Solomon Kumbi

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CONTEXT Unsafe abortion is an important health problem in Ethiopia; however, no national quantitative study of abortion incidence exists. In 2005, the penal code was revised to broaden the indications under which induced abortion is legal. It is important to measure the incidence of legal and illegal induced abortion after the change in the law. METHODS A(More)
CONTEXT Ethiopia liberalized its abortion law in 2005, primarily to reduce the incidence of unsafe abortion. However, little is known about the current extent and consequences of unsafe abortion. METHODS Data were collected in 2007-2008 on 1,932 women seeking postabortion care at a nationally representative sample of 344 public and private health(More)
BACKGROUND UNICEF/WHO recommends that infants born to HIV-infected mothers who do not have access to acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable, and safe replacement feeding should be exclusively breastfed for at least 6 months. The aim of three trials in Ethiopia, India, and Uganda was to assess whether daily nevirapine given to breastfed infants(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium sulphate is shown to be the drug of choice in the management of severe pre-eclampsia-eclampsia for over two decades. However, the drug was introduced in practice in teaching hospitals in Addis Ababa recently. Hence, it is important to audit its use at this stage. OBJECTIVES To audit the experience of magnesium sulfate use for(More)
To address the knowledge gap that exists in costing unsafe abortion in Ethiopia, estimates were derived of the cost to the health system of providing postabortion care (PAC), based on research conducted in 2008. Fourteen public and private health facilities were selected, representing 3 levels of health care. Cost information on drugs, supplies, material,(More)
Background: Comprehensive quality Post Abortion Care (PAC) is one of the important strategies to save lives where access to safe abortion is restricted by Law and services are inaccessible. Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the status of quality of PAC in health facilities of Amhara and Oromiya regional states. Methods: The study was(More)
Scar endometriosis is a rare event which usually develops after pelvic operations involving the uterus and fallopian tubes. Its diagnosis can sometimes be difficult and may be confused with various other surgical conditions. We present here a case of abdominal wall scar endometriosis in a woman who has undergone cesarean delivery four years prior to her(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate and compare the difference in pregnancy outcome in teenage pregnancies and pregnancy in an older age group. DESIGN A cross sectional observational study. SETTING Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gondar College of Medical Sciences (GCMS) Hospital. SUBJECTS All teenage pregnant women and older pregnant women who(More)
INTRODUCTION Unmonitored labor and the second stage of labor are generally considered to be associated with increased maternal and neonatal complications. Study of admissions in the second stage of labor is important to understand the situation. OBJECTIVE assess determinant factors and compare obstetric outcome of women admitted in second stage of labor(More)
BACKGROUND Sexual violence is one of the most prevalent but underreported incidents. One among many consequences of sexual violence is unwanted pregnancy. OBJECTIVES To describe events related to and factors associated with sexual violence among women with unwanted pregnancy and describe knowledge and use of contraception among these women with unwanted(More)