Staff Profiles

Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen Gezmu

MD,Specialist in Pediatrics and Child Health

I am senior pediatrics and child health specialist with more than 15years of experience.Worked in various national and international organizations in my areas of expertise.Currently, I am faculty member in department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Botswana for the past 4 years. 

General pediatrics

Asthma and allergy in children


Asthma and allergy

Neonatology-infectious diseases, retinopathy of prematurity, neonatal resuscitations

Asthma and allergy diseases

Neonatology related issues

Health care service improvements

malnutrition in children 


Gezmu AM, Kung SJ, Shifa JZ, Nakstad B, Brooks M, Joel D, Arscott-Mills T, Puerto EC, Šaltytė Benth J, Tefera E. Pediatric Spectrum of Allergic Diseases and Asthma in a Tertiary Level Hospital in Botswana: an Exploratory Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study. J Asthma Allergy. 2020;13:213-223. doi: 10.2147/JAA.S253618. eCollection 2020. PubMed PMID: 32753905; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7342389.

Gezmu AM, Shifa JZ, Quinn GE, Nkomazana O, Ngubula JC, Joel D, Banda FM, Nakstad B. Incidence of Retinopathy of Prematurity in Botswana: A Prospective Observational Study. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:2417-2425

Tefera E, Qureshi SA, Gezmu AM, Mazhani L. Radiation protection knowledge and practices in interventional cardiologists practicing in Africa: a cross sectional survey. Journal of Radiological Protection. 2020 Feb 21;40(1):311.

In pursuit of academic excellence