PhD, MPH, BSc
Dr Yalemzewod Gelaw joined Telethon Kids Institute in 2021 as a research officer on the Malaria Atlas Project. In his role, Gelaw supports insecticide-treated net coverage modelling and age-splitting treatment-seeking projects. He has PhD from the University of Queensland and his thesis focused on profiling high-risk geographical areas using spatial modelling in Ethiopia. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, at the Population Child Health Research Group at the University of New South Wales before joining MAP. In his role, Gelaw has led big data analyses from the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study (POCLS) data.
He has more than ten years of teaching and research experience in Australia and low-and-middle-income countries and has served as a health professional in the Ethiopia Ministry of Health. His wider research interests include modelling malaria endemicity, malaria reproduction numbers for malaria elimination in low malaria settings and preventing and controlling infectious diseases at low cost using geostatistical models.
Mapping national, regional and local prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in Ethiopia using geospatial analysis
This study aimed to map the national, regional and local prevalence of hypertension and diabetes in Ethiopia.Diabetes (Type 1) Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Infectious Disease Implementation Research Geospatial Health and DevelopmentDecember 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic and healthcare systems in Africa: A scoping review of preparedness, impact and response
The COVID-19 pandemic has overwhelmed health systems in both developed and developing nations alike. Africa has one of the weakest health systems globally, but there is limited evidence on how the region is prepared for, impacted by and responded to the pandemic.Published research Geospatial Health and Development COVID-19
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