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Eskindir Loha Shumbullo

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • E-maileskindir.l.shumbullo@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Årstadveien 21
    Overlege Danielssens hus
    5020 Bergen
    Room 
    5th Floor
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7804
    5020 Bergen

Medical Statistics, Epidemiology, Research Methodology

Methods in Global Health Research (INTH315) course coordinator and main responsible person for the sub-course -Epidemiology (Autumn Semester, 2023)

Misganu E, Mekidim K, Yilma C, Emebet M, Tebeje M, Eskindir L and Ayalew A. Low long‑lasting insecticidal net use in malaria elimination areas in Southern Ethiopia: results from community based cross‑sectional study. Malaria Journal (2024) 23:94

Loha E. Association between Livestock Ownership and Malaria Incidence in South-Central Ethiopia: A Cohort Study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 Apr 24;108(6):1145-1150. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0719. Print 2023 Jun 7. PMID: 37094783 Free PMC article.

Kumma WP, Loha E. Dietary patterns and their association with cardiovascular risk factors in Ethiopia: A community-based cross-sectional study.  Front Nutr. 2023 Mar 23;10:1074296. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2023.1074296. eCollection 2023. PMID: 37032774 Free PMC article.

Tesfaye SH, Loha E, Johansson KA, Lindtjørn B. Cost-effectiveness of pulse oximetry and integrated management of childhood illness for diagnosing severe pneumonia. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2022 Jul 28;2(7):e0000757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgph.0000757. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36962478 Free PMC article.

Tadege B, Mekonnen Z, Dana D, Tiruneh A, Sharew B, Dereje E, Loha E, Ayana M, Levecke B. Assessment of the nail contamination with soil-transmitted helminths in schoolchildren in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2022 Jun 29;17(6):e0268792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0268792. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35767573 Free PMC article.

Kumma WP, Lindtjørn B, Loha E. Modifiable cardiovascular disease risk factors among adults in southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2022 Apr 4;12(4):e057930. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-057930. PMID: 35379634 Free PMC article.

Tadege B, Mekonnen Z, Dana D, Sharew B, Dereje E, Loha E, Verweij JJ, Casaert S, Vlaminck J, Ayana M, Levecke B. Assessment of environmental contamination with soil-transmitted helminths life stages at school compounds, households and open markets in Jimma Town, Ethiopia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2022 Apr 4;16(4):e0010307. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0010307. eCollection 2022 Apr. PMID: 35377880 Free PMC article.

Zenebe MH, Mekonnen Z, Loha E, Padalko E. Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infections Mother-Newborn Pair Study in Southern Ethiopia. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2021 Dec 30;2021:4646743. doi: 10.1155/2021/4646743. eCollection 2021. PMID: 35003406 Free PMC article.

Kumma WP, Lindtjørn B, Loha E. Prevalence of hypertension, and related factors among adults in Wolaita, southern Ethiopia: A community-based cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2021 Dec 15;16(12):e0260403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260403. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34910760 Free PMC article.

Zenebe MH, Mekonnen Z, Loha E, Padalko E. Seroprevalence and associated factors of maternal cytomegalovirus in Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2021 Oct 21;11(10):e051390. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051390. PMID: 34675017 Free PMC article.

Belayneh M, Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Spatial Variation of Child Stunting and Maternal Malnutrition after Controlling for Known Risk Factors in a Drought-Prone Rural Community in Southern Ethiopia. Ann Glob Health. 2021 Aug 18;87(1):85. doi: 10.5334/aogh.3286. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34458109 Free PMC article.

Orsango AZ, Habtu W, Lejisa T, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Engebretsen IMS. Iron deficiency anemia among children aged 2-5 years in southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. PeerJ. 2021 Jun 28;9:e11649. doi: 10.7717/peerj.11649. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34249504 Free PMC article.

Orsango AZ, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Engebretsen IMS. Co-morbid anaemia and stunting among children 2-5 years old in southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study. BMJ Paediatr Open. 2021 Jun 18;5(1):e001039. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2021-001039. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34222679 Free PMC article.

Zenebe MH, Mekonnen Z, Loha E, Padalko E. Prevalence, risk factors and association with delivery outcome of curable sexually transmitted infections among pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2021 Mar 24;16(3):e0248958. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248958. eCollection 2021. PMID: 33760867 Free PMC article.

