By Tizta Tilahun, Post-doctoral Research Scientist, APHRC via Conversation Africa Family planning improves child survival and reduces maternal deaths. But the uptake of family planning in Africa is only 33%, nearly half the...
Tizta works under the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health Program. She is currently working on two projects – Increasing Regional Level Evidence to Facilitate the Demographic Dividend in Africa and Maternal Near-Misses due to unsafe abortion in Kenya.
Tizta holds a PhD in Social-Health Sciences; Medical-Social Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium, an MSc in Population Studies specialized in Reproductive Health from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Bahir Dar University. Before joining APHRC, Tizta worked in Jimma and Addis Ababa Universities as an Assistant Professor and researcher from 2006-2016. Her research interests include family planning and fertility, and causes of health inequalities in the life course focusing on women’s and child’s health.
She is driven by the unique nature of conducting research and its contribution to society.
Tizta is a member of several professional associations such as Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), Ghent Africa Platform (GAP), and Population Association of America (PAA).