Das Global Health Team in Halle, Juli 2023.

 

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I. CONTACT DETAILS
Dr. Adamu Addissie
P.O. Box 366 Code 1029
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

II. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Ethics (PhD), 2014: Brighton and Sussex Medical School,Universities of Sussex and Brighton, Brighton, UK
  • Advanced Masters in Bioethics (MA), 2008: Erasmus Mundus Advanced Masters in Biomedical Ethics;Katholic University Leuven (Belgium), University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and University ofPadova (Italy)
  • Masters in Public Health (MPH), 2004: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD), 1997: Jimma University, Ethiopia

 

III. WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Associate Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology: (September 2017 Present), School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology: (July 2008 September 2017); School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Assistant Professor of Public Health: (January 2005 August 2007); Department of Public Health, Debub University, Awassa Health Sciences College, Awassa, Ethiopia
  • Project Manager and Acting Department Head: (May 2004 Sept 2005); Medan ACTS, SIM/USA; Supported Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Support Program, EKHC, Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
  • General Practitioner and Medical Director: (Nov 1997 – Sept 2002); Hosanna Hospital and Gimbichu Health Centre, Hadya Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

 

IV. AREAS OF RESEARCH FOCUS
Epidemiology of Communicable and Epidemic Prone Diseases
Epidemiology of NCD and Cancer
Bioethics and Medical Ethics including research ethics

 

V. PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS :
Addissie, A., 2012, HIV Malaria Co Infection in Southern Ethiopia Clinical, Bio medical and
Behavioural Study, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Addissie, A. and Tesfaye, M., Ethiopia, In Henk A.M.J. ten Have and Bert Gordijin (eds),Handbook of Global Bioethics, 2014, Dordrecht, Springler, p 1121 1139
  2.  Kantelhardt EJ, Bogale S, Mathewos A, Tariku W, Hanson C, Adamu Addissie, Breast Cancer in Countries with Limited Resources; In Uwe Groß and Kerstin Wydra (Eds.) Maternal Child Health Interdisciplinary Aspects Within the Perspective of Global Health, 2013, Göttingen International Health Network (GIHN), Göttingen, p 519 535
  3.  Kumbi, S. and Addissie, A. Ethics in Reproductive Health Research in Ethiopia. In Mesganaw Fantahun, Yemane Berhane and Aimee Tsu (Eds.), Text Book of Reproductive and Child Health with Focus on Ethiopia and other Developing Countries, 2013, Addis Ababa, AAU, JHU and EPHA

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (Selection)

  1.  Gebremariam A, Yalew AW, Hirpa S, Wondimagegnehu A, Kaba M, Assefa M, Mitiku I, Kantelhardt EJ, Jemal A, Addissie A (2018). Application of the rapid ethical assessment approach to enhance the ethical conduct of longitudinal population based female cancer research in an urban setting in Ethiopia BMC Medical Ethics (Accepted for Publication, METH D 18 00071R1)
  2. Hassen MH, Woyessa AB, Getahun M, Beyene B, Buluanger L, Ademe A, Bekele A, Addissie A, Kebede A, Jima D (2018). Epidemiology of measles in the metropolitan setting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2005–2014: a retrospective descriptive surveillance data analysis BMC Infectious Diseases 18:400 pp 1 8
  3. Tamire M, Addissie A, Skovbjerg S, Andersson R, Lärstad Mona (2018). Socio Cultural Reasons and Community Perceptions Regarding Indoor Cooking Using Biomass Fuel and Traditional Stoves in Rural Ethiopia: A Qualitative Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15: (2035) 6 15
  4. Teame H, Addissie A, Ayele W, Hirpa S,Gebremariam A, Gebreheat G, et al. (2018) Factors associated with cervical precancerous lesions among women screened for cervical cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: A case control study. PloS ONE 13(1): e0191506. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191506
  5. Tekalegn Y, Addissie A, Kebede T, Ayele W(2018) Magnitude of glycemic control and its associated factors among patients with type 2 diabetes at Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193442. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193442
  6. Shiferaw S, Addissie A , Gizaw M, Hirpa S, Ayele W, Getachew S, Kantelhardt EJ, Assefa M, Jemal A. (2018) Knowledge about cervical cancer and barriers toward cervical cancer screening among HIV positive women attending public health centers in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia. Cancer Med ; 7(3): 903–912.
  7. Timotewos G. Solomon A, Mathewos A, Addissie A, Bogale S, Wondemagegnehu T, Aynalem A, Ayalnesh B, Dagnechew H, Bireda W, Kroeber ES, Mikolajczyk R, Bray F, Jemal A, Kantelhardt EJ. First data from a population based cancer registry in Ethiopia. Cancer Epidemiology 53 (2018) 93–98
  8. Eber Schulz P, Tariku W, Reibold C, Addissie A, Wickenhauser C, Fathke C, Hauptmann S, Jemal A, Thomssen C, Eva EJ. Survival of breast cancer patients in rural Ethiopia Breast Cancer Research and Treatment (2018) 170:111–118 doi.org/10.1007/s10549 018 4724 z
  9. Moelle U, Assefa M, Aynalem A, Wondemagegnehu T , Yonas B, Begoihn M, Addissie A, Unverzagt S, Jemal A, Thomssen C, Vodermark D, Kantelhardt EJ. Cervical Cancer in Ethiopia: The Effect of Adherence to Radiotherapy on Survival. TheOncologist 2018;23:1–9 www.TheOncologist.com
  10. Weiner CM, Mathewos A, Addissie A, Ayele W, Aynalem A, Wondemagegnehu T, Wienke A, Jemal A, Zerche P, Thomssen C, Seidler A, Kantelhardt EJ. (2018) Characteristics and follow upof metastatic breast cancer in Ethiopia: A cohort study of 573 women.. The Breast. Volume 42, Pages 23–30

I. ALLGEMEINE INFORMATIONEN

Brhanu Teka Endallew

Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

Research interest:

My main research interest is in cancer epidemiology, cancer biology, cancer biomarkers and diagnostics, and the diagnostic and prognostic application of cervicovaginal microbiota for cervical cancer prevention and control. I'm very curious in understanding the molecular epidemiology of cervical cancer and mechanisms of carcinogenesis.

