• Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health

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

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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.

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

HIV/AIDS, operations research, task shifting


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

Hoskins S, Jahn A, Somi G, Semenenko I, Kirungi W, Kaleebu P, Phiri S, Malyuta R, Fakoya A, Weller I, Porter K. Evaluating the systems used to monitor HIV populations accessing therapy and care in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. AIDS [Internet]. 2012 Dec [cited 2016 Aug 11];26 Suppl 2:S137–45. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23303435

Hedt-Gauthier BLBL, Tenthani L, Mitchell S, Chimbwandira FMFM, Makombe S, Chirwa Z, Schouten EJEJ, Pagano M, Jahn A. Improving data quality and supervision of antiretroviral therapy sites in Malawi: an application of Lot Quality Assurance Sampling. BMC Health Serv Res [Internet]. 2012;12(1):196. Available from: http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84863524959&partnerID=tZOtx3y1

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.