Inaugural Seminar at University of Oslo

The Centre for Global Health and Faculty of Medicine, UiO, welcome you to an inaugural seminar on the occasion of visiting colleagues from Jimma University, Ethiopia. The seminar will focus on important Ethiopian health issues such as heart disease in children, meningococcal and Neglected Tropical Diseases.

In connection with the visits from our Ethiopian colleagues, both Professor Abraham Haileamlak Mitike, a child's cardiologist from Ethiopia (appointed Honorary Doctor at UiO), and Dr. Zeleke Mekonnen, a Director of Health Research, Jimma University, Ethiopia, will present on their research topics. Dr. Haileamlak and Dr. Mekonnen are lead collaborators in the EXCEL SMART JUiO NORPART project aimed at enhancing the quality of higher education in Ethiopia and strengthening the academic cooperation between Jimma University and the University of Oslo. 

Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm Please register your attendance by August 25th 



Dr. Abraham Haileamlak is a Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health and Consultant Pediatric Cardiologist at Jimma University with over twenty five years’experience in health care service in Ethiopia.



Dr. Zeleke Mekonnen is an Associate Professor at Jimma University. His research interests include Neglected Tropical Diseases, epidemiology and control of parasites & zoonotic diseases.


Tentative program




11:00 AM

Welcome and introduction

Jeanette H. Magnus, University of Oslo

Andrea S. Winkler, Centre for Global Health, University of Oslo

11:05 AM  

Neglected Tropical Diseases in Ethiopia

Associate Professor Zeleke Mekonnen,

Director, Health Research and Postgraduate Program, Jimma University  

11:30 AM Meningococcal disease, carriage and vaccines in Ethiopia  

Cand Med. Guro Bårnes,

University of Oslo

11:50 AM Children with Heart disease in Ethiopia

Doctor honoris causa Professor Abraham Haileamlak Mitike,

Former Dean and Vice President, Jimma University

12:30 PM Lunch  
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Published Aug. 2, 2017 3:35 PM - Last modified Aug. 14, 2017 2:03 PM