 

II. AKADEMISCHER WERDEGANG

  • 2007:   B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology from Hawassa University College of Health Sciences   
  • 2011:   M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology from Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology
  • 2023:   PhD in Medical Microbiology from Addis Ababa University in collaboration with Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany, and Charité Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin Germany

 

III. ARBEITSERFAHRUNG

  • August 2020–Present: Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
  • 13 Feb 2015– July 2020: Lecturer of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
  • 26 Dec 2007–12 Feb 2015: Graduate assistant and Lecturer of Medical Microbiology, Wollo University, Dessie (Ethiopia). 

 

IV. TRAININGS

  • Faculty Development Training of the New Innovative Medical Education Initiative from August 8-30, 2011.
  • Ethiopian higher institution curriculum development workshop , Ministry of Education, on health Science field in 2008,2009
  • Effective Teaching Skill for Health professionals by AIDSTAR- One Ethiopia on September, 2011.
  • Training of trainers (TOT) workshop on Laboratory diagnosis for ART monitoring: principles of flow cytometry, Hematology and Clinical chemistry; organized by EHNRI in collaboration with USAIDIPHSP, May 21- June 01/2012
  • HIV/AIDS/TB and MALARA related workshop in Hawassa University, by Albert Einstein college of Medicine and Ethiopian National Malaria consortium on 6th-8th December, 2006.
  • Infection prevention and patient safety by AIDSTAR- One Ethiopia from September 29 – October 03, 2011.
  • Research Methodology and Ethics training by Ethiopian Public Health Laboratory Professionals Association (EPHLA) in collaboration with CDC- Ethiopia from June 25-July 4, 2012
  • Laboratory Quality Service Management training by CDC-Ethiopia from October 15-19,2012
  • Face –to- Face tuition in the English language Improvement program at Wollo University on July,2008
  • Scientific Manuscript Writing Skills by Ethiopian Medical Association in collaboration with Wollo University from August 8 to 11, 2014

 

V. TOP PUBLIKATIONEN

  1. Brhanu Teka Muluken Gizaw Friederike Ruddies Adamu Addissie Zewditu Chanyalew Anna Sophie Skof Sarah Thies Adane Mihret Eva Johanna Kantelhardt Andreas M Kaufmann Tamrat Abebe . Population-based human papillomavirus infection and genotype distribution among women in rural areas of South-Central Ethiopia. Int J Cancer. 2021 Feb 1;148(3):723-730. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33278. 
  2. Brhanu Teka, Muluken Gizaw, Ededia Firdawoke, Adamu Addissie, Tesfamichael AwokeSisay, Carola Schreckenberger, Anna Sophie Skof, Sarah Thies, Adane Mihret, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Tamrat Abebe, and Andreas M. Kaufmann. A Technical Comparison of Human Papillomavirus Genotyping Assays from a Population-Based Cervical Cancer Screening in South Central Ethiopia. Cancer Management and Research. 2022:14 1–11. https://doi.org/10.2147/CMAR.S360712
  3. Brhanu Teka, Kyoko Yoshida-Court, Ededia Firdawoke, Zewditu Chanyalew, Muluken Gizaw, Adamu Addissie, Adane Mihret, Lauren E. Colbert, Tatiana Cisneros Napravnik, Molly B. El Alam, Erica J. Lynn, Melissa Mezzari, Jhingran Anuja, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Andreas M. Kaufmann, Ann H. Klopp, and Tamrat Abebe. Cervicovaginal Microbiota Profiles in Precancerous Lesions and Cervical Cancer among Ethiopian Women. Microorganisms 2023, 11, 833. doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms11040833
  4. Gizaw M, Teka B, Ruddies F, Abebe T, Kaufmann AM, Worku A, Wienke A, Jemal A, Addissie A, Kantelhardt EJ. Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening in Ethiopia by Self-Sampling HPV DNA Compared to Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2019 Sep;12(9):609-616. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0156. Epub 2019 Jul 23.
  5. Gizaw M, Teka B, Ruddies F, Kassahun K, Worku D, Worku A, Wienke A, Mikolajczyk R, Jemal A, Kaufmann AM, Abebe T, Addissie A, Kantelhardt EJ. Reasons for Not Attending Cervical Cancer Screening and Associated Factors in Rural Ethiopia. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2020 Jul;13(7):593-600. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-19-0485. Epub 2020 May 5.
  6. Ruddies F, Gizaw M, Teka B, Thies S, Wienke A, Kaufmann AM, Abebe T, Addissie A, Kantelhardt EJ. Cervical cancer screening in rural Ethiopia: a cross- sectional knowledge, attitude, and practice study. BMC Cancer. 2020 Jun 17;20(1):563. doi: 10.1186/s12885-020-07060-4.
  7. Jede F, Brandt T, Gedefaw M, Wubneh SB, Abebe T, Teka B, Alemu K, Tilahun B, Azemeraw T, Gebeyehu A, Schmidt D, Pesic A, Kaufmann AM, Abebe B, Ayichew Z, Byczkowski M, Vaucher T, Sartor H, Andargie G, Bärnighausen T, von Knebel Doeberitz M, Bussmann H. Home-based HPV self-sampling assisted by a cloud-based electronic data system: Lessons learnt from a pilot community cervical cancer screening campaign in rural Ethiopia. Papillomavirus Res. 2020 Jun; 9:100198. doi: 10.1016/j.pvr.2020.100198. Epub 2020 May 8.

 

Education

  • Since 2018:
    PhD candidate, Martin-Luther-Universität, Germany
  • 2003 - 2005:
    Master of Public Health, Universität Bielefeld, Germany
  • 1995 - 2001:
    Degree of Doctor in Dental Surgery, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia


Experience

  • Since 2007:
    Academic personnel, Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia
  • 2014 - 2017:
    Secretary of Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia 
  • 2006 - 2007:
    Dentist in Klinik Medistra Lestari, Cengkareng
  • 2005 - 2006:
    Support to Community Health Services/SCHS Project-European Union (based in Jambi, Sumatra) as a district coordinator
  • 2001 - 2002:
    Dentist in Klinik Indra, Tangerang

I. General Information

  • Jan Schlüter

  • Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics
    and Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

  • Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg;
    Magdeburgerstr. 8; 06097 Halle (Saale), Germany
    E-Mail: jan.schlueter☉uk-halle.de

 

II. Research statement

My main research interests include the field of epidemiological research with a focus on agent-based simulations to enable micromanagement in specific regions. This type of simulation allows to take into account local conditions such as transport systems, population behavioral patterns and subpopulations.  In particular, I am interested in the effects of co-infections for the healthcare system and the associated risks.

