Dr. Menbeu Sultan is currently an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Critical care sub-specialist at the St. Paul's Hospital Millennium Medical College. He is one of the few certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support from the American Heart Association. In addition, he served as a Director of the Intensive Care Unit of St. Paul’s hospital and President of the Ethiopian Society of Emergency and Critical Care Professional. He received his medical doctorate degree from Mikelle University, School of Medicine and he completed his residency from Addis Ababa University, Department Emergency Medicine, and his fellowship in medical St. Johns Medical College Hospital Bangalore India.
Dr. Menbeu Sultan also served in the district hospital for a couple of years as a clinician and researcher. He also has a Masters in Public Health. Currently he is working as a technical advisor at the Ministry of Health in the preparedness, response, and recovery of COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, a task force at emergency and critical care directorate and actively involved in the development of national guidelines and protocols such as ICU protocol, National disaster preparedness, response guideline, and pre-hospital guideline. During this time, he built up his research and publication profile, both nationally and internationally. In the meantime, he also delivered a substantial contribution to leadership, teaching, and management.
As an Associate professor of Critical care medicine his contribution has been significant in research and treatment of various types of Critically ill patients and he has received awards for his accomplishments such as travel scholarship from CUGH, Egyptian Society of Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine. He has published over 11 peer-reviewed articles, authored a textbook on Disaster preparedness and response.
Apart from his interest in research, he is known for his compassion for critically ill patients and says it’s a great delight to him when he sees critically ill patients benefitting from innovative treatments. Dr. Menbeu is known for mentoring young students. He believes that by encouraging the next generation of physicians to take an interest in research, improving critically ill patient outcomes will be possible in the near future.
He encourages students interested in emergency medicine and critical care to plan carefully their career, get involved in research from early on in medical school, and to take advantage of any opportunities to find a mentor.
Lemlem Beza is an Emergency Medicine and Critical Care nurse practitioner at the Emergency Department, Addis Ababa, University. She was born and raised in the Oromia region North Shewa Zone Fitch. And, has completed her primary and secondary school at her birthplace. She is a native Ethiopian. So, she has experienced first-hand what it is like to live in a resource-limited setting both as a citizen and as a nurse. One of the critical problems faced by Ethiopians is limited health care access, especially in rural settings where she resided for many years. After completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing from AAU, she practiced as a community nurse in a rural clinic for three years. Her responsibilities included primary care across the lifespan of patients. In addition to these, she has also participated in community education programs that provided primary care information to rural residents.
She has observed the urgent need for adequate emergency care in rural areas. Patients were not being effectively assessed or provided sufficient treatment. These primary care experiences in rural Ethiopia prompted her to complete her master’s degree in emergency medicine and critical care nurse practitioner from Addis Ababa, University. Currently, she is a researcher, lecturer, and community service provider at Addis Ababa University (AAU) in the Department of Emergency Medicine where her work centers on emergency nursing and improving access to care in the emergency department (ED).
In the emergency department, she has served in an administrative capacity overseeing care coordination including triage and emergency care for a variety of conditions, additionally working as an Emergency and Critical care nursing unit head.
As a community service provider, she has actively involved in the training of diverse community members including AAU employees, taxi drivers, police, and students on basic emergency care. These individuals are now able to provide first response emergency care successfully in community settings.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and IOM, she has participated in the care and support of Ethiopian immigrants. Furthermore, works as a technical working group for the development of national guidelines and protocols in emergency and critical care directorate at the Ministry of Health level.
She has published more than 6- articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book on emergency drug reference books for nurses and physicians working at the emergency department. She has also granted a travel scholarship from CUGH, Egyptian Society of Critical Care and Emergency Medicine to get the opportunity to present her research works in San Francisco, New York, Egypt, and South Africa.
She is a PhD candidate at Emory University School of Nursing her research is on ACS patient symptom awareness, seeking the delay, and diagnosis delay. She was among the 2018/19 African presidential Scholarship winners which are a prestigious Scholarship from the University of Michigan African Presidential scholarship and UMAPS alumni. This year she also won a post-doctoral grant from Vanderbilt-Emory-Comell-Duke (VECD) consortium Fogarty Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars. Currently, she is working as unit head of Emergency medicine and Critical Care nursing and Vice president of the Ethiopian Society of Emergency and Critical Care professionals.
Sirak Gugsa is an expert nurse in Emergency and critical care at the Minister of Health. He is one of the Staff members of the Emergency and critical care Directorate and works as Officer of Facility case team in the Ministry. Additionally, he works as an executive board member and secretary to ESEP
He received his Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nursing and Master degree from Addis Ababa University Health Science College School of Nursing and Medicine, in addition, he has certified on Orthopedic technician from India and prevention, Resuscitation and Rehabilitation in Traumatic Injury from Thailand
As a Senior Nurse consultant he served for more than ten years in different leaderships and as a General Emergency unit coordinator at Tikur Anbessa Hospital and he has actively participated in the development of national guidelines and protocols at MOH .he also have more than five years’ experience working at rural hospital and health center as a clinician.
