Kassahun Dessie Gashu (MPH, PhD)

Title: Assistant professor in Health Informatics

Cell Phone: +251-91207344

E-mail: Kasahun Dessie

P.o.Box: 196

Address: Gondar, Ethiopia.

Kassahun completed master of public health in Health Informatics at University of Gondar, Ethiopia. His research interests lie in the area of mHealth, eHealth, Health information system and public health. Currently, he is earned  on assessing the acceptability and the effectiveness of mobile phone based reminder and virtual education to improve patient compliance towards TB treatment.

  1. Data use in immunization program to improve data quality and ensure accountability, implementation science study
  2. Capacity building and mentorship program (CBMP) in Amhara and Benshangul-Gumuz regions.
  1. Gashu, KD., Gelaye, K.A., Lester R, Tilahun, B., Effect of a phone reminder system on patient-centered Tuberculosis treatment adherence among adults in northwest Ethiopia: a randomised controlled trial
  2. Gashu, KD., Nurhussien F, Mamuye A, Alemu Gelaye K, Tilahun B. Developing and Piloting TB Medication and Refilling Reminder System in Ethiopia. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2020 Jun 16;270:1251-1252. doi: 10.3233/SHTI200387. PMID: 32570604.
  3. Gashu KD.,Gelaye KA, Lester R, Tilahun, B Combined effect of pill refilling and self-medication reminder system on patients’ adherence to tuberculosis treatment during continuation phase in Northwest Ethiopia: a study protocol for randomised controlled trial BMJ Health & Care Informatics 2019;26:e100050. doi: 10.1136/bmjhci-2019-100050
  4. Gashu, KD., Gelaye, K.A., Lester R, Tilahun, B. Adherence to TB Treatment Remains Low During Continuation Phase Among Adult Patients in Northwest Ethiopia, 28 December 2020, PREPRINT (Version 1) available at Research Square [https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-135056/v1]
  5. Gashu, KD., Gelaye, K.A., Mekonnen, Z.A. et al. Does phone messaging improves tuberculosis treatment success? A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis 20, 42 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-020-4765-x

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