Tuberculosis research in Ethiopia

This  research team works mainly to improve control of tuberculosis in south Ethiopia. We have worked on methods to improve case finding, and improve access to diagnosis and treatment for rural populations.

Currently three PhD students and two experienced Ethiopian researchers work on these studies:

  1. Endrias Markos works to improve new tools to find tuberculosis cases in rural Sidama in Ethiopia. He also studies the potential effect of inn-door air pollution on tuberculosis occurrence
  2. Mesay Hailu works on a project to map how tuberculosis occurrence varies from year to year, and to describe the geographical variations in the occurrence of pulmonary tuberculosis
  3. Shallo Daba works on a project to look at the geographical distribution of tuberculosis in the Arsi area of south-central Ethiopia, and to measure tuberculosis prevalence and multidrug resistance pattern.

Two former PhD students at the University of Bergen (Dr Meaza Demissie, PhD 2002; and Dr. Daniel Gemechu, PhD 2011) also work on these studies, and serve as co-supervisors for the PhD students.

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