Dr. Temesgen Beyene (MD) is currently Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, a recent graduate of Ultrasound Leadership Academy Fellowship on Emergency Medicine Ultrasound as well as prospective Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Groups Developing Countries Scholar. He is also professionally certified Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program with clinical trial concentration and alumni of Harvard Medical School through the office of Global Education, certified and alumni of Brown University International Advanced Research Institute through Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs. Currently enrolled in Medical Education Partnership Initiative- Junior Faculty (MEPI-JF) fellowship of Addis Ababa University, College of Health Sciences focusing his research track on Non-Communicable Diseases Cardiovascular Track with his research focus on determinant factors for delayed patient presentations of Acute Coronary Syndrome. He has collaboration options with colleagues/researchers from Emory University and John Hopkins University School of Public Health through MEPI-JF. He has local, regional and international scientific presentations as well as speakership roles on the African Federation of EM scientific conferences. Dr. Temesgen has a recent talk on pursuing clinical research in parallel with residency training in Emergency Medicine on immediate past scientific conference of African Federation of EM, Kigali Rwanda as well as moderated the scientific conference research section. He is passionate about teaching both postgraduate and undergraduate medical students in collaboration with Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration on EM, involved in ongoing researches about this collaboration. For the same(for his teaching ambitions), he does educational blog posts for International EM Education Projects as well as the African Federation of EM.
He has received his undergraduate degree in Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Addis Ababa University School of Medicine as well as a specialty certificate in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care from the same university. His clinical research interest started as an undergraduate medical student through the Medical Students Research Mentorship Program, an initiative of MEPI with College of Health Sciences Addis Ababa University. So far Dr. Temesgen has published and collaborated over 10 scientific papers. He is one of the members of the Hospital Acquired Infection study group through Addis Ababa University and McGill University. Dr. Temesgen has assisted MOH through different initiatives as a member of supportive supervision, remote emergency clinic setups as well as reviewing disaster response planning and preparedness, trainer for national ICU setups, and short courses on Emergency management. Dr. Temesgen has a growing interest in leadership which started with his role representing undergraduate medical students in different university initiatives, curriculum reviews as well as a chief resident during his residency studies. The leading residents' research section and also serving as a co-director of post-graduate education at the Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Addis Ababa University College of Health Sciences. Currently, he is willing in leading the Emergency Ultrasound section of the Ethiopian Society of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Professionals. Temesgen has received a full fellowship scholarship from Ultrasound Leadership Academy & recently graduated in ULTRASOUND FELLOWSHIP WITH HONORS. With the same initiative, he successfully negotiated for the continuation of ULA fellowship currently with one junior fellow on training.
He is also a recipient of full scholarship as Developing Country Scholar from Emergency Ultrasound Group (EMUG), an Australian Initiative. Thus, he has a growing interest & willingness to lead the EM Ultrasound section.
Sr. Jalene Aga is currently a Clinical Practitioner of Emergency medicine and critical care nursing at Addis Ababa burn Emergency and trauma hospital, St Paul hospital Millennium medical college. She is certified in Emergency medicine and critical care nursing. In addition, she serves as an Emergency Nurse Director.
Sr. Jalene showed an interest in science from an early age, she then focuses on attending science study in camps after graduating high school.
She received her undergraduate degree from Kia med medical College and her master’s degree from Addis Ababa University, School of Medicine.
Her first job was at Gelemso general hospital for a year, then at Hawassa referral university hospital for a year and a half. She then served at Amanuel mental specialized hospital for six years as a Nurse and case team leader. Sr. Jalene decided that she wanted to specialize and become an Emergency and critical care nurse. The years that followed a lot of studying and practical work.
However, Sr. Jalene was natural. Calm under pressure, she could handle just about anything that was thrown at her. Among her colleagues, she was greatly respected as being willing to share her vast knowledge and experience of emergency medical care.
She worked together with a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and hospital management. During this time she built up her clinical, problem solving and leadership skills.
Today, Sr. Jalene is often one of the first faces you’ll see at Addis Ababa Burn Emergency and trauma hospital when resuscitating life-threatening patients, leading and mobilizing the team, following and filling staff and medical equipment’s gaps, responding for an accident at scenes and giving nursing direction at the flour at all.
She encourages and mentors students interested in Emergency and trauma science to plan to develop their careers carefully.
