Global Health AG

The Global Health Team in Halle, September 2021.


Information on all other members of the Global Health Team can be found here:

Visiting scientist

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


  • 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



  • 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


Epidemiology of Communicable and Epidemic Prone Diseases
Epidemiology of NCD and Cancer
Bioethics and Medical Ethics including research ethics



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


  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


  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.
  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.
  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) 170:111–118 018 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
  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. 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☉


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)


VI. Publication list

Selected publications – for more publications check out the publication list of my working group:


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. []

  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


Muluken Gizaw

Assistant Professor at School of Public Health, Addis Ababa



  • 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)



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



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



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

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg;
Magdeburgerstr. 8; 06097 Halle (Saale), Germany


II. Education

  • Ph.D. in Human Genetics, Freie Universität Berlin and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (2010) Dissertation: Linkage Disequilibrium and Transmission Distortion Affecting Human Chromosome6p ( Honors: Magna Cum Laude
  • 2005 Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Teacher’s Certification, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil (2005) Thesis: Linkage Disequilibrium and MHC Haplotype Frequencies of 17,000 Stem Cell Donors from Curitiba/PR Grade: 100/100


III. Experience

  • 2020–2021: PathoNext GmbH, Leipzig, Germany, Bioinformatician and Head of Laboratory.
  • 2020: IAV GmbH, Gifhorn, Germany, Data Scientist and Development Engineer.
  • 2014–2019 Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics, University ofUlm, Germany, Professor Assistant and Postdoc Scientist.
  • 2012–2013 Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility Laboratory, UFPR University, Curitiba, Brazil, Scientific Coordinator.
  • 2010–2012 Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin, Germany, PostdocResearcher.


IV. Awards/Fellowships

  • 2007 – 2008: NaFöG Stipend from the Senate of Berlin, now called Elsa-Neumann-Stipend
  • 2006 and 2009: Ernst-von-Leyden Stipend - Berliner Krebsgesellschaft Fellowship


V. Selected Publications

1. Paulo Milet-Pinheiro, Pablo S. C. Santos, Samuel Prieto-Benítez, Manfred Ayasse, and Stefan Dötterl. Differential evolutionary history in visual and olfactory floral cues
of the bee-pollinated genus Campanula (Campanulaceae). Plants, 10(7), 2021.
2. Mark A. F. Gillingham, B. Karina Montero, Kerstin Wihelm, Kara Grudzus, Simone Sommer, and Pablo S. C. Santos. A novel workflow to improve genotyping of multigene families in wildlife species: An experimental set-up with a known model system. Molecular Ecology Resources, 21(3):982–998, 2021.
3. Marianne Volleth, Stefan Müller, Simone Sommer, and Pablo S. C. Santos. Cytogenetic investigations in Emballonuroidea: Extensive chromosomal reorganization characterizes the karyotype of Saccopteryx bilineata. Acta Chiropterologica, 22(1):49–55, 2020.
4. Juliana S. Schauren, Ana C.M.B.G. Torres, Rodrigo C. Almeida, Pablo S. C. Santos, Fabiane Mulinari-Brenner, Luiz H. Lima, Luiz A.Z. Filho, Naoye Shiokawa, Maria G. Bicalho, and Mario T. Sato. Novel CDH3 variants in Brazilian families with hypotrichosis and juvenile macular dystrophy revealed by exome sequencing. Clinical Genetics, 97(3):529–531, Nov. 2019.
5. Pablo S. C. Santos, Maja Mezger, Miriam Kolar, Frank-Uwe Michler, and Simone Sommer. The best smellers make the best choosers: mate choice is affected by female chemosensory receptor gene diversity in a mammal. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 285(1893):20182426, Dec. 2018.
6. Pablo S. C. Santos, Frank-Uwe Michler, and Simone Sommer. Can MHC-assortative partner choice promote offspring diversity? A new combination of MHC-dependent
behaviours among sexes in a highly successful invasive mammal. Molecular Ecology, 26(8):2392–2404, Apr. 2017.
7. Pablo S. C. Santos, Alexandre Courtiol, Andrew J. Heidel, Oliver P. Höner, Ilja Heckmann, Martina Nagy, Frieder Mayer, Matthias Platzer, Christian C. Voigt, and Simone Sommer. MHC-dependent mate choice is linked to a trace-amine-associated receptor gene in a mammal. Scientific Reports, 6:38490, Dec. 2016.
8. José S. Silva, Pryscilla F. Wowk, Fabiana Poerner, Pablo S. C. Santos, and Maria G. Bicalho. Absence of strong linkage disequilibrium between odorant receptor alleles
and the major histocompatibility complex. Human Immunology, 74(12):1619–1623, Dec. 2013.
9. Eni P. Bompeixe, Pablo S. C. Santos, Rafael G. Vargas, Renate von Linsingen, Suelen. C. Zeck, Pryscilla F. Wowk, and Maria G. Bicalho. HLA class II polymorphisms and recurrent spontaneous abortion in a Southern Brazilian cohort. International Journal of Immunogenetics, 40(3):186–191, June 2013.
10. Pablo S. C. Santos, Johannes Höhne, Fabiana Poerner, Maria G. Bicalho, Barbara Uchanska-Ziegler, and Andreas Ziegler. Does the new HapMap throw the baby out with the bath water? European Journal of Human Genetics, 19(7):733–734, July 2011.


