A Family in Philadelphia Donated Medical Books to UoG

Professor Bekele Afessa, MD.(1956 – 2013)The Family of the late Professor Bekele Afessa donated more than 340 medical books to the University of Gondar. According to the society of critical care medicine, Dr. Afessa, born and raised in Ethiopia, earned his bachelor’s degree in physical science from the then Haile Selassie I University, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1973. He [...]

New Scholarship Grant Opened for Medicine and Health Science Students

Mr Abraham Zegeye (Left) and Dr Desalegne MengeshaOne of the biggest challenges to College students elsewhere in the developing world is economic constraint and the case is not different for Ethiopian higher education students. Many Universities devise different modalities to support economically disadvantaged students in order to make them focus on their studies. This effort, however, may not always be successful enough [...]

Health Education and Behavioral Sciences Unit Established

The University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences recently established the Health Education and Behavioral Sciences Unit within the Institute of Public Health. The unit was established because the College recognizes that conducting health education and promoting behavioral change are effective strategies to improving the health and wellbeing of university students, staff, the Gondar community [...]

Professor Afework Kassu, Vice President for Research and Community Services, attends the annual Global-Knowledge Exchange Network (G-KEN) Conference in London

Professor Afework Kassu, Vice President for Research and Community Services, University of Gondar, attended the 3rd G-KEN Multidisciplinary Conference on November 23 and 24, 2013. The aim of the conference was to strengthen knowledge and build communication between new and established academicians, practitioners and researchers within Africa and abroad. The conference organized discussions on “Exploring [...]