Within these possibilities I work together with the cities of Cape Town and Buenos Aires to advise them on political decisions.

 

III. Research project within the Global Health AG

Agent-Based Simulations in the global South

COVID-19 has spread from China to Europe and the United States and has become a global pandemic. In the countries of the Global South, effective local countermeasures continue to be discussed due to the often weaker socio-economic options and healthcare systems. Large-scale socio-economic and traffic survey data and detailed agent-based simulations of urban transport are combined to analyze the spread of COVID-19 in regional models. Through this micromanagement individualized countermeasure scenarios can then be analyzed.

 

IV. Education, degrees and positions

02/2016 – today Group Leader Next Generation Mobility Group at the Department of Dynamics of Complex Fluids, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany

01/2019 Founder of a Thinktank of Aeronautics, Aerodynamics and Aerospace Technology UG, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

02/2016 – 02/2017 Pre-Seed Manager Max-Planck-Innovation

09/2014 – 08/2015 Scientist – Nonlinear Dynamics and Turbulence, Institute of Science and Technology Austria, Klosterneuburg, Österreich

05/2011 – 08/2014 Max-Planck-Society PhD scholarship, Turbulence und Complex Dynamics, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics und Self-Organization, Göttingen

 

V. Teaching:

2016 – Today Every Semester at the University of Göttingen:

  • Seminar Energy Economics

  • Seminar Transport Economics

  • R-Project Seminar

  • Topics in Descriptive Statistics

  • Applied Statistics Science and Operations Research

  • Seminar in Operations Research

 

2019 – 2020 Privat University at Applied Science (PFH) in Göttingen:

  • Consumer Psychology (Fall 2019/2020)

 

2017 At the University of Applied Science (HAWK) in Göttingen:

  • Quantitative methods in Social Science (Spring 2017)

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VI. Publication list

Selected publications – for more publications check out the publication list of my working group: www.schluetergroup.org.

 

Journal articles

  1. Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). An age- and sex-structured SIR model: Theory and an explicit-implicit numerical solution algorithm. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 17, 5752-5801. doi:10.3934/mbe.2020309.

  2. Wacker, B., & Schlüter, J. C. (2020). Time-continuous and time-discrete SIR models revisited: theory and applications. Advances in Difference Equations, 2020: 556. doi:10.1186/s13662-020-02995-1.

 

Journal articles submitted

  1. Schröder, M., Bossert, A., Kersting, M., Aeffner, S., Coetzee, J., Timme, M., Schlüter, J. (04/2020), COVID-19 in Africa -- Outbreak Despite Interventions?, Scientific Reports. [doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.24.20077891]

  2. Wacker, B., Schlüter,.J.C.(11/2020). Analysis and Applications of a Time-Discrete Epidemiological Model Based on the Implicit Midpoint Rule. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B.

  3. Bossert, A., Kersting, M., Timme, M., Schröder, M., Fekki, A., Coetzee, J., & Schlüter, J. C. (11/2020), Limited containment options of COVID-19 outbreak revealed by regional agent-based simulations for South Africa, F1000. arXiv:2004.05513

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • seit Mai 2023: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Februar 2018 - April 2023:
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Medizinische Epidemiologie, Biometrie und Informatik, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
  • September 2017 - Januar 2018:
    Epidemiologe bei Analytica-Laser, Lörrach, Deutschland 
  • Mai 2015 - August 2017:
    Forscher in der kardiovaskulären Epidemiologie, Abteilung Hypertonie und kardiovaskuläre Epidemiologie, Abteilung für Kardiovaskuläre Wissenschaften, KU Leuven, Belgien 
  • Januar 2014 - Februar 2015:
    Master in Epidemiologie und Biostatistik (MSc), Universität Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rom, Italien 
  • Oktober 2013 - Dezember 2013:
    Lehr-/Forschungsassistent, Medizinische Fakultät, Universität Goce Delcev, Shtip, Mazedonien 
  • Oktober 2006 - August 2012:
    Doktor der Medizin (MD) an der Universität Ss. Cyril und Methodius, Medizinische Fakultät, Skopje, R. Mazedonien

 

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  1. Wen-Yi Yang, Ljupcho Efremov, Blerim Mujaj, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Fang-Fei Wei, Qi-Fang Huang, Lutgarde Thijs, Thomas Vanassche, Peter Verhamme, Tim S. Nawrot, Jan A Staessen. Association of office and ambulatory blood pressure with blood lead in workers before occupational exposure. Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 14 – 24.
  2. Wen-Yi Yang, Blerim Mujaj, Ljupcho Efremov, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Lutgarde Thijs, Fang-Fei Wei, Qi-Fang Huang, Aernout Luttun, Peter Verhamme, Tim S. Nawrot, José Boggia, Jan A Staessen. ECG Voltage in Relation to Peripheral and Central Ambulatory Blood Pressure. American Journal of Hypertension, published September 9, 2017.
  3. Ljupcho Efremov, Wen-Yi Yang, Lotte Jacobs, Lutgarde Thijs, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Harry Struijker-Boudier, Jan A. Staessen. Reproducibility of the structural characteristics of the common carotid artery in a Flemish population.  Artery Research, 19:9-17; 2017.
  4. Lotte Jacobs, Ljupcho Efremov, Lutgarde Thijs, Wen-Yi Yang, Zhen-Yu Zhang, Serge Masson, Nera Agabiti, Peter Sever, Christian Delles, Javed Butler, John G.F. Cleland, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Jan A. Staessen, Faiez Zannad. Risk score for incident heart failure: a subject-level meta-analysis from the Heart 'omics’ in AGEing (HOMAGE) study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017;6:e005231, published May 2, 2017.
  5. Pastorino, R., Milovanovic, S., Stojanovic, J., Efremov, L., Amore, R., Boccia, S. (2016). Quality Assessment of Studies Published in Open Access and Subscription Journals: Results of a Systematic Evaluation. PLoS One, 11 (5), art.nr. 10.1371/journal.pone.0154217, e0154217.
  6. Posteraro B,  Efremov L, Leoncini E, Amore R, Posteraro P, Riccardi W, Sanguinetti M. 2015.  Are the conventional commercial yeast identification methods still helpful in the era of new clinical microbiology diagnostics? A meta-analysis of their accuracy. J Clin Microbiol 53:2439-2450.
  7. Efremov L, Kanjevac T, Ciric D, Bosnakovski D. Perspectives on regeneration of alveolar bone defects. Ser J Exp Clin Res. 2013 Dec; 14 (4): 145-153.