VI. Teaching

  • 2019: Principal Instructor, Python for Biologists ("Python Time"), University of Ulm.
  • 2019 Principal Instructor, R for Ecologists ("The R Hour"), University of Ulm.
  • 2019 Instructor, Statistics for Biologists, University of Ulm.
  • 2014-2019 Instructor and Co-Organizer, Master Module on Conservation Genomics, University of Ulm.
  • 2014-2019 Teaching Assistant, Regular classes in Ornithology, Ecology and Population Genetics, University of Ulm.
  • 2018 Principal Instructor, Pre-Master’s Course in Biology, University of Ulm.
  • 2012-2013 Teaching Assistant, Regular classes in Immunogenetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics,Postgraduate Program in Genetics of the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.
  • 2010-2012 Teaching Assistant, Regular classes in Immunogenetics and Evolutionary Biology, University of Potsdam.

PhD Students in Halle (MD)

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).


My research interest includes:

- Female cancer

- Cancer epidemiology

- Facilitators and barriers in accessing cancer care

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 "Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, and Infrastructural Conditions for e-Learning in Continuous Medical Education in Primary Health Care Levels in rural 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:

  • Needs assessment of e-Learning in peripheral settings
  • Awareness of breast and cervical cancer screening 
  • Sociodemographic factors influencing medical education

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-

  • 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


Matthias Begoihn

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


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


Christian Reibold

Machbarkeit endokriner Therapie bei Patientinnen mit Mammakarzinom in West-Äthiopien


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.

PhD students in Addis Ababa (Dr. rer. medic)

Pathways to care and access to endocrine treatment of breast cancer patients in Ethiopia: a retrospective analysis.

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.

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.

Cervical cancer screening and health service in Ethiopia

Brhanu Teka Endallew is a Medical Microbiologist in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Addis Ababa University. He is an Assistant Professor of Medical Microbiology and his main research interest is cancer biology, Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial resistance. Most specifically, he is currently researching on Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer screening. As part of his project, Brhanu is now established the molecular HPV laboratory in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology and performed the first population-based HPV genotype distribution in Ethiopia.


Brhanu is a PhD Fellow at Addis Ababa University in collaboration with Martin Luther University, Institute of Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Informatics, Germany and Clinic for Gynecology Research, Charité Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin, Germany. His research work is entitled “Human Papilloma Virus genotype distribution, persistence and the role of cervicovaginal microbiome on rate of progression in cervical carcinogenesis: A population-based follow up study”.