Tafese B Tufa, Assistance Professor of Medical Microbiology at Arsi University, College of Health Sciences, Asella, Ethiopia; Research Focal at Hirsch Institute of Tropical Medicine (HITM), Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, Asella, Ethiopia. email: mailto
How you have helped GAFFI so far?: I was involved in the Essential Diagnostics for advanced HIV disease and serious fungal infections conference held 10-12th April 2018 in Kampala, Uganda, organised by GAFFI. I have been involved in cryptococcal meningitis studies in Ethiopia. I have participated in the estimation of the burden of fungal infections in Ethiopia, the data for which which has now been published Tufa 2019. I have been teaching medical mycology course medical students since 2013 at Arsi University, Ethiopia.
Personal comment on the major needs in Ethiopia which GAFFI should be addressing:
Links to key fungal/global health institutions in Ethiopia: CDC Global Fungal Diseases https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/global/index.html