AMU Project code 


Project status 




Project phase 


Partner/ country 

University of Bergen, Norway 

AMU coordinating office(s) 

Vice President for Academic Affairs (NORHED-SENUPH project coordination office, Abaya campus) 

Project type 

Education, Research  

Project location 

College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology  

Target Communities 

PhD and MSc students 

Project coordinator  

Fekadu Massebo (PhD) 

Principal investigator  

Fekadu Massebo (PhD) 

Total project budget () 


Project start 


Project end 


Contact person (e-mail) 

Fekadu Massebo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 

Project Management Office 

Office of the Director for Grant and Collaborative Project Management: Dr. Thomas Torora (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) 



The South Ethiopia Network of Universities in Public Health represents a joint research and capacity building network of Arba Minch, Dilla and Hawassa Universities in southern Ethiopia, and University of Bergen in Norway. The focus is on public health and the project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity for teaching and supervision by improving research capacity and building independent senior researchers. The overall aim of this project is to improve the health of people in southern Ethiopia.  


  1. Adilo Assa, Nigatu Eligo, Fekadu Massebo (2022). Diversity of Anopheles mosquitoes and the challenge of morphological misclassification: an implication for entomological surveillance and monitoring, southwestern Ethiopia. Malaria Journal (Under review) 
  1. Netsanet Asfaw, Berhanu Hiruy, Netsanet Mengistu, and Fekadu Massebo (2022) Evaluating the Efficacy of Various Traps in Catching Tsetse Flies at Nech Sar and Maze National Parks, Southwestern Ethiopia: An Implication for Trypanosoma Vector Control. PLOSE Neglected Tropical Diseases (Under revision) 
  1. Tamirat Tomas, Nigatu Eligo, Girum Tamiru, Fekadu Massebo (2022). Outdoor and early hour human biting activities of malaria mosquitoes and the suitability of clay pot for outdoor resting mosquito collection in malaria endemic villages of southern Rift valley, Ethiopia. Parasite Epidemiol Control (Revision submitted) 
  1. Tekle Olbamo, Endashaw Esayas, Tizazu Gebre and Fekadu Massebo (2021). An evaluation of repellency and feeding inhibition of ethno-medicinal plants against major malaria vectors in southern Ethiopia. Parasites Vectors, 14:1903. 
  1. Endashaw Esayas, Adugna Woyessa, Fekadu Massebo (2020). Malaria infection clustered into small residential areas in lowlands of southern Ethiopia. Parasite Epidemiol Control, 10: e00149 
  1. Melkam Abiye Zeru, Simon Shibru, Fekadu Massebo (2020). Host-seeking behavior and hourly biting rhythm of vectors in malaria endemic district of Arba Minch area, Southwest Ethiopia. Parasite Vector, 13:322  
  1. Myrthe Pareyn, Abena Kochora, Luca Van Rooy, Nigatu Eligo, Bram Vanden Broecke Nigatu Girma, Behailu Merdekios, Teklu Wegayehu, Louis Maes, Guy Caljon, Bernt Lindtjørn, Herwig Leirs, Fekadu Massebo (2020). Feeding behavior and activity of Phlebotomus pedifer and potential reservoir hosts of Leishmania aethiopica in southwestern Ethiopia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 14: e0007947 
  1. Wondemeneh Mekuriaw, Meshesha Balkew, Louisa A. Messenger, Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Adugna Woyessa, and Fekadu Massebo (2019). The effect of ivermectin on fertility, fecundity and mortality of Anopheles arabiensis feed on treated humans in Ethiopia. Malar J, 18: 357 
  1. Zerihun Desalegn, Teklu Wegayehu, and Fekadu Massebo (2018). Wall-type and indoor residual spraying application quality affect the residual efficacy of indoor residual spray against wild malaria vector in southwest Ethiopia. Malar J, 17:300 
  1. 14. Solomon Kinde Getawen, Temesgen Ashine, Fekadu Massebo, Daniel Woldeyes, Bernt Lindtjørn (2018). Exploring the impact of house screening intervention on entomological indices and incidence of malaria in Arba Minch town, southwest Ethiopia: a randomized control trial. Acta Trop, 181:84-94 
  1. Taye Yohannes, Fekadu Massebo, Bernt Lindtjørn (2017). Variation in species composition and infection rate of Anopheles mosquitoes at different altitudinal transects, and the risk of malaria in the highland of Dirashe Woreda, south Ethiopia. Parasite Vector, 10: 343 
  1. Misrak Abraham, Fekadu Massebo, Bernt Lindtjørn (2017). High entomological inoculation rate and resistance of malaria vectors to pyrethroid insecticides in area of high coverage of bed nets in south-west Ethiopia: implication for residual malaria transmission. Parasite Epidemiol Control, 2: 61-69