University of Addis Ababa, College of Health Sciences



Addis Ababa University Faculty of Medicine established in 1964 with the goal of producing medical doctors to handle the country’s health problems. Starting from 1979 the faculty launched graduate programs, which was the first graduate program in the history of AAU. In 1998 Tikur Anbessa Hospital, which is the largest referral hospital in the country was given to Addis Ababa University (AAU) from the Ministry of Health (MoH) for the faculty as a main teaching hospital. The faculty is the oldest and the largest among the health training institutions in the country, staffed with the most senior specialists.


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Prof Tesfaye Tolessa, PhD

Head of Department of Anatomy and Physiology

Email: tesfayet2002<at>

Tel: 251-11-5151595 (office)



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Mekelle University, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy


Mekelle University is found at the town of Mek’ele in the Tigray region of Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 Kilometers from the Ethiopian capital. It was originally composed of two colleges: the Mekelle Business College and Mekelle University College. They were merged in May 2000, to establish today’s Mekelle University. MU is now a government-funded higher institution with an international reputation for teaching and research and with collaborative understanding with national and international sister institutions. Since its establishment, it has proved to be one of the fastest growing Universities in Ethiopia.

At present, the University has eight colleges: Business and Economics, Dry Land Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, Engineering, Law and Governance, Social Sciences and Languages, Veterinary Madicine, Natural and Computational Sciences and Health Sciences; and two institutes: Institute of Pedagogical Sciences, and Paleoenvironment and Heritage Conservation.  MU hosts over 23,000 students in the regular, continuing education programme and summer, evening, distance education and in-service programes in both undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Mekelle University







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Prof Peter Ekanem, PhD




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About the area

Near the university:

Mekelle can be used as a base to explore the many rock-hewn churches that are scattered across the stunning high-desert landscape of northern Tigray. The churches are very rewarding to visit, with Abuna Yemata Guh being a particular highlight. In this church you can find some original wood carvings and well preserved paintings speaking to the religious influences and clashes during early Christian times.

Travel in Ethiopia:

Travellers in Ethiopia will encounter spectacular landscapes, providing unmissable hiking and trekking opportunities. The scenery includes everything from mountainous regions with canyons and chasms, to salt lakes, high plateaus and grassy savannah plains. The Danakil Depression also contains an impressive 25% of Africa’s active volcanoes. For relaxation, there are also numerous beautiful beaches along the neigboring Somaliland coastline.

For a unique adventure experience, you have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks in Djibouti’s Gulf of Tadjoura. You can also observe the sea life while diving amid coral encrusted wrecks near Djibouti City. Ethiopia is also a fantastic bird-watching destination.

Ethiopia is also a fascination cultural destination, with many different tribes still following ancient customs and traditions. You can visit and find out more about their way of life, as well as observe some of the many ceremonies and festivals that are a part of their culture.