Research & Publications

Ongoing research projects

  • Development of artemisinin-derived medicines to improve stability and pharmacokinetic properties
  • Sustainable removal of anthelmintics as emerging environmental contaminants of high concern.
  • Evaluation of pharmaceutical quality and information content of different essential drugs in Ethiopia
  • Postmarked surveillance on quality of different NTD medicines.

Publications (2019-2023) 

  1. Sultan S, Belew S, Dereje K, Markos D, Henok T, Gemmechu H, Evelien W, Luc D and Bart DS Quality-by-design principles applied to the establishment of a pharmaceutical quality control laboratory in a resource-limited setting: the lab-water. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry. 2022; doi: 10.1155/2022/2062406.
  2. Belachew Tefera, Tamiru Tilki, Nardos Tefera, Zerihun Bayene, Sileshi Belew et al., Antimicrobial resistance status of selected bacteria isolated from animal source foods and feed in Ethiopia. Ethiopian Veterinary Journal. 2022; 26: 18-37.
  3. Belew S, Suleman S, Wynendaele E, Luc Duchateau L, De Spiegeleer B. Environmental risk assessment of the anthelmintics albendazole in eastern Africa, based on a systematic review. Environmental pollution. 2020,
  4. Jafar S, Belew S, Suleman S. Ethnobotanical Assessment and Physicochemical Properties of Commonly Used Medicinal Plants in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia: Traditional Healers Based Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Experimental Pharmacology. 2020; 12:665-681.
  5. Belew S, Suleman S, Duguma M, Teshome H, Wynendaele E, Duchateau L, De Spiegeleer B. Development of a dissolution method for lumefantrine and artemether in immediate release fixed dose artemether/lumefantrine tablets. Malaria journal. 2020; 19: 1-2.
  6. Belew S, Suleman S, Mohammed T, Mekonnen Y, Duguma M, Teshome H, Bayisa B, Wynendaele E, D’Hondt M, Duchateau L, De Spiegeleer B. Quality of fixed dose artemether/lumefantrine products in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia. Malaria journal. 2019; 18: 236.
  7. Hambisa S. Belew S, Suleman S. In-vitro comparative quality assessment of different brands of norfloxacin tablets available in Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia. Drug design, development and therapy. 2019; 13: 1241.
  8. Regassa R, Duguma M, Belachew T, Tamiru D. Environmental Enteropathy and Anaemia Status Among Under-Five Children, in Slum Areas of Jimma Town, Ethiopia.Pediatric Health Med Ther. 2023 Feb 10; 14:33-43. doi: 10.2147/PHMT.S387747.PMID: 36798588; PMCID: PMC9926931.
  9. Umeta B, Bekele A, Mohammed T, Duguma M, Teshome H, Mekonnen Y. Dissolution Profile Evaluation of Eight Brands of Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Available in Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2021 Aug 5;14:3499-3506. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S316187. PMID: 34385824; PMCID: PMC8352574.
  10. Gashe F, Wynendaele E, De Spiegeleer B, Suleman S. Degradation kinetics of artesunate for the development of an ex-tempore intravenous injection. Malar J.2022 Sep 6;21(1):256. doi: 10.1186/s12936-022-04278-4. PMID: 36068561; PMCID:PMC9450271
  11. Wado TE, Suleman S, Mohammed T. Antimicrobial Evaluation of Sequentially extracted Leaf of Vernonia auriculifera Hiern (Rejicho). BMC Complement Med Ther. 2022 Aug 12;22(1):219. doi: 10.1186/s12906-022-03690-2. PMID: 35962354; PMCID: PMC9373463.
  12. Hasen G, Edris R, Chala G, Tefera Y, Hussen H, Tekassa T, Suleman S. Medicines dispensing practice during the era of COVID-19 pandemic: a commentary. J Pharm Policy Pract. 2021 Jan 4;14(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s40545-020-00285-5. PMID:33 397497; PMCID: PMC7780590.
  13. Demeke H, Hasen G, Sosengo T, Siraj J, Tatiparthi R, Suleman S. Evaluation of Policy Governing Herbal Medicines Regulation and Its Implementation in Ethiopia.J Multidiscip Healthc. 2022 Jun 22;15:1383-1394. doi: 10.2147/JMDH.S366166. PMID: 35769191; PMCID: PMC9234184.
  14. Suleman S, Sweeney-Magee M, Pinkney S, Charbonneau K, Banh K, Hale I, Amed S. Evaluation of two social norms nudge interventions to promote healthier food choices in a Canadian grocery store. BMC Public Health. 2022 Oct 20;22(1):1946.doi: 10.1186/s12889-022-14370-8. PMID: 36266681; PMCID: PMC9583495.
  15. Aman A, Hasen G, Usman H, Suleman S. Regulatory Compliance and Associated Quality of Amoxicillin in Drug Retail Outlets of Southwestern Ethiopia. Drug Healthc Patient Saf. 2021 Nov 30;13:241-249. doi: 10.2147/DHPS.S337791. PMID: 34876858; PMCID: PMC8643136.