Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and University of Addis Ababa

Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) is an independent center of excellence for public health research and training in Ethiopia. It is an accredited higher learning institute and works closely local institutions such as the University of Addis Ababa (AAU). Institute investigators and students have focused their research efforts on major public health problems such as reproductive health, mental health, nutrition, NCDs, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Investigators provide training and technical assistance in data management, analysis and report writing including both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. A strong and well-established history of collaboration exists with the Harvard Chan School and BU evidenced by jointly implemented projects and publications.

The ACIPH Site-based Director is Dr. Yemane Berhane.

Site-based mentors:

Yemane Berhane, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Yemane Berhane is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Addis Continental Institute of Public Health, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prof Yemane Berhane has participated  in numerous research projects in the areas of maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other priority public health issues and published extensively (over 220 publications) in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has served as President of the Ethiopian Public Health Association (1995-99); as Associate Vice Present for Addis Ababa University (2001-02);  Regional Director for Measure Evaluation Anglophone Africa Training on Monitoring and Evaluation of health Programs (2005-06); Board Member of the Armauer Hansen Research Institute (2006-08); Member of the WHO/AFRO Technical Advisory Group on Measles Control in Africa (2005-present), and as a chair of the Global network of Monitoring and evaluation training center (GEMNET-Health, 2012-2014).

Meaza Demissie, Professor of Public Health and Deputy Director at Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Prof. Meaza Demissie has earned her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1987 and Master of Public Health degree in 1992 from Addis Ababa University; and her PhD/Epidemiology and Public Health in 2002 from University of Bergen, Norway. She has been involved in public health researches mainly on TB and HIV for more than twenty years and has published more than forty articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals; she also contributed a chapter in a book and published monographs.