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Tekleab Mekbib, MD

Dr. Tekleab Mekbib

Tekleab Mekbib, MD, PhD, MPH

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • CB 7445, 407 Rosenau, Chapel Hill NC 27599-7445
Dr. Mekbib works with the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health participating in activities on implementation science and improvement science for prevention of maternal and newborn deaths globally as well as assisting in planning and coordination of new programs, policies and practices for this field; conducts systematic reviews and inform policy implementation; and contributes to the development of a knowledge management system for implementation science and improvement science to support the implementation and improvement of global maternal and child health programs. He contributes to coursework for implementation science for global maternal and child health.

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

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