I. ALLGEMEINE INFORMATIONEN

Muluken Gizaw

Assistant Professor at School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University

 

II. AKADEMISCHER WERDEGANG

  • PhD fellow at Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin-Luther-University Halle (Saale), Germany (2016-2021)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University (2010 – 2012)
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Public Health, Haromaya University, Ethiopia (2007 – 2009)

 

III. ARBEITSERFAHRUNG

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia:

  • Assistant Professor May 15, 2017-Present
  • Lecturer 2013- May 15, 2017
  • MPH extension Program Coordinator 2014- 2017

 

Mada Walabu University, Ethiopia:

  • Lecturer 2012- 2013
  • Graduate Assistant I-II 2009-2010

 

IV. RELEVANT CERTIFICATE AWARDED 

1. Certificate awarded for poster presentation at AORTIC 2019 in Maputo, Mozambique

2. Certificate awarded for oral presentation at ICSN 2019 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

3. Certificate awarded for poster presentation at AACR 2018 in New Orleans, USA

4. Certificate awarded for Health research and Evidence based medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium, June 2016

5. Certificate awarded for INDEPTH Training & Research Centres of Excellence (INTREC) training in Social Determinants of Health (SDH), Umea University, Sweden and population development centre, Harvard University, USA (2013-2014)

6. Certificate awarded for the operational research training, MSF Luxemburg, 2014

 

V. TOP PUBLIKATIONEN

1. Gizaw M, Teka B, Ruddies F, Abebe T, Kaufmann AM, Worku A et al. Reasons for not Attending Cervical Cancer Screening and Associated Factors in Rural Ethiopia: Cancer Prev Res 2020; Published OnlineFirst May 5, 2020

2. Gizaw M, Teka B, Ruddies F, Abebe T, Kaufmann AM, Worku A et al. Uptake of cervical cancer screening in Ethiopia by self-sampling HPV DNA compared to visual inspection with acetic acid: a cluster randomized trial. Cancer Prev Res 2019;12:609-616

3. Friederike R., Muluken G., Brhanu T. et al,: Cervical cancer screening in rural Ethiopia: a cross- sectional knowledge, attitude and practice study. BMC Cancer (2020) 20:563

4. Getachew S, Getachew E, Gizaw M, Ayele W, Addissie A, Kantelhardt EJ (2019) Cervical cancer screening knowledge and barriers among women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. PLoS ONE 14(5)

5. Matthias B., Assefa M., Abreha A., Tigeneh W., Ulrike M., Muluken G. et al,: Cervical cancer in Ethiopia - predictors of advanced stage and prolonged time to diagnosis. Infectious agents and cancer 14, p. 3 

6. Saba S., Adamu A., Muluken G. Selamawit H. etal Knowledge about cervical cancer and barriers toward cervical cancer screening among HIV-positive women attending public health centers in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia: Cancer Medicine 2018; 7(3):903– 912

7. Muluken Gizaw, Adamu Addissie, Sefonias Getachew,et al Cervical cancer patients presentation and survival in the only oncology referral hospital, Ethiopia: a retrospective cohort study. Infectious Agents and Cancer (2017) 12:61

8. Kirstin Grosse Frie, Getachew Sefonias, Gizaw Muluken, Wakuma Tariku, Bakarou Kamaté, Brahima Mallé, Martina Vetter, Amrei Krings, Abebe Tamarat, Adamu Addissie, Assefa Mathewos,; Eva Johanna Kantelhardt: Update on Female Cancer in Africa: The AORTIC Conference 2015, Morocco. Breast Care 2016;11:71–72

9. Eva J. Kantelhardt, Gizaw Muluken, Getachew Sefonias, Ayele Wondimu, Hans Christoph Gebert, Susanne Unverzagt, Adamu Addissie A Review on Breast Cancer Care in Africa. Breast Care 2015;10:364–370

10. Kristine Husøy Onarheim, Mitike Molla Sisay, Muluken Gizaw et al. Selling my sheep to pay for medicines – Household priorities and coping strategies in a setting without universal health coverage. BMC Health Services Research(2018) 18:153

I. General Information

Sefonias Getachew

Assistant Professor at School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University

 

II. Education

  • PhD fellow at Institute of Medical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin-Luther-University Halle (Saale), Germany (2016-2023)
  • 2017: Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium (SCREM) Clinical Research and Evidence based Medicine;Certificate
  • 2015: Medecins Sans Frontieres, Luxemburg, Belgium (SORT-IT Program) Integrated Operational Research and Training; Certificate
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), School of Public Health, Addis Ababa University (2012)
  • Bachelor of Sciences in Public Health, Jimma University, Ethiopia (2007)

 

III. Work Experience

  • Lecturer; Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; 2013- 2017
  • Assistant lecturer, Lecturer and Head of department; Debre Berhan University; 2009 - 2013

  

IV. Awards/Fellowships

  • Global Scholar-in-Training Award (GSITA), USA 2020
  • A Jon Shovel young scientist travel scholarship, 2018
  • Travel award to present on global summit on international breast health and cancer control, BHGI, 2018
  • Best scientific paper award of young researcher category at 49th Annual Ethiopian medical association Conference 2013 

 

V. Selected Publications

Perceived barriers to early diagnosis of breast Cancer in south and southwestern Ethiopia: a qualitative study. Getachew S, Tesfaw A, Kaba M, Wienke A, Taylor L, Kantelhardt EJ, Addissie A. BMC Women's Health. 2020 Dec; 20(1):1-8.

Late stage diagnosis and associated factors among breast cancer patients in south and southwestern Ethiopia: a multicenter study. Aragaw Tesfaw; Sefonias Getachew et al. Clinical Breast Cancer. Pub Date : 2020-10-01 , DOI: 10.1016/j.clbc.2020.08.011

Adherence to Newly Implemented Tamoxifen Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients in Rural Western Ethiopia. Reibold CF, Tariku W, Eber-Schulz P, Getachew S., et. al. Breast Care: 1-7. 2021. doi.org/10.1159/000512840

Cervical cancer screening knowledge and barriers among women in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Getachew S, Getachew E, Gizaw M, Ayele W, Addissie A, Kantelhardt EJ (2019). PLoS ONE 14(5): e0216522.

