Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and University of Addis Ababa

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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 Site Director

Picture of Dr. Yemane BerhaneDr. 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).


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Picture of Dr. Yemane BerhaneDr. Yemane Berhane, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of Addis Continental Institute of Public Health



Picture of Meaza DemissieMeaza 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.

Picture of Alemayehu WorkuAlemayehu Worku, Professor of Public Health and Biostatistics at Addis Ababa Continental

Prof. Alemayehu is versed in public health research. He is an expert in design, planning and implementation of sound health researches. He is resourceful in data analysis and this allows him to disseminate pertinent health research findings to policy makers, program planners, civil societies and beneficiaries/communities. He is coinvestigator, for some of the projects technical coordinator, of the meningococcal ACW135 Vaccine trial in Butajira, Optimization of TB and HIV co-treatment in Ethiopian patients: Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic aspects of drug- drug interactions between Rifampicin and Efavirenz and determining the optimal time for initiation of HAART in TB/HIV co-infected patients which is a randomized clinical trial, a methodological study to compare the WHO non-probability sampling against a rigorous probability sampling technique in EPI coverage survey, the national low vision and blindness survey and other reproductive health and HIV related studies. He has supervised more than 40 PhD candidates and more than 200 publications in pear reviewed international and national journals and chapter author of different public health study reports. Prof. Alemayehu worked as a member of data and safety monitoring board for different trials. He served as an associate editor of the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development for more than ten years. He has received the 2011 Ethiopian Public Health Association Senior Researcher Gold Medal Award and the College of Health Sciences of Addis Ababa University last 10 years best researcher award in 2014.