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Dr. Florian Neuhann



Florian Neuhann is a board certified internal medicine specialist. Apart from clinical work focusing on chronic care for both infectious and non-infectious diseases, he has worked in the field of environmental health and epidemiology in Germany, followed by work as a consultant physician in teaching hospitals in Tanzania and Malawi. He joined the institute following his work in the HIV program in Malawi in 2005.

His focus lies on capacity strengthening, training of health care providers, quality improvement for prevention, treatment and care e.g. Diabetes care under constraint resources and models of delivery for a continuum HIV care and treatment outcomes with a geographic focus in Southern Africa. He is also involved in TB control in Germany in affiliation with the Cologne municipal health authority. He teaches mainly on topics of disease control - HIV, Tb and NCD applying rights based approaches. Health and Human Rights is an important issue for his work. He is one of the coordinators for the course Applying a rights based approach in achieving health related SDGs.


2009 Board Certification of sub-specialty Tropical Medicine by the Chamber of Physicians
2008 Certificate for Teaching and Didactic at University Level issued by the Federal State of Baden Württemberg
2000 Diploma Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, University Liverpool
1994 Medical Doctorate (PhD equivalent), Medical Faculty Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf and Board Certification Environmental Medicine by the Chamber of Physicians
1989 Board certification as Physician Specialist („Internist“, MMed)
1982 Final state examination & registration as medical doctor under the law of FRG
1975-1982 Medical School, University Cologne
1974-1975 Studies of Sociology, University Giessen

Publications (selected recent) 

Hannah S. Borgschulte; Gerhard A. Wiesmüller; Anne Bunte; Florian Neuhann Health care provision for refugees in Germany - one-year evaluation of an outpatient clinic in an urban emergency accommodation BMC Health Services Research (2018) 18:488

M.Demir, S.Phiri, E.Heger, T.Heller, R.Kaiser, T.Chaweza, G.Fätkenheuer, H.M.Steffen, F. Neuhann Prevalence of anti-HBs without anti-HBc among HIV-infected adults initiating antiretroviral therapy in Lilongwe, MalawiJ Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2018

Ndirima Z., Neuhann F., Beiersmann C Listening to their voices: understanding rural women's perceptions of good delivery care at the Mibilizi District Hospital in Rwanda. BMC Womens Health. 2018 Feb 12;18(1)

Deckert A*, Neuhann F*, Klose C, Bruckner T, Beiersmann C, Haloka J, Nsofwa M,Banda G, Brune M, Reutter H, Rothenbacher D, Zeier M. * equal contribution Assessment of renal function in routine care of people living with HIV on ART in a resource-limited setting in urban Zambia. PLoS One. 2017 Sep 20;12(9):e0184766.

Sam Phiri†, Florian Neuhann†, Nicola Glaser, Thomas Gass, Thom Chaweza, Hannock Tweya and Lighthouse Group † equal contributionThe path from a volunteer initiative to an established institution: evaluating 15 years of the development and contribution of the Lighthouse trust to the Malawian HIV response BMC Health Services Research (2017) 17:548 DOI 10.1186/s12913-017-2466-y

Neuhann F, Barteit S Lessons learnt from the MAGNET Malawian-German Hospital Partnership: the German perspective on contributions to patient care and capacity development Globalization and Health 2017 GLAH-D-16-00172.3 DOI : 10.1186/s12992-017-0270-4

H. S. Borgschulte, A. Bunte, F. Neuhann, L. T. Weber, G. A. Wiesmüller Gesundheitliche Versorgung von Geflüchteten in 2015 – Evaluation einer Ambulanz für Geflüchtete in einer Kölner Notunterkunft (Kölner Modell) Gesundheitswesen 2016; 78(12): 808-813

Nicola Glaser, Sam Phiri, Tom Bruckner, Dominic Nsona, Hannock Tweya, Nomeda Ahrenshop, Florian Neuhann Chronic kidney disease in Malawi: Differences in prevalence in renal impairment among HIV-positive and -negative indiiduals in an urban population BMC Nephrology November 2016

Münevver Demir, Sam Phiri, Rolf Kaiser,Thom Chaweza, Florian Neuhann, Hannock Tweya, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Hans-Michael Steffen HIV/Hepatitis C Virus Co-infection among Adults Beginning Antiretroviral Therapy, Malawi Emerging Infectious Diseases • www.cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 22, No.11, November 2016

Ali T. Yassin, Yohannie Mlombe, Claudia Beiersmann,Thomas Bruckner, Martin Zeier, Florian Neuhann Are We Treating the Right People? Are We Treating the People Right? Health Status, Knowledge and Quality of Life amongst Patients with Diabetes at a Specialized Clinic at Kamuzu Central Hospital, Malawi International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE& Health 16(2) 2016 DOI: 10.9734/IJTDH/2016/25601

Nicola Glaser, Andreas Deckert, Sam Phiri, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Florian Neuhann Comparison of various equations for estimating GFR in Malawi: How to determine renal function in resource limited settings? PLOS ONEJuly 2015

S Barteit, P Hoepffner, S Huwendiek, A Karamagi, C Munthali, A Theurer, Florian Neuhann Self-directed e-learning at a tertiary hospital in Malawi –A qualitative Evaluation and Lessons learnt, GMS Zeitschrift für Medizinische Ausbildung 2015, Vol. 32(1),

Josephine Nana Agyeman-Duah, Antje Theurer, Charles Munthali, Noor Alide and Florian Neuhann Understanding the barriers to setting up a healthcare quality improvement process in resource-limited settings: a situational analysis at the Medical Department of Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi BMC Health Services Research 2014, 14:1 doi:10.1186/1472-6963-14-1

Antje Theurer, Edwin Chitandale, Charles Munthali, Heidi Schütt-Gerowitt, Jan Rybniker, Gerd Fätkenheuer and Florian Neuhann Bloodstream Infections and Malaria as Causes of Fever among Adult Medical Patients at a Referral Hospital in Malawi International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health4(2): 182-193, 2014

Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Sabine Gabrysch, Olaf Müller, Florian Neuhann, Irmgard Jordan, Michael Knipper and Oliver Razum Relationship between financial speculation and food prices or price volatility: applying the principles of evidence-based medicine to current debates in Germany Globalization and Health 2013, 9:44 www.globalizationandhealth.com/content/9/1/44

Tabatabai J, Namakhoma I , Tweya H, Phiri S, Schnitzler P, Neuhann F. Understanding reasons for treatment interruption amongst patients on antiretroviral therapy--a qualitative study at the Lighthouse Clinic, Lilongwe, Malawi. Glob Health Action. 2014 Sep 30;7:24795

Florian J. B. Scheibe, Peter Waiswa, Daniel Kadobera, Olaf Müller, Anna M. Ekström, Malabika Sarker, Florian Neuhann Effective Coverage for Antiretroviral Therapy in a Ugandan District with a Decentralized Model of Care 23 Jul 2013 | PLOS ONE 10.1371/journal.pone.0069433

Luebbert J, Tweya H, Phiri S, Chaweza T, Mwafilaso J, Hosseinipour MC, Ramroth H, Schnitzler P, Neuhann F. Virological Failure and Drug Resistance in Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy After Treatment Interruption in Lilongwe, Malawi. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 May 21. DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis438