ነባር እና አዲስ የመቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ ተማሪዎች እንኳን ወደ ሰሜናዊቷ መቐለ ከተማ እንዲሁም ወደ አንጋፋው መቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ በሰላም መጣችሁ።

የዩኒቨርሲቲው ማህበረሰብ መልካም የትምህርት ዘመን እንዲሆንላችሁ ይመኛል።

1 በመቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ የጤና ሳይንስ ኮሌጅ ለአዲስ ገቢ ተማሪዎች የእንኳን ደህና መጣችሁ እና የገለፃ መርሀ-ግብር ተካሂዷል። የኮሌጁ ከፍተኛ ሃላፊዎች እና የሁሉም ት/ት ክፍል ተወካዮች የመልካም ምኞትና የዩኒቨርሲቲው ህግና ደንብ በተመለከተ ገለፃ የተደረገላቸው ሲሆን በቆይታቸው ያለምንም ስጋት ትምህርታቸው እንዲከታተሉ መልእክት አስተላልፈዋል። የመማር ማስተማር ሂደቱም በመርሀ-ግብሩ መሰረት በዩኒቨርሲቲ ደረጃ የነባር ተማሪዎች ሰኞ 16/2011 ዓ/ም የጀመረ ሲሆ የአዲስ ተማሪዎችም መጪው ሰኞ 26/2011 ዓ/ም ይጀምራል።  

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2 የደም ልገሳ መርሀ-ግብር በአይደር ሆስፒታል ተካሄደ። በዓይደር ሆስፒታል እና በሁሉም የጤና ተቋማት የደም ፈላጊ ወገኖች በየጊዜው እየጨመረ መሆኑ ይታወቃል። በተለይም የክረምት ጊዜ የከፍተኛ ተቋማት ተማሪዎች የእረፍት ጊዜ በመሆኑ እንደ ምክንያት ይታሰባል። በዚህም መሰረት በዓይደር ግቢ ለተከታታይ አምስት ቀናት የደም ልገሳ መርሀ-ግብር የተካሄደ ቢሆንም በሚፈለገው መጠን ባለመሰብሰቡ እና የአንድ ወቅት ስራ ባለመሆኑ ደም ለመለገስ ፍላጎት ያላቸው የዩኒቨርሲቲው እና የመቐለ ከተማ የህ/ሰብ ክፍሎች እንዲሁም ማህበራት የሚተካ ደም በመለገስ የማይተካ ህይወት ማዳን እንደምትችሉ እንገልፃለን።  

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3 በመቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አይደር ግቢ የበጎ አድራጎት ማህበር የትምህርት ቁሳቁስ ድጋፍ አደረገ። በመቐለ ዩኒቨርሲቲ አይደር ግቢ የበጎ አድራጎት ማህበር ከአይደር፣ ገምበላ እና ዓዲ-ሽምድሑን አንደኛ ደረጃ ት/ት ቤቶች ለተውጣጡ እና የመግዣ አቅም ለሌላቸው 240 ተማሪዎች የትምህርት ቁሳቁስ (ደብተር፣ እስክርቢቶ እና እርሳስ) ድጋፍ አበረከተ። ይህንን እንዲሳካ የገንዘብ፣ የቁሳቁስ፣ የሀሳብ እና የጉልበት አበርክቶ ላደረጉ አካላት በማህበሩ ስም እናመሰግናለን።

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4 World pharmacist day was commemorated with a theme of “Pharmacists: Your Medicines Expert” in Ayder hospital, College of health sciences, Mekelle University. Pharmacists from different sites participated to celebrate the day. Welcoming speech was delivered by Mr. Muley Abraha, head of the hospital pharmacy. Dr. Mehari Abraha, Vice chief of the clinical director made an opening speech by mentioning the role pharmacists play inwards, industry and the community.

Mr. BerhaneYohannes, Chairperson of EPA Mekelle Branch, and Head of the Public and international relations office also presented the roles and responsibilities of the professional associations and the current situation of the pharmacy profession in Ethiopia. Based on this presentation, participants discussed on how to improve the quality of pharmacy service and they also raised their concern on the expectations and the actual roles professional association is currently playing in Ethiopia and, hence, recommended that professional associations are expected to work harder to improve pharmaceutical services in the country. They also promised to celebrate world pharmacists’ day next year and the years after in a more colorful and organized manner. 

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5 A workshop on assessment of the KMC (Kangaroo mother care) development was conducted. KMC project is one of the colleges of health sciences projects, which is implementing in collaboration with Tigray Regional Health Bureau and World Health Organization, WHO. The project is running on caring neonates their weight is under 2500 k.g in health institutions at three weredas including Mekelle and Enderta areas. It has been implemented for one and half year. According to the report discussed in the workshop, it has well progress and could able to reduce neonatal mortality.

