Hawassa University | Ethiopia
Early Academic Pursuits
Deresse Daka Gidebo embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Jimma University in 2006. His passion for learning extended to a Diploma in Computer Sciences from Debub University Dilla College, followed by a Certificate Diploma in Bible Correspondence Study from Canada IBC College in 2005.
With a solid foundation, Deresse pursued a Master's in Medical Microbiology at Addis Ababa University, Black Lion, graduating in 2011. Currently, he is committed to academic excellence as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Gondar since 2021.
Contributions and Research Focus
Deresse Daka's research endeavors encompass various critical health aspects. His ongoing studies explore the prevalence, drug resistance patterns, and associated factors of M. tuberculosis among prisoners. Additionally, he investigates the antibacterial effects of Alchemilla Abyssinica extract and assesses the impact of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions on intestinal parasites among school children in Sidama Zone.
Accolades and Recognition
Deresse has made significant contributions to education, co-authoring the Revised Community-Based Education (CBE) Implementation Guideline for Hawassa University in February 2019 and an earlier version in January 2015. Furthermore, he authored a book titled "Introduction to Immunology and Serology, Diagnostic Tool" in 2010.
Impact and Influence
Deresse's research on tuberculosis, antibacterial effects, and hygiene interventions directly addresses public health challenges. His academic contributions, including the CBE guidelines, showcase his influence on medical education methodologies.
Legacy and Future Contributions
Deresse Daka's legacy lies in bridging academia and practical healthcare. His focus on infectious diseases and community health positions him to leave a lasting impact on medical research and education. His commitment to ongoing studies and publications promises continued valuable contributions to the field.