Yohannes Wado

Yohannes Wado

Associate Research Scientist

ABOUT Yohannes Wado

Yohannes is working under the Population Dynamics and Reproductive Health (PDRH) Program on several projects: Kenya National Adolescent Mental Health Survey (KNAMHS) , Evaluation of In Their Hands (ITH) programme, Increasing Regional Level Evidence to Facilitate the Demographic Dividend in Africa, Adolescent Girls Initiative Kenya (AGIK) and Countdown to 2030 Adolescent SRH projects.

PhD in Public Health from Addis Ababa University , double Masters Degrees in Demography and Populations studies from the university of Groningen ( the Netherlands) and Addis Ababa University. Before joining APHRC, Yohannes worked as Senior Advisor for Research and Evaluation at Ipas Ethiopia for two and half years and as assistant professor at Jimma University in South West Ethiopia.

Yohannes is driven by the motivation that research and evidence make a difference in promoting good health and wellbeing.
His research interests include fertility and family planning, sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and youth and social determinants of adolescent health.

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Yohannes has authored many journal articles on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, family planning and comprehensive abortion care. He was a fellow of the African Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (ADDRF), a fellow of the PRB policy communication program during his PhD study and currently a fellow of African Research Excellence Fund.

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