Belayneh M, Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Seasonal Variation of Household Food Insecurity and Household Dietary Diversity on Wasting and Stunting among Young Children in A Drought Prone Area in South Ethiopia: A Cohort Study. Ecol Food Nutr. 2021 Jan-Feb;60(1):44-69. doi: 10.1080/03670244.2020.1789865. Epub 2020 Jul 16. PMID: 32672490

Orsango AZ, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Engebretsen IMS. Efficacy of processed amaranth-containing bread compared to maize bread on hemoglobin, anemia and iron deficiency anemia prevalence among two-to-five year-old anemic children in Southern Ethiopia: A cluster randomized controlled trial. PLoS One. 2020 Sep 28;15(9):e0239192. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239192. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32986748 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Borde MT, Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Incidence of postpartum and neonatal illnesses and utilization of healthcare services in rural communities in southern Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2020 Aug 27;15(8):e0237852. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0237852. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32853242 Free PMC article.

Tesfaye SH, Gebeyehu Y, Loha E, Johansson KA, Lindtjørn B. Pulse oximeter with integrated management of childhood illness for diagnosis of severe childhood pneumonia at rural health institutions in Southern Ethiopia: results from a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2020 Jun 21;10(6):e036814. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-036814. PMID: 32565474 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Borde MT, Loha E, Johansson KA, Lindtjørn B. Financial risk of seeking maternal and neonatal healthcare in southern Ethiopia: a cohort study of rural households. Int J Equity Health. 2020 May 18;19(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-01183-7. PMID: 32423409 Free PMC article.

Borde MT, Loha E, Johansson KA, Lindtjorn B. Utilisation of health services fails to meet the needs of pregnancy-related illnesses in rural southern Ethiopia: A prospective cohort study.  PLoS One. 2019 Dec 4;14(12):e0215195. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215195. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31800574 Free PMC article.

Kabalo BY, Gebreyesus SH, Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Performance of an adapted household food insecurity access scale in measuring seasonality in household food insecurity in rural Ethiopia: a cohort analysis. BMC Nutr. 2019 Nov 20;5:54. doi: 10.1186/s40795-019-0323-6. eCollection 2019. PMID: 32153967 Free PMC article.

Solomon T, Loha E, Deressa W, Gari T, Lindtjørn B. Spatiotemporal clustering of malaria in southern-central Ethiopia: A community-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2019 Sep 30;14(9):e0222986. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222986. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31568489 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Zekewos A, Egeno T, Loha E. The magnitude of hypertension and its risk factors in southern Ethiopia: A community based study. PLoS One. 2019 Aug 28;14(8):e0221726. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221726. eCollection 2019. PMID: 31461475 Free PMC article.

Hailemariam S, Gebeyehu Y, Loha E, Johansson KA, Lindtjørn B. Inadequate management of pneumonia among children in South Ethiopia: findings from descriptive study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jun 26;19(1):426. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4242-7. PMID: 31242946 Free PMC article.

Kenea O, Balkew M, Tekie H, Deressa W, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Overgaard HJ. Impact of combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets on Anopheles arabiensis in Ethiopia: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial. Malar J. 2019 May 24;18(1):182. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2811-1. PMID: 31126286 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Solomon T, Loha E, Deressa W, Balkew M, Gari T, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Correction to: Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study. Malar J. 2019 Apr 19;18(1):142. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2772-4. PMID: 31003595 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Deressa W, Gari T, Balkew M, Kenea O, Solomon T, Hailu A, Robberstad B, Assegid M, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying may not be sufficient to eliminate malaria in a low malaria incidence area: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in Ethiopia. Malar J. 2019 Apr 18;18(1):141. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2775-1. PMID: 30999957 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Solomon T, Loha E, Deressa W, Gari T, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Low use of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention in south-central Ethiopia: A community-based cohort study. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 10;14(1):e0210578. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210578. eCollection 2019. PMID: 30629675 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Hailu A, Lindtjørn B, Deressa W, Gari T, Loha E, Robberstad B. Cost-effectiveness of a combined intervention of long lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying compared with each intervention alone for malaria prevention in Ethiopia. Cost Eff Resour Alloc. 2018 Nov 22;16:61. doi: 10.1186/s12962-018-0164-1. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30498400 Free PMC article.

