Ethiopian womanEthiopia is one of the poorest countries in Africa, and access to health facilities is limited. Malaria epidemics are common, causing high annual morbidity and mortality, and HIV/AIDS has reached epidemic levels. According to WHO, among the estimated 4 to 5 million malraia cases in the African region (AFRO) each year, 150,000 occur in Ethiopia alone. In 2010, the HHS/CDC Global AIDS Program and the Ethiopian Ministry Of Health (MOH) and Demographic Health Survey (DHS) estimated the national prevalence of adult HIV at 2.4% with 1.2 million HIV-infected persons. Among those infected with HIV, UNAIDS and the Ethiopian MOH report an estimated 80,000 are children under the age of 15 and 90,300 are pregnant women.  Ethiopia is one of 15 US President's Emergency Plan Emergence Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) focus countries that receives support for comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care programs.


CCGHE is determined to relieve some of the burden that disease places on the Ethiopian population. Since 2005, CCGHE has partnered with the World Bank, JHPIEGO, the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-Ethiopia and Ethiopian institutions to develop and deploy a variety of distance learning initiatives designed to meet the continuing medical education needs of Ethiopian health workers. CCGHE efforts have also focused on building in-country capacity to independently develop distance learning programs and have included building distance learning infrastructure in Ethiopia and training Ethiopian faculty in curriculum development, evaluation and online course deployment. 


Pooled individual data analysis of five randomized trials of infant nevirapine prophylaxis to prevent breast-milk HIV-1 transmission

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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Background: In resource-limited settings, mothers infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) face a difficult choice: breastfeed their infants but risk transmitting HIV-1 or not breastfeed their infants and risk the infants dying of other infectious diseases or malnutrition. Recent...

Global health education for medical students: New learning opportunities and strategies

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Medical Teacher
Background: A new course was offered to introduce basic global health concepts to all first year Johns Hopkins medical students, that took advantage of new distance learning capacity to connect medical students in Baltimore with students and faculty in Uganda, Ethiopia, Pakistan and India. Aims:...

Twelve month follow-up of the SWEN randomized controlled trials: Differential impact of extended-dose nevirapine on mother-to-child transmission and infant death by maternal CD4 cell count

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Objectives: We previously reported combined analysis of 6-week and 6-month endpoints of three randomized controlled trials [Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine (SWEN) trials] that compared extended-dose nevirapine through 6 weeks of age to single-dose nevirapine to prevent HIV transmission via...

Extended-dose nevirapine to 6 weeks of age for infants to prevent HIV transmission via breastfeeding in Ethiopia, India, and Uganda: an analysis of three randomized controlled trials

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The Lancet
Background: UNICEF/WHO recommends that infants born to HIV-infected mothers who do not have access to acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable, and safe replacement feeding should be exclusively breastfed for at least 6 months. The aim of three trials in Ethiopia, India, and Uganda was to...

eLearning Development in the Moodle Learning Management System

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa College of Health Sciences
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