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Maryam Hemed

African Union Commission, Department of Medical Services, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Maryam Hemed

Maryam Hemed, MD, MMed, MSc (International Health)
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Department of Medical Services, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Société coopérative médicale de Beaulieu scholarship

I was born on June 20th 1968 in Tanzania. In 1995 I graduated from the University of Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania with a bachelor degree in Medicine (MD). I got my Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Wuhan, P. R. China in 2002, and my Master of Science in International Health from the Royal Tropical Institute in The Netherlands in 2008.

Since September 2010, I have been working with the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist. Before my current position in Ethiopia, I worked for more than 10 years with the Ministry Of Health in Zanzibar, Tanzania, where I held various positions including but not limited to the head of the obstetrics and gynecology department at the tertiary hospital (2002 to 2006), medical superintendent (2006 to 2007), secretary for the Zanzibar Medical Research Ethics Committee and focal person for the United Nations Joint Program 5, Pillar II activities in Zanzibar. I have been an active member of various professional bodies including the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Tanzania (AGOTA), Tanzania Medical Women Association (TAMWA) and Tanzania Public Health Association (TPHA). I am married with two children aged 10 and 15.

Publications in journals

Lund S, Hemed M, Nielsen BB, Said A, Said K, Makungu MH, Rasch V. Mobile phones as a health communication tool to improve skilled attendance at delivery in Zanzibar: a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BJOG. 2012 Sep;119(10):1256–64.