Zekewos A, Loha E, Egeno T, Wubshet K, Merga Z. Prevalence of Diabetes Mellitus and Associated Factors in Southern Ethiopia: A Community Based Study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2018 Jul;28(4):451-460. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v28i4.11. PMID: 30607058 Free PMC article.

Solomon T, Loha E, Deressa W, Balkew M, Gari T, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study. Malar J. 2018 Jun 20;17(1):239. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2391-5. PMID: 29925371 Free PMC article.

Ergete S, Sorsa S, Loha E, Asnake S. Trend of Malaria Cases in Hana and Keyafer Health Centers, South Omo Zone, Southern Ethiopia. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2018 May;28(3):277-286. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v28i3.5. PMID: 29983527 Free PMC article.

Doda Z, Solomon T, Loha E, Gari T, Lindtjørn B. A qualitative study of use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for intended and unintended purposes in Adami Tullu, East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia. Malar J. 2018 Feb 6;17(1):69. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2209-5. PMID: 29409511 Free PMC article.

Gari T, Loha E, Deressa W, Solomon T, Lindtjørn B. Malaria increased the risk of stunting and wasting among young children in Ethiopia: Results of a cohort study. PLoS One. 2018 Jan 11;13(1):e0190983. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190983. eCollection 2018. PMID: 29324840 Free PMC article.

Lebso M, Anato A, Loha E. Prevalence of anemia and associated factors among pregnant women in Southern Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2017 Dec 11;12(12):e0188783. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188783. eCollection 2017. PMID: 29228009 Free PMC article.

Hailu A, Lindtjørn B, Deressa W, Gari T, Loha E, Robberstad B. Economic burden of malaria and predictors of cost variability to rural households in south-central Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2017 Oct 11;12(10):e0185315. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0185315. eCollection 2017. PMID: 29020063 Free PMC article.

Nissen A, Cook J, Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Proximity to vector breeding site and risk of Plasmodium vivax infection: a prospective cohort study in rural Ethiopia. Malar J. 2017 Sep 19;16(1):380. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-2031-5. PMID: 28927422 Free PMC article.

Worku M, Loha E. Assessment of client satisfaction on emergency department services in Hawassa University Referral Hospital, Hawassa, Southern Ethiopia. BMC Emerg Med. 2017 Jun 27;17(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12873-017-0132-7. PMID: 28655304 Free PMC article.

Gari T, Loha E, Deressa W, Solomon T, Atsbeha H, Assegid M, Hailu A, Lindtjørn B. Anaemia among children in a drought affected community in south-central Ethiopia. PLoS One. 2017 Mar 14;12(3):e0170898. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170898. eCollection 2017. PMID: 28291790 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Desalegn K, Loha E, Meskele M. The Current Status and Factors Associated With Implanon Service Provision by the Health Extension Workers at the Health Post Level, Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Family Reprod Health. 2017 Mar;11(1):7-17. PMID: 29114263 Free PMC article.

Kassa A, Loha E, Esaiyas A. Prevalence of khat chewing and its effect on academic performance in Sidama zone, Southern Ethiopia. Afr Health Sci. 2017 Mar;17(1):175-185. doi: 10.4314/ahs.v17i1.22. PMID: 29026391 Free PMC article.

Eshete H, Abebe Y, Loha E, Gebru T, Tesheme T. Nutritional Status and Effect of Maternal Employment among Children Aged 6-59 Months in Wolayta Sodo Town, Southern Ethiopia: A Cross-sectional Study. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2017 Mar;27(2):155-162. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v27i2.8. PMID: 28579711 Free PMC article.

Kenea O, Balkew M, Tekie H, Gebre-Michael T, Deressa W, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Overgaard HJ. Comparison of two adult mosquito sampling methods with human landing catches in south-central Ethiopia. Malar J. 2017 Jan 13;16(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1668-9. PMID: 28086776 Free PMC article.

