Nega Assefa (MPH-RH, PhD)


negaAcademic Rank:  Assistant Professor

Specialization: Reproductive Health-Maternal and Child Health

Research interest: Population studies and Reproductive health: Family Health, Population dynamics, family planning and contraception, maternal health, neonatal and child health, adolescent and young people reproductive health, women and development




  1. Nega A. Yemane B., Alemayehu W., Amy T., The hazard of pregnancy loss and stillbirth among women in Kersa, East Ethiopia: A follow up study(2012),
  2. Nega A., Yemane B., Alemayehu W., Wealth Status, Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) and Antenatal Care (ANC) Are Determinants for Low Birth Weight in Kersa, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 7(6): e39957. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039957.
  3. Wondimu S., Nega A., Mengistu W., Arja R., Female genital mutilation: prevalence, perceptions and effect on women’s health in Kersa district of Ethiopia. International Journal of Women’s Health 2012:4 45–54
  4. Nega K., Yemane B., Alemayehu W.,Predictors of unintended pregnancy in Kersa, Eastern Ethiopia, 2010., Reproductive Health 2012, 9:1
  5. Tariku D., Lemessa O., Nega A. Patterns of sexual risk behavior among undergraduate university students in Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.  The Pan African Medical Journal. 2012;12:33
  6. Nega Assefa*, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu  Worku,Pregnancy rates and pregnancy loss in Eastern Ethiopia. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 2013; DOI: 10.1111/aogs.12097
  7. W. Shanko, M. Wolday, N. Assefa, A.R. Aro. Domestic violence against women in Kersa, Oromia region, Eastern Ethiopia. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal EMHJ • Vol. 19 No. 1 • 2013
  8. Berhane Y, Worku A, Demissie M, Tesfaye N, Asefa N, et al. (2014) Children Who Received PCV-10 Vaccine from a Two-Dose Vial without Preservative AreNot More Likely to Develop Injection Site Abscess Compared with Those Who Received Pentavalent (DPT-HepB-Hib) Vaccine: A Longitudinal Multi-Site Study. PLoSONE 9(6): e97376. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097376
  9. Abate M, Assefa N, Alemayehu T (2014) Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Determinants Emergency Contraceptive Use among Women Seeking Abortion Services in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110008. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110008