Health service access, utilization and prevailing health problems in the urban vulnerable sections of Ethiopia. Getachew S, Kaba M, Gizaw M, Taye G. The Ethiopian Journal of Health Development (EJHD). 2020 Feb 28; 34(2).

Knowledge about cervical cancer and barriers toward cervical cancer screening among HIV-positive Women attending public health centers in Addis Ababa city, Ethiopia. Saba Shiferaw, Adamu Addissie, Muluken Gizaw, Selamawit Hirpa, Wondimu Ayele, Sefonias Getachew et al.,.Cancer Medicine.2018. Doi: 10.1002/cam4.1334

Doktoranden in Halle (Dr. med)

My name is Pauline, I´m a medical student in my fourth year at the Martin-Luther-University and currently working as a MDthesis student, together with Dilara Armbrecht, Paula Ohmle and Fabian Ringel, at the Global Health AG.

My research focus is on Interval lengths and barriers to care for colorectal cancer patients in selected African countries. This population-based study will be conducted within a collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) as part of the NORA-Care study (Network for Oncology Research in Africa).

 

My areas of research interest include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Therapeutic intervals and regimens
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Identifying facilitators and barriers to accessing cancer care
  • Guideline adherence for cancer treatment

I am Dilara, a medical student currently conducting my MD within the Global Health AG at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). I am currently in my 4rd year of studies and my research focus is on investigating interval lengths and obstacles to care for breast cancer patients in selected African countries. This population-based research is being conducted in collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) as part of the NORA-Care study (Network for Oncology Research in Africa). In this project, I am working as part of a team with Fabian Ringel, Pauline Angermann, and Paula Ohmle.

My areas of research interest include:

  • Breast cancer
  • Therapeutic intervals and regimens
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Identifying facilitators and barriers to accessing cancer care
  • Guideline adherence for cancer treatment

Hi, I am a medical student pursuing my MD thesis within the Global Health AG, currently in my 3rd year of studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). My current focus is on investigating interval lengths and obstacles to care for cervical cancer patients in selected African countries. This population-based research is being conducted in collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) as part of the NORA-Care study (Network for Oncology Research in Africa). We (Fabian Ringel, Pauline Angermann, Dilara Armbrecht and me) are working as a team together.

My areas of research interest:

- cervical cancer

- Therapeutic intervals and regimens

- Cancer epidemiology

- Identifying facilitators and barriers to accessing cancer care

- guideline adherence for cancer treatment 

Hello, I'm a MD student at the Global Health AG and in my 5th year of my medical studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Currently, I am working on Interval lengths and barriers to care for prostate cancer patients in selected African countries. This population-based study will be conducted within the collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN). It is part of the the NORA-Care study (Network for Oncology Research in Africa).

 

My research interest includes:

- Prostate cancer

- Therapeutic intervals and regimen

- Cancer epidemiology

- Facilitators and barriers in accessing cancer care

Hello, I'm a MD student at the Global Health AG and in my 6th year of my medical studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. I am enrolled in the Doctoral Scholarship Program of the Hallesche doctoral college in Medicine (Hallesches Promotionskolleg in Medizin, HaPKoM).

Currently, I am working on Time to cancer treatment and survival in sub-Saharan Africa and the factors associated with delayed initiation of treatment. This population-based study will be conducted within the collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN). Furthermore, I support the of the NORA-Care study (Network for Oncology Research in Africa).

 

My research interest includes:

- Female cancer

- Cancer epidemiology

- Facilitators and barriers in accessing cancer care

02/2023 - 05/2023 - Data collection in Ethiopia

Since 2022 - Doctorate thesis "Health Professionals´ Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Access to Infrastructure to Use E-Learning in Primary Health Care Settings in Ethiopia" supervised by Prof. Dr. med. Kantelhardt and apl. Prof. Unverzagt

Since 2018 - Medical studies at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

 

Hello, I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and in the 5th year of my medical studies at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

I am currently working on the topic "Health Professionals´ Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Access to Infrastructure to Use E-Learning in Primary Health Care Settings in Ethiopia". My research is part of the DINKNESH project (Developing INternational research CollaboratioN in Ethiopia to Support oncology at primary Health care levels).

Research Interest:

Medical education on breast and cervical cancer

Needs and baseline assessment of e-Learning in peripheral settings of Ethiopia

Possiblity of prospective e-Learning projects in Ethiopia

Hello, I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and in the 5th year of my medical studies at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Currently, I’m working on Time to diagnosis of suspicious breast lesions in Ethiopia.

Research interest:

-        Time to cancer diagnosis and treatment

-        Pathways to breast cancer care

-        Awareness of breast cancer

Hello, I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and in the 5th year of my medical studies at the University Halle-Wittenberg. 

I am currently working on "Adherence to treatment and follow-up recommendations after abnormal cervical cancer screening" in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Research Interest:

  • Cervical cancer and its prevention
  • Facilitators and Barriers in the access to treatment and follow-up
  • Self-initiation of cervical cancer screening

Hello, I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and in the 6th year of my medical studies at the University of Leipzig.

I am currently working on Access to Palliative Care for cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Research Interest:

  • Access to pain relief and opioids
  • Facilitators and Barriers in the access to Palliative Care
  • Adult cancer

I. Education     

                        Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

since 2020       new project: Climate protection in the ambulatory sector. A nation-wide survey

                          Thöne M and Mezger NCS. Funded by the German Environment Agency

since 2017       doctorate thesis: Diagnostics, therapy and outcome of cancer patients in Sub-Saharan Africa – a multinational, population-based study

supervisor: PD Dr. med Eva J. Kantelhardt, Global Health working group

research experience:        02/2018–05/2018   Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo

                                             12/2017–02/2018   Windhoek, Namibia

scholarships by Roland Ernst Stiftung für Gesundheitswesen
and Deutscher Akademischer Auslandsdienst

2014–2020      Leipzig University

                         medical studies (second state exam 2019, grade: 2.0)

currently final (practical) year at the University of Leipzig Medical Center

2015–2018      Leipzig University

anthropology and arabic studies

2012–2014      Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

                        medical studies (first state exam 2014, grade: 2.0)

 

II. Professional experience

  • medical internships in hospitals and medical practices in Karlsruhe, Reichenau Island, Leipzig, Munich, Bergen auf Rügen (Germany), Betlehem (West Bank), Bordeaux (France)
  • academic tutor for medical (emergency skills, histopathology, biochemistry, anatomy) and anthropological disciplines (migration anthropology), Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and Leipzig University

 

III. Publications and talks

11/2020           CleanMed Europe 2020, Health Care Without Harm
talk: Climate protection in the ambulatory health sector. A nation-wide survey

09/2020           online publication: How can climate protection be implemented within the ambulatory health sector? (Clar, C, Mezger NCS and Thöne, M)
German Alliance on Health and Climate Change

07/2020           Planetary Health Academy, German Alliance on Health and Climate Change

talk: Climate change and the ambulatory health sector

04/2020           LMU Munich, Pettenkofer School of Public Health, lecture series on climate change

talk: What’s the agency of the German health sector on climate change?

