Thirty two Emory faculty work on issues relating to Ethiopia, making it a top destination (fifth) for Emory faculty, with over 100 faculty trips each year. Through the Emory Global Health Institute’s various collaborations with local and national governments, Emory is significantly strengthening Ethiopia’s capacity in health care infrastructure and delivery. Whether improving maternal and newborn health through a community-oriented model or training health professionals and residents in Addis Ababa’s major hospitals, Emory’s strength comes from its health collaborations—but isn’t limited to the health sciences, as numerous faculty have projects in other areas such as anthropology and law.

Engagement snapshot

Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (2010-present)

Lynn Sibley (Woodruff School of Nursing) began a substantial partnership through Gates Foundation funding to increase maternal and newborn outcomes and health. This ongoing project has the ultimate goal of increasing survival among newborns and mothers. The project was initially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, but is now funded by Micronutrient Initiative. Contact: Lynn Sibley, Emory School of Nursing

Emory Global Health Residency Scholars Program (2012-present)

The Dean of the School of Medicine provides financial and mentorship support to engage residents and fellows in Ethiopian clinical care. Contact: Lisa Sthreshley, School of Medicine

Ethiopia-Emory TB Research Training Program (2013-present)

Emory received an NIH grant to work on TB education in Ethiopia. This five-year grant totaled more than $970,000. Contact: Henry Blumberg, School of Medicine

Training Health Professionals

Carlos del Rio was awarded an NIH grant to establish a training program for Ethiopian health professionals in partnership with Addis Ababa University. Contact: Carlos del Rio, Rollins School of Public Health

Global Surgery Program (active)

This program focuses on the training of surgical residents and is accredited by the Ethiopian Ministry of Health. Contact: Jonathan Pollock, School of Medicine

Institute for Developing Nations (2007-present)

IDN has brought together CARE USA, CARE Ethiopia, the Millennium Water Programs, Jimma University, and Emory researchers to look at women, water, and development. Contact: Sita Ranchod-Nilsson, IDN

Ethiopia Program Support (active)

The Emory Global Health Institute has expertise setting up and supporting projects in Ethiopia. Contact: Shelly Terrazas, EGHI

Ethiopian Public Health Training Initiative (1997-2010)

Focuses on training healthcare workers throughout Ethiopia to aid in improving the quality of healthcare delivery. This program was jointly sponsored by the Carter Center and the Emory Global Health Institute. Contact: Shelly Terrazas, EGHI

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