Fekadu Aga

Full Name Name: Fekadu

Father’s Name: Aga

Grand father’s name: Bulti

Education attended
  • Diploma, Nursing, Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, 1988.
  • BSc, Nursing, Jimma Institute of Health Sciences, 1996.
  • MSc, Preventive/Community Nursing, University of Kuopio (Finland), 2006.
Academic Rank  

Assistant Professor (2014)

Working for AAU since  

Since 1999

Administrative positions held if any/ past and present



  • Director, Centralized School of Nursing, AAU (October 2006 – September 2008)
  • Director, Centralized School of Nursing, AAU (September 2002 – August 2004)
  • Assistant Dean of Students for the Faculty of Medicine (April 2000 – August 2002)
Awards ——recognitions — memberships of international bodies/ journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc
Address Campus: Black Lion Hospital

Building name: Nursing Building

Floor number: 1st Floor

Office room no. 28

Office tel. +251 115 516568

Mobile: +251 911 033684

University email ID: fekadu.aga@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID: fiqaaduuagaa@yahoo.com

Research interest/ not more than hundred words Fekadu Aga’s research interest is geared towards family caregiving, health-promoting self-care for noncommunicable diseases prevention, and symptom management.
Publications on reputable journals
  1. Aga, Fekadu; Nikkonen, Merja; Kylmä, Jari. Caregiving Actions: Out-growths of the Family Caregivers’ Conceptions of Care. Nursing & Health Sciences, 2014; 16: 149 – 156.
  2. Guruge, Sepali; Bender, Amy; Aga, Fekad;, Hyman, Ilene; Tamiru, Melese; Hailemariam, Damen; Kassa, Andargachew; Refaie-Shirpak, Khosro. Towards a Global Interdisciplinary Evidence-Informed Practice: Intimate Partner Violence in the Ethiopian Context. International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Nursing. Volume 2012, Article ID 307271, 8 pages.
  3. Bender, Amy; Guruge, Sepali; Aga, Fekadu; Hailemariam, Damen; Hyman, Ilene; Tamiru, Melesse. International research collaboration as social relation: An Ethiopian-Canadian example. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 2011; 43(2): 62 – 75
  4. Aga, Fekadu, Kylmä, Jari, & Nikonnen, Merja. Sociocultural Factors Influencing HIV/AIDS Caregiving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Nursing & Health Science. 2009; 11: 244-251.
  5. Aga, Fekadu, Kylmä, Jari, & Nikonnen, Merja. The Conceptions of Care among Family Caregivers of Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. 2009; 20 (1): 37-50.
  6. Aga, Fekadu & Mekonnon, Hussein. Knowledge of Universal Precaution and Fear of Occupational Exposure to HIV/AIDS among Student Nurses and Midwives in Ethiopia. African Journal of Nursing and Midwifery. 2004; 6(1): 56 – 60.
  7. Aga, Fekadu. Interview. Nursing Ethics: An International Journal of Health Care Professionals. 2004; 11 (1): 88 – 92.