especially with residents and health centers, on June11, 2016 at Harar Campus.

Dr. Yadeta Dessie, Dean of   College of Health and Medical Sciences, in his remark noted that strengthening collaboration between college and partners are enhanced to provide university`s community services in a better ways.


The Objective of Community Based Education is not realized without collaboration of Stakeholders and community residents, health centers, Hospitals, Health offices, Municipality and other organization working in community on health and Health related issue.


Smooth collaboration between the college, University at large and stakeholders to provide quality community based education for the students particularly during Community based training program and team training program, and also important to work together, to provide community service which focus on the solving of community problem.

Professor Kebede W/Tsadik, Vice President for Community Engagement & Enterprise, address in his opening speech that the university will continue in playing key role to improve its services by identifying the problems of the community with the cooperation of the partners.3

The panel has brought  Health facilities found in Dire Dawa, Harari and Ethiopian Somali region as well as  East and West Hararge zone and Woreda health office, head of health centers, and Administrator (Manager) and Director of Hospitals, and team leader of each team (Nurses, Laboratory, Pharmacy) in Hospitals found in Eastern Ethiopia..

On the panel various relevant topics were presented and discussions were held. The participants are said such kinds of panel discussion are important in sharing their experiences in strengthening collaboration between college of health and medical sciences and partners.

The panel discussion came to close after the panelists respond to questions and comments raised by the audience.


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