Adult ID Program Director: Dr. Wondossen Amogne (Addis Ababa University)
Pediatric ID Coordinator: Dr. Workeabeba Abebe (Addis Ababa University)
External Training Program Coordinator: Dr. Makeda Semret (McGill University)
Clinical Opportunities (Adult and Pediatric ID):
Many complex infectious diseases cases are encountered at the Tikur Anbessa Hospital, the largest tertiary care and referral centre in Ethiopia. In addition to the high burden of HIV and opportunistic infections, particularly cryptococcosis and TB, visiting fellows will have exposure to a wide range of clinical cases including relapsing fever and leishmaniasis. A major challenge of this rotation is to learn how to manage complex ID cases with limited microbiological data and other laboratory resources.
Expected Length of Observership: Between 2-4 weeks, other durations negotiable.
Applicants should send a cover letter detailing their objectives and an updated CV. The complete application should be sent directly to the local program director and the external coordinator. Rotations should be planned with a minimum of 3 months advance. Visiting fellowships have to be approved by the Department of Medicine Addis Ababa University.
Costs/Fees, Housing and Logistics:
There is no university housing available for visiting fellows; however a number of hotels and guest houses are available within reasonable proximity to the hospital. Administrative or university fees are not imposed on visiting fellows, but transport, housing and all living expenses are the sole responsibility of the visiting fellow and expenses are not funded by the university or the hospital.