Dr. Tigist Bacha is an Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. She is the honorary faculty of the University of Wisconsin, USA. She did a Pediatric Emergency and Critical care fellowship with the collaboration of AAU and with University of Wisconsin (UW), USA. She received also Masters of Public health degree from the University of Gondar. She took several certificate programs which include research-related courses at John Hopkins University, a Pediatric bioethics course from Children mercy Kansas and child survival reaching the target program in Sweden. She is currently doing a pediatric cardiac intensive care fellowship at Hebrew University, in Israel.
Dr. Tigist is worked as a member of the first task force to establish emergency medicine in Ethiopia. She involved with her colleagues to develop the first pediatric intensive care unit in Ethiopia.
Dr. Tigist also has been involved with national and international efforts to educate healthcare providers in order to improve the emergent care of children throughout Africa. Together with the ministry of health and WHO she developed many pre-hospital and hospital guidelines and training manuals and conducted the training.
She has been involved in collaborative research over and QI projects. One of her QI projects created the first-ever procedural sedation clinic in Ethiopia. Her previous research and teaching endeavors have been recognized. She has received the best researcher award of 2013 from AAU, as well as, national research award of the young researcher Models Gold Award in 2014. She also received 8 times the best teacher award by graduating medical students. She has also nominated a regional adviser board of young research network for Africa. She is currently doing an ongoing project to improve simulation education for interns, residents, and nurses using tablet-based technology with Emory University to be used by Ethiopia as well as for the African Federation of Emergency medicine at large.
Assefu Woldetsadik Habtewold is a Medical Doctor, Anesthesiologist, and an Emergency & CC specialist. She was born in 1961in Ethiopia, Tigray region, Mekele city. She is married and is a mother of 3 boys. Her undergraduate study was in the former USSR, Belarussia, Minsk State Medical Institute. She graduated from medical school in 1987 and returned back home to serve her community. Her first workplace was in one of the health centers in AA. After serving for more than 7years as a general medical practitioner and head of the health center, she was promoted to AAHB (Addis Ababa Health Bureau) in1996 as director of Health Service and Training directorate. In 2003 she joined post-graduate training at AAUSOM (Addis Ababa University School of Medicine), and Anesthesiology department; following her post-graduate graduation; she was given a chance to serve as academic staff in the Department of Anesthesiology. From 2010- 2016 she worked in different leadership positions; as a head of Anesthesiology department, Head and chairperson of central ICU of the BLH, as taskforce secretary for Emergency department development, and Program Director for Master’s program on Emergency Medicine and Critical Care, Technical advisor for National Emergency Medical Service System development at the FMOH. She is an active participant in a national emergency and critical care guidelines and protocols development and revision. TOT trainer on CC and other short term emergency and CC training. In collaboration with her colleagues, she has published many research papers. She also served as chair and vice-chairperson for ESAPA, and secretary for ESSEP. Currently, she is working at Ras Desta Damitew Memorial hospital.
Professor Aklilu Azazh is currently a Professor of emergency medicine and critical care at the School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Addis Ababa University.
He did his Doctorate degree and residency in internal medicine from Addis Ababa University. And, his sub-specialty fellowship in Emergency and Critical Care from the University of Wisconsin -Madison.
Professor Aklilu has served in various leadership position both at the university and national level, for instance, he served as former President of Ethiopian Society of Emergency Professionals, Head department of Emergency Medicine, Chair of Quality improvement Projects, Head of Medical ICU, Black Lion Hospital, Associate Dean of the undergraduate program, And FMOH Violence and Injury Prevention Task Force member. Furthermore, He granted a number of awards for his achievement in this endeavor such as Rising Star award for improvement of Medical Education and Health care in Ethiopia, National Hero Award for health development Specialty in Emergency, Graduating Medical Students’ Best Leadership Award and Certificate for excellence from the University of Toronto for partnership. Professor Aklilu showed an interest in science from an early age and his interest in research developed over the years. He believed that further research and discoveries in his field could make a difference in the lives of many. He has published more than fifty full-fledged articles in peer-reviewed Journals. He worked together with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and clinicians to develop national guidelines and protocols for emergency and critical patients at the national level. During this time, he built up his research and publication profile, both nationally and internationally. He also delivered substantial contributions in leadership, teaching, and management.
As Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, his contribution has been significant in the research and treatment of various emergency problems and he has received numerous awards for his accomplishments.
Apart from his interest in research, he is known for his compassion and creating teamwork among nurse, physicians, and other supporting staff for the care and support of emergency patients and he says it’s a great satisfaction to him when he sees emergency patients benefitting from team-based emergency professionals’ treatments.
Professor Aklilu is known for mentoring young students such as nurses, physicians. He believes that by encouraging the next generation of nurses and physicians to take an interest in research improving emergency and critically ill patient outcomes will be possible in the near future.
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