The Ethiopian Health Professionals Advisory Council on COVID-19 and

The Ethiopian Diaspora High-Level Advisory Council on COVID-19

in Partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Public Health Institute

invites you to a Zoom meeting


Date and Time: Thursday, Apr 23, 3-5:00pm Addis Ababa and 8-10:00am EST US


COVID-19 in Ethiopia: Current status, Modeling, and Implications


Moderator (5 minutes)

Dawd S. Siraj, MD, MPHTM

Professor of Medicine

Associate Program Director, Infectious Diseases Fellowship

Director, International Travel Clinic

Director, Global Health Pathway for the Dept. of Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Wisconsin- Madison


Opening Remarks: Current Status and Preparedness (15 minutes)

H.E. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, MD, MPH

Minister of Health of Ethiopia


COVID-19 Modeling and Projections for Planning (20 minutes)

Alemayehu Worku, BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor of Public Health and Biostatistics

Addis Ababa University

Senior advisor, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Modeling the Impact of Key COVID-19 Interventions (20 minutes)

Amir S. Siraj, BSc, MA, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Notre Dame

South Bend, Indiana


COVID-19 Modeling Implications for Policy and Control (15 minutes)

Yemane Berhane, MD, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health

Director, Addis Continental Institute of Public Health

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Discussion (40 minutes)



Closing Remarks (5 minutes)

H.E. Fitsum Arega

Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States


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