• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health

International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH)
Lilongwe
Malawi

Phone Number: 
888-450-258
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Biography 

Andreas Jahn is a clinical epidemiologist with over 15 years of working experience in Africa, primarily in HIV. He obtained his medical degree at the Free University of Berlin in 1999 and his MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 2001. As a field epidemiologist from 2001-2006, he implemented Malawi’s first demographic surveillance system to measure the population impact of HIV. This work led to his PhD in HIV Epidemiology in 2008. Dr Jahn has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the first evidence globally for a population-level impact of ART roll-out on adult mortality (The Lancet, 2008). Dr Jahn joined I-TECH at UW in 2006 and was appointed as Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Health in 2009. He has been seconded as a Technical Assistant to the HIV Department at the Malawi MOH since 2008. He has profoundly contributed to the Malawi ART/PMTCT Program which is widely recognized for the best M&E system in resource-limited settings. He continues to shape national and international HIV programs with innovative monitoring systems and initiatives such as Option B+ for PMTCT, which has been adopted by WHO in 2013.

Education 
  • PhD (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
  • MSc (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
  • MBBS (Freie University of Berlin (Germany))
Country Affiliations 
Languages 
  • German
Health Topics 
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Education and Training
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Information Systems
  • Health Interventions
  • Health Outcomes
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Implementation Science
  • Intervention Design and Management
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Operations Research
  • Policy Monitoring
  • Quality Improvement
Expertise 

HIV/AIDS, operations research, task shifting

Publications 

Prust ML, Banda CK, Nyirenda R, Chimbwandira F, Kalua T, Jahn A, Eliya M, Callahan K, Ehrenkranz P, Prescott MR, McCarthy EA, Tagar E, Gunda A. Multi-month prescriptions, fast-track refills, and community ART groups: Results from a process evaluation in Malawi on using differentiated models of care to achieve national HIV treatment goals. J Int AIDS Soc [Internet]. 2017;20(5):41–50. Available from: https://doi.org/10.7448/IAS.20.5.21650

Kalua T, Barr BAT, Oosterhout JJ Van, Mbori-ngacha D, Schouten EJ, Gupta S, Sande A, Zomba G, Tweya H, Lungu E, Kajoka D, Tih P, Jahn A. Lessons Learned From Option B + in the Evolution Toward “ Test and Start ” From Malawi , Cameroon , and the United Republic of Tanzania. 2017;75:43–50.

Jahn A. Option B+: A Stepping Stone to Universal Treatment. In: Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections [Internet]. Boston; 2016. p. S-5. Available from: http://www.croiconference.org/sessions/option-b -stepping-stone-universal-treatment

Telisinghe L, Charalambous S, Topp SM, Herce ME, Hoff Mann CJ, Barron P, Schouten EJ, Jahn A, Zachariah R, Harries AD, Beyrer C, Amon JJ. HIV and tuberculosis in prisons in sub-Saharan Africa. Lancet [Internet]. 2016 [cited 2016 Aug 17]; Available from: www.thelancet.com

Schouten EJ, Jahn A, Midiani D, Makombe SD, Mnthambala A, Chirwa Z, Harries AD, Van Oosterhout JJ, Meguid T, Ben-Smith A, Zachariah R, Lynen L, Zolfo M, Van Damme W, Gilks CF, Atun R, Shawa M, Chimbwandira F. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and the health-related Millennium Development Goals: Time for a public health approach. Lancet [Internet]. 2011;378(9787):282–4. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(10)62303-3

Jahn A, Floyd S, Crampin AC, Mwaungulu F, Mvula H, Munthali F, McGrath N, Mwafilaso J, Mwinuka V, Mangongo B, Fine PE, Zaba B, Glynn JR. Population-level effect of HIV on adult mortality and early evidence of reversal after introduction of antiretroviral therapy in Malawi. Lancet. 2008;371(9624):1603–11.