Tekleab Mekbib, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Mekbib, an obstetrician/gynecologist, served as head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yekatit 12 Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he led the interface of medicine and public health. He helped to lead a major non-governmental organization’s efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa as well as guiding policy change in safe motherhood, reproductive health and family planning in the Federal Ministry of Health. He was a founding member and past president of the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and served as editor-in-chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Reproductive Health – the first journal on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Ethiopia.
MPH, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2015
PhD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otto Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academy of Medical Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1988
Specialization Certificate, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pavlov First Medical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1986
MD, General Medicine, Pavlov First Medical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1981