Dr. Hagos Godefay, Head of the Tigray Regional Health Bureau on his opening speech appreciated stakeholders participated in the project and mainly those involved practically in the service. He also stated though, the KMC research project end, the system will be functional as it has a sign of improvement in our quality services. Representatives of four hospitals have explained their experience to the audience and the audience shared comments on its continuity, follow-up in referral system, creating awareness for the community, on related topics also like; vaccination, society based integrated clinical services, postnatal treatment etc. during the session, a documentary film describes the significance of KMC has launched and distributed to all weredas.   

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6 The monthly Ayder enlightenment forum has been held on the topic“Transforming the Health System in Tigray” on Friday, October 12, 2018. The invited speaker was Dr. Hagos Godefay, Head of the Tigray Regional Health Bureau. He shared his view on the strategic priorities for transforming the health system and addresses the current status of Tigrai Health system corresponding with some identified best practice of WHO’s frame of standards. Dr. Hagos also speaks about what needs to be done to transform the current health system into an enhanced level.

He also highlighted the success, challenges, and prospects of the current health system in the region. Accordingly, very detail explanations on strategic issues such us Leadership and Governance on the health sector, Health Work Force, Health Financing, Medical Products, Vaccines and Technologies, Health information, Health Service Delivery especially regarding with Health Extensions Program have been addressed to assess the current health system in the region. He then gave an explanation for the comments, questions, and recommendations of the audience. Finally, Dr. Hagos Godefay received a certificate of recognition after brief explaining about the forum has been given by Dr. Amanuel, Chief Executive Director of Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital. In the end, Dr. Amanuel also extends his gratitude to the guest speaker, the organizing committee and all participants.   

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7 Dr. Awol Yeman and Dr. Hale Teka (Staffs in gynecology/obstetrics department) participated at the Federation of International Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) 2018 at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. FIGO is the largest professional body worldwide hosting more than 10,000 Obstetrician and Gynecologists in its convention. Four (4) studies conducted at Mekelle University, Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital were accepted for presentation.    

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Dr. Awol Yeman conducted a study on “Incidence of Gestational Hypertension and its Progression towards Pre-eclampsia. This paper is one of the 10 Ipas best papers award winners for this year because there are only a few studies on this subject.

8 A delegated team led by the Chief Executive Director (CED) of College of Health Science (CHS) and Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (ACSH) of Mekelle University (Dr. Amanuel Haile) has visited the Agibe youth training and capacity building center (AYTCBC) in Tigray. The delegates were from different disciplines and different departments of CHS & ACSH. Among the delegated team members: Dr Kibrom G/Selassie (School of Medicine), Mr Shewaye Belay (Dignity Period Project), Mr Muley Abrha (ACSH Pharmacy department), Mr Hailay (ACS Hospital Metron office), Mr Birhane Yohannes (international relation) and the founder and owner of Maryam Seba Sanitary products factory (Ms. Freweini Mebrahtu) and others were participants.

The main objective of the visit was to discuss with the trainees and staff members on how to collaborate and strengthen the training center. The visiting trip was organized by Dignity Period Project; placed at College of Health Science of Mekelle University, Ayder campus.  Accordingly, the delegated team has welcomed by the coordinator of Agibe youth training and capacity building center (Mr. Berhane Kebede). Mr. Berhane has provided brief explanations about the infrastructures of the center, trained staff, and trainees, currently on provision services at the center as well as major challenges facing in the center.

The delegated team members including the Ayder Hospital CED (Dr. Amanuel) have promised to give holistic support for the training center. Among the supports promised by the visiting team were in: capacity building, donating some medical equipment and drugs for the health post within the training center were some of the mentioned. Similarly, Maryam Seba Sanitary products factory  (through the hand of Ms. Freweyni  Mebrahtu) has promised to donate 1000 Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Kits for Dignity Period Project works planned to support females in Agbe Training center and for other areas targeted by the project. The donated 1000 MHM kits each consisted of 4 reusable and washable pads and 2 pair of underwear has an estimated cost of 250000 to 300000 Birr. Hence, Dignity Period Project has donated about 450 books for both male and female trainees and about 70 MHM kits for the female trainees located in the training center. The Dignity Period Project staff members and Ms. Freweyni Mebrahtu have provided awareness creation lessons about the biology of menstruation and its hygienic management issues. 

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9 A Cure Cervical Cancer (CCC) team gave service in Ayder Hospital and trained our healthcare professionals in thermocoagulation. Dr. Gordon, one of the team traveled to Ayder hospital planning to conduct a week-long screening and treatment mission. After witnessing the dedication and passion of Ayder’s physicians and nurses, she decided to leave the equipment in their capable hands and create a sustainable “See & Treat” Clinic. Nurses Tsehay and Sara were among the first CCC Global Trainees, and they have continued to lead a thriving “See & Treat” clinic at the team has returned to donate a thermocoagulation device and provide training. Thermocoagulation, an effective treatment for pre-cancerous lesions, has several benefits over cryotherapy. Thermocoagulation does not require expensive carbon-dioxide gas, it is a shorter treatment, and it is a small, portable device ideal for mobile screenings. Residents, medical students, and nurses joined in the training and totally screened are 203 women in one week campaign out of this 180 have screened for the first time.

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