Yohannes Wado

Yohannes Wado

Research Scientist

ABOUT Yohannes Wado

Yohannes Dibaba Wado is a Research Scientist at APHRC, working under the Sexual, Reproductive Maternal, Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (SRMNCAH) unit. His research areas of interest include fertility and family planning, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), adolescent health, social determinants of health, and the evaluation of SRHR programs. Yohannes has several grants and successfully managed research and evaluation projects on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, adolescent mental health, SRHR of refugees, abortion, and family planning.

He holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from Addis Ababa University and double Masters Degrees in Demography and Populations studies from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and Addis Ababa University respectively. Before joining APHRC in July 2017, Yohannes worked as Senior Advisor for Research and Evaluation at Ipas Ethiopia where he led research and monitoring and evaluation activities. From 2004-2010, he served as a lecturer and assistant professor at Jimma University in South West Ethiopia.

Current projects:

Baobab: Filling gaps in evidence to enhance sexual and reproductive health and rights among vulnerable populations in refugee settings in the east and horn of Africa.

Kenya National Adolescent Mental Health Survey (K-NAMHS)

Grand Challenges Canada (GCC) adolescent contraception study: promoting contraceptive use and continuation among young mothers in Nairobi slums

Countdown to 2030: Strengthening country analysis of RMNCAH and nutrition

Adolescent Girls Initiative – Kenya
Adolescent girls in Kenya face considerable risks and vulnerabilities that…
Countdown to 2030
Countdown to 2030 for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (CD2030)…
Evaluation of in their hands program
The In Their Hands (ITH) program aims to increase adolescents’…
Quality of Post-Abortion Care in Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Nigeria
Currently, about 90% of women of childbearing age in Africa…