03/2020           peer-reviewed publication (cover page): Clinical presentation and diagnosis of adult patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Sub-Saharan Africa (Mezger NCS et al.)

British Journal of Haematology (IF: 5.2)

02/2020           International women’s working group of the German Society of Obs & Gynae

talk: Oncological infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa

12/2019           6th Research Day of the Medical Faculty, University of Halle

11/2019           African Organisation on Research and Treatment in Cancer, Maputo, Mozambique

10/2019           Yearly conference of the German Society of Haematology and Oncology

poster presentation: Lymphoma in Sub-Saharan Africa

(Poster award of the German Society of Haematology and Oncology)

05/2019           International women’s working group of the German Society of Obs & Gynae

10/2018           African Cancer Registry Network, Entebbe, Uganda

talk: Cancer Epidemiology meets Infectiology inAfrica

 

IV. Community service

  • German Alliance on Health and Climate Change
  • meyouwedo (Translator for Arabic), Leipzig Refugee Council, Pandechaeion
  • Network on Democracy and courage (political education for teenagers)

Hello, I am a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and 4th year medical student at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.  

  • Previous positions:

               Position: Research assistant
                               Year: 2019-2020
                               Institution: Clinical Cancer Registry Saxony-Anhalt
               Position: Research assistant
                               Year: 2017-2018
                               Institution: Institute of Medical Sociology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-
                               Wittenberg

  • Scholarship of the Hallesches Doctoral Certificate Programme in Medicine (HaPKoM)
  • Student representative at the Medical Research Council, Medical Faculty, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (since 2019)

Currently, I am working on childhood cancer epidemiology in Sub-Saharan Africa within the collaboration with the African Cancer Registry Network. In cooperation with colleagues from Uganda and Zimbabwe, we analysed trends in childhood cancer incidence over a 25-year period (1991-2015). Additionally, we are planning to conduct a survey on access to cancer care for childhood cancer patients.

Research Interest:

  • Childhood cancer
  • Access to care
  • Medical data analytics

 

I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and 5th year of my medical studies at Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel.

I'm working on Cancer Patient Pathways and Referrral between Health Care Levels in Ethiopia.

Research Interest:

  • Access to care of cancer patients
  • Diagnostic and treatment intervals in cancer patient care
  • Breast Cancer

 

I'm a MD thesis student in the Global Health AG and in the 5th year of my medical studies at the University of Leipzig. 

Additionally I made a BSc in Global Health in Bristol, UK.

I'm working on Access to Care and Treatment of cancer patients in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Research Interest:

  • Type of treatment and care patients receive
  • Facilitators and Barriers in the access to treatment and care
  • Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer, Kaposi-Sarcoma

Peter Zerche

Überleben von Patientinnen mit Mammakarzinom am Addis Ababa Universitätskrankenhaus 2005-2010

 

Anne Scharf

Der Einfluss reproduktiver Faktoren auf Mortalität bei Frauen im Süden Äthiopiens

 

Ann Katrin Pannen

Zusammenhang von HPV-Infektion und Anämie sowie Co-Infektionen bei gesunden Schwangeren in Äthiopien

 

Johanna Komp

Zusammenhang von HPV- und Malaria-Serologie bei gesunden Schwangeren in Äthiopien

 

Hannes Ziegenhorn

Verteilung immunhistochemisch und molekularbiologisch bestimmter Typen des Mammakarzinoms in verschiedenen Regionen Afrikas

 

Mirko Griesel

Therapy and outcome of cervical cancer patients in Mali, Mosambique, Kenia and Zimbabwe

 

Lucia Hämmerle

Therapy and outcome of breast cancer patients in Mali, Mosambique, Kenia and Zimbabwe

 

Judith Ballé

Tumor biology and survival in the ABC-DO study in sub Saharan Africa.

 

Robert Richter

HIV and cancer epidemiology in sub Saharan.

Amand Führer

Verbal Autopsy und Mortalität erwachsener Frauen in West Wolega, Äthiopien

 

Gabi Braun

Maligne Erkrankungen der Mamma im ländlichen Westäthiopien - Mortalität und Versorgungslage

 

Ulrike Mölle

External beam radiotherapy for cervical cancer with Cobalt-60 in Ethiopia Adherence to therapy, adverse eects and overall survival of 1009 patients 2008-2012

 

Isabel Runge

HPV bei jungen, gesunden Frauen aus der Schwangerenvorsorge in Äthiopien

 

Elisa Breitenstein

Analyse von Mamma- und Zervixkarzinomhistologien aus elf Pathologien in Addis Abeba von 2006-10

 

Erdme Knauf

Das immunhistochemische Profil von Mammakarzinomen in Äthiopien im Vergleich zu anderen Regionen weltweit

 

Pia Eber

Clinical Course of 61 Women with Breast Cancer in Aira, West-Ethiopia. A prospective Cohort Study on Overall-Survival, clinical and histopathological prognostic Factors

 

Corinna Holthusen

Patientenpfade bei Frauen mit Zervixkarzinom am Addis Ababa Universitätskrankenhaus

 

Christoph Gebert

Behandlungsmodalitäten von Mamma- und Zervixkarzinomen in Afrika: Systematische Übersichtsarbeit und ggf. Meta-Analyse

 

Eric Kröber

Das Spektrum der Karzinomentitäten in der Pathologie des Universitätsklinikums Addis Abeba im zeitlichen Verlauf von 1997-2015

 

Semaw Ferede Abera

Nutritional and Social Determinants of Chronic Diseases Epidemiology and Health Care in Ethiopia: Quantitative and Qualitative Data from Kilite Awlaelo Health and Demographic Surveillance Site with Focus on Cardiovascular and Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Diabetes and Cancer

 

Swantje Pisczcan

Verlauf von Patientinnen mit Ovarialkarzinom in Addis Abeba 2005-2015

 

Friederike Ruddies

Knowledge, attitude and practice towards cervical cancer screening in rural Ethiopia.

