Solomon Tessema Memirie

University of Bergen, Dept. of Global Public Health and Primary Care

Dr. Solomon has over 20 years of experience as a clinician and public health specialist in various capacities in both governmental institutes, non-governmental organization and the private sector. He is a health care researcher with additional academic experience as a lecturer to both undergraduate and post graduate students at the school of medicine in Addis Ababa University. He has served as a senior PMTCT/Pediatric Clinical Advisor for the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP)-Ethiopia and as a Consultant on Newborn and Child Health to the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia. His main research area is cost and cost-effectiveness analysis of child and maternal health interventions in Ethiopia. Some of his studies include an assessment of household expenditures on pneumonia and diarrhea treatment in Ethiopia and cost-effectiveness analysis of maternal and newborn interventions in Ethiopia, on which he was the principal investigator. He has also conducted secondary data analysis on inequality and inequity of health service utilization for maternal and child health interventions based on data from successive demographic and health surveys in Ethiopia. He has also co-authored several publications on extended cost-effectiveness analysis of vaccine and child health interventions and a cost-effectiveness analysis of interventions against cardio-vascular diseases in Ethiopia. Most of the studies are published on peer reviewed international journals. He also has experience working on infectious diseases has published a study and a case report on pediatrics HIV/AIDS.