Abera Kumie Takele, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Head of Environmental and Occupational Sciences Department of Environmental and Occupational Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health
College of Health Sciences
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Dr. Abera Kumie is a national environmental Health Specialist who has served the Ministry of Health for over 15 years in matters related to hygiene and sanitation planning, monitoring and evaluation. He joined the teaching institution of Addis Ababa University to teach, do research, and advise both undergraduate and post graduate students. He has several publications in areas of food hygiene, basic sanitation, health care waste management, air pollution (indoor and outdoor), water sanitation, housing sanitation, occupational health and safety in both local and international journals. He was also involved in writing book chapters on related subjects. Dr Abera was involved in the management of big projects as PI with a Swedish Umea University Partnership on the “Indoor Air Pollution Project in Butajira Rural area” which was culminated with two PhD works. He serves as a peer reviewer for the Ethiopian Journal of Health Development and Ethiopian Medical Association, BMC, and International Journal of Environmental Health. He serves the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia for a Task Force on Hygiene and Sanitation. He also extends his service through consultation work in a number of projects and being as a resource person for many workshops and seminars.


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