 

Jana Feuchtner

Therapie der Krebspatienten in Addis Ababa 2012 und 2014

 

Tobias Seraphin

Clinical and epidemiological aspects of prostate cancer in sub Saharan Africa.

 

Matthias Begoihn

Prognosefaktoren von Patientinnen mit Zervixkarzinom nach am Universitätskrankenhaus Tikkur Anbessa, Addis Abeba

 

Christian Reibold

Machbarkeit endokriner Therapie bei Patientinnen mit Mammakarzinom in West-Äthiopien

Doktoranden in Halle (Dr. rer. medic)

Hello, I'm Antonio Torres Reyes, I hold a Master's degree in Geography, Environment, and Territorial Planning from the University of Havana. My previous research delved into "The Vulnerability to COVID-19 in Havana City" through a health areas approach, and I also explored the causes and effects of heat islands in Havana during the summer of 2017 for my Bachelor's degree from the same institution.

My research focus in:

  • Urban studies
  • Human health
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Geo-data science
  • Remote sensing

 

My professional journey has included research and teaching positions at Havana University. I've also been part of the Complex System Center at the Faculty of Physics, focusing on mobility and epidemiology research. I have experience with GIS tools like ArcGIS and QGIS, as well as programming languages like Bash and Python, has been instrumental in my work. Additionally, I'm well-versed in LaTeX for document preparation.

Currently, I'm pursuing a Ph.D. in the Global Health Group since the Winter semester of 2022. My ongoing research project focuses on estimating health-related variables in urban areas, particularly informal settlements. This project aims to provide essential data to inform governmental and health-related decision-making. While traditional estimations rely on resource-intensive surveys, our innovative approach harnesses technologies like remote sensing and AI to offer cost-effective alternatives. By merging rapid remote sensing measurements with deep learning's ability to extract meaningful patterns from images, we aim to provide accurate estimates of critical environmental factors impacting human health.

Presently, our research spans both formal and informal areas in Lima, Peru, with data collected from around 800 households using a spatial sampling strategy. Upholding ethical standards, we ensure informed consent and data anonymization are integral components of our methodology. This integration of remote sensing and AI holds the potential to shed light on the influence of environmental factors on population health in informal settlements, offering valuable insights for informed decision-making.

Doktoranden in Addis Ababa (Dr. rer. medic)

Whole Person Care Model to Improve shared Treatment Decision making on cancer care and the Effect of Socio-Cultural Factors in Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub Saharan Africa

I aim at assessing the effectiveness of Whole Person Care (WHP) model to improve cancer care and treatment decision and explore socio-cultural factors. I will use mixed method, both quasiexperimental study and phenomenological explorative qualitative study design will be employed sequentially. Two population proportion formulas will be used to calculate the sample size. I expect Whole Person Care to be effective model to improve cancer care and treatment shared decision making.

 

BASELINE ASSESSMENT AND KEY INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE FOLLOW-UP ADHERENCE, RECURRENCE RATES AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AFTER PRECANCEROUS CERVICAL LESION TREATMENT IN RURAL ETHIOPIA

PhD candidate fellow in the DINKNESH Project

I aim to

a) assess the levels of follow-up adherence and recurrence rate;

b) evaluate different strategies to improve the follow-up adherence level after women treated for pre-CC lesions.

I will use formative assessment and observational studies to determine the follow-up adherence, recurrence rates, and associated factors among women treated with pre-cervical cancerous lesions. Then, a pragmatic randomized control trial will be used to evaluate key intervention strategies. I expect to provide feasible and effective interventions that improve the follow up level.

Improving the timely diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer in secondary level hospitals of Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

I aim to identify barriers and enablers of pathways to breast cancer care and implementing clinical breast examination and navigation of symptomatic women for diagnostic work up and linkage to treatment in Ethiopia. I will use mixed study designs (Cross-sectional, qualitative, cohort study design, Stepped-wedge cluster randomized trial, Systematic review and meta-analysis) to address the objectives of the study. The Binary logistic and Cox-proportional hazard regression models will be fitted to identify predictors of each outcome. I expect this study will provide evidences on the barriers and enablers of pathways to breast cancer care (personal, environmental and health system factors), and identify areas of intervention to improve early diagnosis of breast cancer in Ethiopia.

Statistical analysis and modelling of Breast cancer incidence and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

I aim at conducting a statistical analysis and modeling of breast cancer incidence and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. For this purpose, I plan to use machine-learning techniques as a model. I expect to gain more networking opportunities and international experience while also acquiring better information and knowledge related to cancer.

Access and quality of breast cancer treatment and follow up in Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

I aim at assessing the access and quality of breast cancer treatment and follow up in selected six tertiary hospitals in Ethiopia. I will use the chronic care model to assess. I expect to see if breast cancer patients initiate treatment timely, explore related barriers and facilitators and the quality of treatment. I will also understand and compare treatment completion and survival among patients in one stope center and tertiary hospitals.

Cervical cancer screening and health service in Ethiopia

Feasibility assessment on improving early detection of breast abnormality with coordinated referral application support in primary health care setting in Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the DINKNESH Project

I aim at assessing feasibility of using digital application to enhance the referral path way and follow up of women who undergo clinical breast examination at primary health care level in Ethiopia. Baseline Preliminary assesment and qualitative study will be conducted to understand breast abnormalities and out come of patients with breast related abnormality and identify potential barriers and facillitators for use of patient registry app. I will use cluster randomized feasibility trial to evaluate the intervention. Participants that will be followed using the patient registry application will be the intervention arm and participants that will be on routine care at the health facilities will be a control arm. Improved referral path way will be the primary outcome of the study.

I expect follow up and early detection of breast cancer among patients with breast abnormality will be improved and intercommunication between health facilities will be enhanced. I expect to understand more about the barriers for follow up and referral of patients with breast abnormality at the context of primary health care level.

