Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Mar - Wed 13 Mar, 2002
(Session 395)

no photo available Mesfin Addisse (Faculty)

Country/Region: Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University

Biography:
Mesfin Addisse is head of the Department of Community Health at Gondar College of Medical Sciences in Ethiopia. Dr. Addisse serves as senior research supervisor for medical and health officer students. His own research interests include the perpetuation of leprosy stigma in Ethiopia and its eradication, and teachers’ and parents’ attitudes towards sex education in schools. Dr. Addisse currently teaches courses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and medical ethics. Prior to this, he was head of the Regional Health Bureau in Afar Regional State. He was a consultant for numerous projects including the McGill Community Health Project that focused on the children of leprosy patients, the Afar Relief and Development Organization, and Afar Aid. Dr. Addisse is chair of the Community Health Department at Gondar College of Medical Sciences, and chair of the regional steering committee for advanced training in primary healthcare. He is a member of the Ethiopian Public Health Association. Dr. Addisse holds an M.D. from Addis Ababa University.