Melese B, Bayu B, Wondwossen F, Tilahun K, Lema S, Ayehu M, Loha E. Prevalence of mental distress and associated factors among Hawassa University medical students, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. BMC Res Notes. 2016 Nov 8;9(1):485. doi: 10.1186/s13104-016-2289-7. PMID: 27821143 Free PMC article.

Kenea O, Balkew M, Tekie H, Gebre-Michael T, Deressa W, Loha E, Lindtjørn B, Overgaard HJ. Human-biting activities of Anopheles species in south-central Ethiopia. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Sep 30;9(1):527. doi: 10.1186/s13071-016-1813-x. PMID: 27716416 Free PMC article.

Hailu A, Lindtjørn B, Deressa W, Gari T, Loha E, Robberstad B. Equity in long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in a rural South Central Ethiopia. Malar J. 2016 Jul 16;15:366. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1425-0. PMID: 27422024 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Gari T, Kenea O, Loha E, Deressa W, Hailu A, Balkew M, Gebre-Michael T, Robberstad B, Overgaard HJ, Lindtjørn B. Malaria incidence and entomological findings in an area targeted for a cluster-randomized controlled trial to prevent malaria in Ethiopia: results from a pilot study. Malar J. 2016 Mar 8;15:145. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1199-4. PMID: 26957044 Free PMC article.

Deressa W, Loha E, Balkew M, Hailu A, Gari T, Kenea O, Overgaard HJ, Gebremichael T, Robberstad B, Lindtjørn B.  Combining long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2016 Jan 12;17:20. doi: 10.1186/s13063-016-1154-2. PMID: 26758744 Free PMC article.Clinical Trial.

Abebe H, Abebe Y, Loha E, Stoecker BJ. Consumption of vitamin A rich foods and dark adaptation threshold of pregnant women at Damot Sore District, Wolayita, Southern Ethiopia. Ethiop J Health Sci. 2014 Jul;24(3):219-26. doi: 10.4314/ejhs.v24i3.5. PMID: 25183928 Free PMC article.

Lunde TM, Korecha D, Loha E, Sorteberg A, Lindtjørn B. A dynamic model of some malaria-transmitting anopheline mosquitoes of the Afrotropical region. I. Model description and sensitivity analysis. Malar J. 2013 Jan 23;12:28. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-28. PMID: 23342980 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Tefera K, Lindtjørn B. Freely distributed bed-net use among Chano Mille residents, south Ethiopia: a longitudinal study. Malar J. 2013 Jan 18;12:23. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-23. PMID: 23331899 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Predictors of Plasmodium falciparum malaria incidence in Chano Mille, South Ethiopia: a longitudinal study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Sep;87(3):450-459. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2012.12-0155. Epub 2012 Jul 23. PMID: 22826493 Free PMC article.

Tamiru D, Belachew T, Loha E, Mohammed S. Sub-optimal breastfeeding of infants during the first six months and associated factors in rural communities of Jimma Arjo Woreda, Southwest Ethiopia. BMC Public Health. 2012 May 18;12:363. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-363. PMID: 22607266 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Lunde TM, Lindtjørn B. Effect of bednets and indoor residual spraying on spatio-temporal clustering of malaria in a village in south Ethiopia: a longitudinal study. PLoS One. 2012;7(10):e47354. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047354. Epub 2012 Oct 12. PMID: 23077598 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Lindtjørn B. Model variations in predicting incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria using 1998-2007 morbidity and meteorological data from south Ethiopia. Malar J. 2010 Jun 16;9:166. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-166. PMID: 20553590 Free PMC article.

Daka D, Loha E. Relationship between total lymphocyte count (TLC) and CD4 count among peoples living with HIV, Southern Ethiopia: a retrospective evaluation. AIDS Res Ther. 2008 Dec 22;5:26. doi: 10.1186/1742-6405-5-26. PMID: 19102769 Free PMC article.

Loha E, Asefa M, Jira C, Tesema F. Assessment of Quality of Care in Family Planning Services in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia. Ethiop. J. Health Dev. 2004; 8(1):8-18

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BSc in Public Health, Jimma University

MSc in International Health (Track: Health Research Methods) -University of Copenhagen, University College London and University of Bergen

PhD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen. Thesis: https://hdl.handle.net/1956/7230