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Volume 7 Number 2 December 1993

The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development


Editor-in-Chief: Asfaw Desta

Associate Editor-in-Chief: Derege Kebede

Gebre-Emanuel Teka Hailegnaw Eshete

Hailu Yeneneh Mehari Woldeab

Tesfaye Bulto Tigest Ketsela

David Zakus Zewdie Wolde-Gebriel

Publication officer: Simon Tekle-Haimanot

Secretary: Meskerm Buzuayehu


Jointly Sponsored


The Ethiopian Public Health Association & The Addis Ababa University

The Editorial Office of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development

is the Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University.

The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development P.O.Box 32812, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Telephone: 157701 or 518999 ext.7, FAX: (251-1) 517701
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Addis Ababa University

Faculty of Medicine

Department of Community Health

The Department of Community Health in the Faculty of Medicine of Addis Ababa University wants interested individuals to be aware of the Master of Public Health Degree Program which will welcome a new class of students in September 1992.

The program includes basic postgraduate courses in Management, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Maternal and Child Health, Health Education, Environmental Health and Nutrition. Another vital part of the curriculum is the Community Health Residency in an Awraja Health Department or its equivalent.

The candidate's individual interests and career plans can be pursued in an area of concentration and thesis research. The applied research project is carried out during the second year, usually in the location of the Community Health Residency.

The program continues for 22 months from September 1992 until July 1994. Application forms are available at the Registrar's Office in the Sidist Kilo Campus of the University. All documents must be submitted to the Registrar's Office between March and May 1992. Equally important is obtaining letters of support from institutions which plan to utilize the new knowledge and skills acquired by the trainee. Most candidates are sponsored by the Ministry of Health. The Department encourages other institutions to do likewise.

Prospective students must have at least a baccalaureate degree, previous training in a health or related professions, and at least two years' experience in health or related services. Other academic requirements are as specified in the application form of the School of Graduate Studies of the University.

If you have inquiries please forward them to Dr.Derege Kebede, Head, Dept. of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, P.O.Box 1176, Addis Ababa.

Fax: 251-1-51-77-01

1. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development is a multi-disciplinary publication concerned with the broad field of health development. The Journal publishes analytical, descriptive and methodological papers, as well as original research, on public health problems, management of health services, health care needs and socio-economic and political factors related to health and development. Book reviews, letters to the editor, news items and short communication are also acceptable. Articles which support the goals of "Health for All by the Year 2000" through the primary health care approach are particularly welcome. Contributions from and/or about developing countries in general and African countries in particular will be given priority. The following is a representative, but not exhaustive, list of subjects of interest to the Journal: health policy and health politics, health planning, monitoring and evaluation, health administration, organization of health services, hospital administration, health manpower, including training, health statistics/health information systems, maternal and child health and family planning, environmental health and water, food and nutrition, communicable diseases, health education, epidemiology, community involvement, intersectoral activities, health economics/financing of health department, health technology, drug supply and distribution, international health organizations/technical cooperation among developing countries.

2. All manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor of the Journal. Manuscripts will be considered for publication on the understanding that they have not been previously published and are not simultaneously submitted or published elsewhere. This does not refer to papers presented orally at symposia or other proceedings. Each manuscript will be assessed by at least two reviewers knowledgeable in the relevant subject. Manuscripts that are accepted for publication become the property of the Journal; rejected manuscripts will be returned to the author.

3. Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate, typewritten on one side of quarto or A4 paper with double spacing and liberal margins. There should be a single separate title page containing the title, each author's full name, with the senior author listed first, organization or institution where the work was done, each author's present address if different and the name and full postal address of the author to whom correspondence should be addressed. Acknowledgements of those making substantive contributions to the paper, and any relevant informations such as if the paper was presented at a meeting or is part of a large study should be noted at the end of the manuscript. A short summary or abstract should be included on a separate page.

4. The language of the Journal is English. Articles of national importance written in Amharic might be accepted for special issues.

5. References should be cited in the text as consecutive, bracketed numbers. Those appearing for the first time in tables or figures must be numbered in sequence with those cited in the text. References in numerical sequence should be listed on a separate sheet, double-spaced, at the end of the manuscript. It is the author's responsibility to verify that all references are accurate and complete. Titles of journals should be cited in full. References should give the full facts of publication. For a book, these are; full name of the author(s) or editor(s); year of publication; full title of the series, if any, and volume number; publisher's name and city of publication; page number(s) of the citation. For an article in a journal: author's full name; title of the document; information identifying the source and location, date; Ph.D. dissertation (include department and institution), paper presented at a workshop (include name, location, month and year of workshop), mimeo or photocopy (include department and institution). References to personal communications should be placed in brackets in the text, giving the full name and date. Ethiopian names should be referred to in accordance with national usage, e.g. Taye Daniel as Taye Daniel but will be cross-referenced in indexes as, e.g. Daniel, Taye. 6. Tables should supplement not duplicate the text, unnecessary and lengthy tables are discouraged. Each table should be typed (double-spaced) in triplicate, on a separate sheet, numbered and given a suitable title. The approximate place in the text should be indicated. Place explanatory material in footnotes. Figures and illustrations should be submitted in triplicate. They should be unmounted, black and white glossy prints of line drawings or photographs; do not send original art work or negatives. Each figure or illustration should be given a number, the author's name lightly marked in pencil on the back and a brief caption, double-spaced, should be typed on a separate sheet. If it is not possible to provide glossy prints of figure, they should be accurately drawn in black ink on good quality white paper and the numbers and wording should be typed on an overly of tracing paper, not on the figure itself. Coloured illustrations will be reproduced at the author's expense.

7. Miscellaneous. The generic names of drugs should be used; if necessary, the proprietary name may be placed in parenthesis after the generic name. When percentages are used in case studies, the actual numbers should be indicated as well. e.g. 39/75, (52%). The first time an abbreviation or acronym is used it should be preceded by the full name for which it stands.

8. Twenty reprints will be supplied free to the senior author. Additional reprints may be ordered and paid for in advance.

9. The Editorial Board reserves the right of final acceptance, rejection and editorial correction of papers submitted. Authors are responsible for all statements made in their work including changes made by the copy editor. Priority and time of publication are governed by the Editorial Board's decision.

Ethiopian Journal of Health Development, P.O.Box 32812, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Journal will publish at least two issues a year.

Ethiopia (in Birr) institutional 18 (annual) & 10 (single), individual 12 (annual) & 7 (single), student 8 (annual) & 5 (single). Africa (in U.S$) institutional 18 (annual) & 10 (single), individual 12 (annula) & 7 (single), student 8 (annual) & 5 (single). Overseas (in U.S$) institutional 25 (annual) & 15 (single), individual 18 (annual) & 10 (single), student 12 (annual) & 7 (single). All prices include postage (airmail outside if Ethiopia). Checks should be made out to: Chairman, Dept. of Community Health, Addis Ababa University.
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