• EMwA

    Ethiopian Midwives Association, Addis Ababa

  • DebreMarkosU

     Debre Markos University, Debre Markos, Ethiopia

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    Debre Markos, Ethiopia

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    Debre Markos, Ethiopia

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    Debre Markos, Ethiopia


The Ethiopia field study site has been suspended due to political unrest in the country. Field study placements may resume in the 2019-2020 academic year if the situation stabilizes. 

TUC Public Health Program is a research partner of the Debre Markos University (DMU) Public Health Department. DMU is located in the town of Debre Markos, 300 kilometers northwest of Ethiopia’s capital. This field study site is research-focused. Students work on research projects that are jointly developed with TUC and Debre Markos faculty and students. These projects may involve the analysis of existing hospital or health facility data at the neighboring Debre Markos Referral Hospital. Student activities often include:

  • Data collection and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Research program coordination and management
  • Conducting seminars and trainings for DMU faculty and students

Research projects must be outlined and approved before students travel. 

TUC’s other Ethiopian field study partner is the national ETUC’s other Ethiopian field study partner is the national Ethiopian Midwives Association (EMwA) based in Addis Ababa. Students placed at EMwA assist with the evaluation and implementation of midwifery training activities. These placements are usually only available in the summer and fall semesters.

Course Contact:

Sahai Burrowes, PhD, MALD
Assistant Professor
Public Health Program
Touro University California
1310 Club Drive
Vallejo, CA 94592
Ofc: 707/638-5837
Fax: 707/638-5871

Click here to schedule an appointment (in-person or by phone).