January 2017

To: All Tropical and Infectious Diseases PhD Candidates

Jimma University
We are pleased to inform you that once again DAAD In-country/In-Region scholarship for Postgraduate Studies, Eastern African for 2017/2018 offered a Scholarship to students registered in our program. Using this opportunity we would like to extend our appreciation to DAAD for considering our program for the scholarship.

Mycobacteriology Research Center Conducted Two Days Workshop on eSpecimen Referral Linkage

Jimma University Mycobacteriology Research Center has organized a two day workshop on eSpecimen referral linkage in collaboration with Challenge TB Ethiopia and Nekemte Regional Laboratory for lab personnel from MDR-TB Treatment Initiating Centers in South West Ethiopia on January 11-12, 2017 at Honey Land Hotel. Dr. Gemeda Abebe, Director of Institute of Biotechnology, Jimma University made opening speech and indicated the objective of the training.

OHCEA Project office of Jimma University has delivered One Health Risk Analysis Training

Risk Analysis is a tool used by intergovernmental organizations (such as WHO, OIE and FAO) to assess disease risk in cost effective manner. Following the TOT workshop conducted in May 6-10, 2016 at, Harmony Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, One Health Central and Eastern Africa (OHCEA) - Jimma Ethiopia country office cascaded the risk analysis training to government sector offices and academic staffs of faculty of public health and school of veterinary medicine, Jimma University. 


JU BOARD Of GOVERNORS HELD 47th regular meeting

The board of governors of Jimma University held its 47th regular meeting on Saturday December 24/2016 at the university senate Hall. Major discussion issues of the meeting were: the university’s strategic plan (2016-2020) the board’s annual plan and the university’s 2009 E.C. first quarter plan performance report.

JU community has been grieved by the death of Dr. Balcha Abera

JU community has been grieved by the death of one of its veteran staff Dr. Balcha Abera , an Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, who passed away on December 28, 2016 at his home. He had been serving the university in his area of expertise for many years. Dr. Balacha has a PHD in Plant Physiology from Addis Ababa University and has been teaching and advising post graduate students at his department and engaged in research and several community service activities. He published more than 20 times in reputable journals.


A one day brief forum was held on the ‘Recognition of Gada System as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World’

The College of ‘ Social Sciences and Humanities ‘ in cooperation with the’ Institute of Oromo Studies’  has organized a one day brief forum on the ‘ Recognition of Gada System as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World’.


JU Signs Memorandum of Understanding with MBAD

JU has signed Memorandum of Understanding with MBAD Medical equipment and service PLC, for the establishment of Dialysis center at JU Teaching & Referral Hospital. The agreement stipulates that MBAD will provide all the required medical equipment, utilities and supplies, while JU will avail the necessary facilities for the treatment of patients.


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