Ethiopia Global Infectious Disease (GID) Training Grant

The Global Infectious Disease (GID) Training Program (D43TW011386) is supported by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH), in collaboration with Addis Ababa University (AAU) and Haramaya University, offers research training opportunities to Ethiopian public health researchers, physician scientists, and other health professionals. The goal of this training program is to develop a cadre of public health researchers in Ethiopia prepared to lead research and scientific projects in pediatric infectious disease, with a particular emphasis on nutrition and diarrheal and respiratory diseases.

The program provides  research training to junior-and mid-level researchers and health college faculty in substantive areas of pediatric infectious diseases, epidemiological methods, implementation science, and in career advancement areas. The specific aims of this program are to:

  1. Develop a critical mass of mid-level public health researchers who can address priority childhood infectious disease, nutrition, and implementation science issues in the Ethiopian context by leading research programs and building additional capacity.
  2. Build a critical mass of junior public health researchers who can design and successfully carry out rigorous research projects in pediatric infectious diseases and nutrition using training and mentoring approaches designed to advance research with potential for significant impact on the nutritional status and health of the Ethiopian population.

The research training program is structured to provide an appropriate balance of short, medium, and long term training opportunities for participants from Ethiopia in both Boston and Ethiopia. The program has four principal strategies to address pediatric infectious disease and nutrition training gaps in Ethiopia: postdoctoral training; short-term doctoral training; intensive short courses; and annual symposia and monthly seminars.

The program is jointly led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) and Addis Continental Institute of Public Health (ACIPH) under Wafaie Fawzi (HSPH) and Yemane Berhane (ACIPH).

For questions related to the GID Ethiopia Training Grant, please contact our Training Programs Coordinator, Lizi Fine, at, or visit ACIPH’s website for additional information.