SPH has a research field laboratory called the Butajira Rural Health Program (BRHP) maintained since 1986 where currently over 54,000 individuals are under surveillance coordinated by more than 33 field staff. The site is located about 130 kilometers southwest of Addis Ababa. Over 12 PhD dissertations, 40 Masters’ theses and nearly 90 papers have been produced by BRHP. The demographic surveillance site has become an attractive resource for international and national collaborators, researchers, faculties and students.

The school has facilities that include two small libraries, computer laboratories and IT support services. It also owns offices, lecture rooms and teaching facilities.