Amdom Weldeabezgi is an epidemiologist and public health professional, with a master’s degree in public health and a specialisation in public health nutrition and a BSc. in Public Health.
For the last 11 years, Amdom has worked as a clinician, graduate assistant, research assistant and field epidemiologist, in diverse areas of public health.
Amdom has worked on the management of patients with neglected tropical diseases such as Visceral Leishmaniosis and snake bite, and also with patients suffering from severe acute malnutrition, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
He has also worked as an epidemiologist and has field experience in disease surveillance, nutrition and mortality survey and clinical data management. His work was focused on defining epidemiological matters, improving the early detection of outbreak and control methods, disease surveillance system, nutrition and mortality surveys, and the setting up of infection prevention and control surveillance system.
He has experience with medical data management and analysis. Working as a health information manager at Médecins Sans Frontières, he led a team of health information system (HIS) deployment officers who implemented District Health Information Software 2 (DHIS2) in Ethiopia, Yemen, Bangladesh, Iraq, India and Myanmar between 2018-2020.
At KIT he is working with other epidemiologists to conduct M&E activities on various components of health service delivery, quantitative data management and analysis, and spatial data analysis.