The Emory Ethiopia Office

Emory University has established an on-the-ground network in Ethiopia, including a country office headquartered in Addis Ababa.

About the Office

Certificate of appreciation awarded to Emory University, Ethiopia

Dr. Abebe Gebremariam Gobezayehu (pictured right) receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Assosa, Ethiopia regional health bureau head in February 2020 for Emory's work in community-based maternal and neonatal health and nutrition.

The Emory University country office in Addis Ababa was established in 2010 to support a major Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (NHWSN) project on maternal and newborn health funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Led by NHWSN faculty members Dr. Lynn Sibley (retired) and Dr. Abebe Gebremariam Gobezayehu, the Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) project laid the groundwork for more than a dozen grants in the maternal and newborn health space over the past decade. Dr. Abebe previously served as country director of the Emory Ethiopia Office, and in his current faculty role, he supports the research efforts of the School of Nursing alongside fellow NHWSN faculty member Dr. John Cranmer and colleagues across the university. Learn more about NHWSN’s work in country through its Emory-Ethiopia Partnership here

The Office supports Emory’s dynamic activities in Ethiopia through the leadership of a team of administrative and technical staff and field offices in key locations across the country.

Meet the Team

The Ethiopia team has deep expertise with implementing community-based, health-related programs and works closely with government institutions, regional universities, and international organizations.

Collaborations and Partnerships