Comprehensive palliative care model for women with cancer in Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

I aim to design comprehensive palliative care model with continuum of care that links female cancer patients to resources at household, community and facility levels. The study will be a three year and three phased PhD project adopts an exploratory sequential mixed method design. The first phase will explore and identify current practices, needs, and challenges of palliative care and opportunities for comprehensive care provision among women with cancer. This phase will be guided by socio-ecological model to discern practices, challenges and opportunities at different levels. Based on the outcome of the first phase, in the second phase comprehensive palliative care model will be designed. This phase will be guided by world health organization stepwise framework, African experiences and Ethiopian national guideline. The final phase aims to validate the model using the Delphi technique, expert review workshop, and community dialogue. Finally, I expect to have contextually sound, feasible and acceptable comprehensive palliative care model with continuum of care, policy brief focusing on the way forward to build up comprehensive and continuum of care elements, and three published research articles.

The suspicious cervical cancer’s pathways to diagnosis and treatment in Ethiopia

PhD candidate fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

The main objective of this research project is to assess time interval in Cervical cancer (CC) pathways, from suspicious CC to diagnosis and treatment, evaluate how clinical, socio-demographic, and treatment factors affect delays throughout patients’ clinical pathways in Ethiopia. A retrospective study method will be implemented. This research project will provide information and improve knowledge on pathways from suspicious CC to symptom onset, disease presentation and treatment for effective cervical cancer screening interventions and for early detection and treatment in Ethiopia.

Education (current):PhD Candidate in MLU, Halle (Saale), Germany.

Affiliation: Addis Ababa University

Current Role: Honorary Lecturer

About (relevant employment experiences and biggest achievement)

I have been teaching health economics courses in the university since 2014 G.C. During these times, I advised many MPH students who did their researches on health economics areas also I have been participating in different health economics researches as assigned by the university and with my initiation.  Among these researches, the researches that I am doing currently for my PhD dissertation, entitled on the Economic burden of breast cancer that consists of three researches namely “Costs of breast cancer treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”, “Willingness and ability to pay for breast cancer treatment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and “Cost effectiveness of breast cancer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia” can be cited.  Also, I produced one chapter on the economic burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to the module of NCDs.

With respect to work experience, I am working as freelance consultant since January 2010 to date.  During these times I achieved many commendable results but for this profile the most recent achievements are the following,

  1. I am doing “Public Expenditure Review of Health for Ethiopia at Sub-National Level”.  This assignment is the first in its kind in Africa, which is financed by World Bank but owned by FDRE-Ministry of Health but the organization that I am working with is IPE Global International consulting firm.
  2. I completed very recently on sustainability strategy and planning of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) for both international and national NTDs program implementers in Ethiopia.
  3. Last year I developed “Monitoring and Evaluation, Capacity Building, Sustainability and Phase-Out Strategies for Rights-Based Approach to Adolescent and Youth Development in Ethiopia Joint Programme Phase III (2018-2021).  The client was UNICEF-Ethiopia but the organisation that I affiliated with was ABH consulting firm.

Evaluation of the status of psychosocial service integration and implementation for people with cancer in Ethiopia

Ph.D. fellow in the Network for Oncology Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Evidence showed that psychological problem is a frequent but underrecognized and undertreated condition among cancer patients, which causes amplification of physical symptoms, increased functional impairment, and poor treatment adherence, whereas psychological interventions have been shown to increase adherence to treatment and quality of life by decreasing psychological symptoms like anxiety and depression. Despite, the importance of psychosocial support, studies are lacking in supporting these reports in Ethiopia. Hence, the main aim of this study is to explore challenges and opportunities in the implementation of psychosocial services in 12 hospitals in Ethiopia, to analyze the two-year survival of patients with cancer, and to estimate the cost and design integration guidelines for psychosocial services in routine cancer care setting in Ethiopia. To evaluate the implementation of psychosocial service provision in routine cancer care settings in Ethiopia. A mixed-method study approach will be used in this study. A qualitative study will be conducted to assess the facilitators and barriers of the formerly designed and integrated psychosocial support. Focus group discussions (FGDs), In-depth interviews (IDIs), and key informant interviews (KIIs) will be conducted with community representatives, health professionals, and patients, to assess the facilitators and barriers of the integrated psychosocial service. Based on the result of the qualitative study, the lacking component of psychosocial support will be added and integration guidelines will be designed. A two-year survival of patients with cancer will be analyzed, further, the cost of the integrated psychosocial service will be estimated. The qualitative data will be analyzed using content analysis, while survival will be analyzed by calculating overall survival rates and diseasespecific survival rates using the Kaplan-Meier method. The survival curves will be compared using the log-rank test, and p values will be calculated accordingly, whereas, cost estimation will be done by considering costs for each component such as one-time costs (infrastructure setup) and ongoing costs (personnel salaries or training). The assessment of the current status of psychosocial service integration and implementation for people with cancer will enable healthcare providers to ensure that these services are meeting the needs of their patients and are making a positive impact on patient outcomes.

Wondimu Ayele is Statistician in background and specialized in public health track of biostatistics and health informatics. He is an Assistant Professor for Biostatics and Health Informatics and Health Informatics Capacity Building and Mentorship Project Director at School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences in Addis Ababa University. He has worked at Federal Ministry of Health, Addis Ababa University, World Bank and World Health Organization for more than ten years. He joined the SPH as an academic staff in July 2013 and has been engaged in teaching biostatistics, Health Informatics and Research Method courses for both undergraduate medical and postgraduate public health and biomedical students at the College of Health Sciences. His is interested in data science, non-communicable diseases research and implementation science research to strengthen health information system in low income countries. Wondimu, Participant redesign of health information management system in Ethiopia. he has remarkable experience epidemiological research design, in-depth analysis and operational research, infectious diseases transmission modelling and predication. He participated several survey protocol design and data management and analysis such as Malaria Indicator survey, Health facility mapping, district profile preparation, EPI cluster survey, Health services provision assessment (SPA), SARA, Demographic and Health survey and also several health and health-related baseline, midterm and outcome evaluation and research. He has published over 19 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals so far. Wondimu is a PhD Fellow at Institute of Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Martin Luther University, Germany. His research work entitled “Modelling Breast Cancer burden estimation and predication in Ethiopia using Population based longitudinal data”
Wondimu Ayele, health information system technical advisor committee member at Ministry of health since 2018. Wondimu Ayele is also scientific advisor member of COVID 19 response at Ethiopia Public Health Institute.