Ethiopia Team

Central Team

Netsanet Fetene, Senior Technical Lead
Netsanet has a medical degree from Addis Ababa University’s and MPH from Gondar University. Netsanet has more than 13 years of experience working as a clinician and public health specialist in various organizations in Ethiopia and internationally including; Yale GHLI HEPCAPS 2; the World Health Organization (WHO), American Refugee Committee (ARC), Engender Health Ethiopia, FGAE (Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia), IMA (Inter Church Medical Assistance) and various public hospitals in Ethiopia.  

Elizabeth Mulugeta, Operations Manager
Elizabeth has more than 15 years of experience in administration and Human Resources. She has worked in Inter-Governmental, International and Non-governmental Organizations.  Elizabeth is currently earning a Masters degree in Human Resource Management.

Kidest Nadew, Country Director
Kidest directs all GHLI programmatic activities in Ethiopia including Primary Healthcare Transformation Initiative and the Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative. These initiatives include the Master's of Hospital and Healthcare Administration program, the Ethiopian Healthcare Alliance for Quality, and other hospital-related efforts. Prior to working in Ethiopia, Kidest worked in Rwanda, Australia, and Nigeria on program and service coordination in child health, pediatric HIV/AIDS, hospital management, human resources for health, and leadership mentoring. Kidest holds an MA in health science from the University of Sydney and various management certificates from TAFE college NSW Australia. 

Asnake Tachbele, Financial Manager
Asnake has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Accounting and Finance from Addis Ababa and Hawassa Universities. He has worked for the British Council and World Vision as a Financial Management Capacity Development Mentor, Finance Officer, Grants Officer and Accountant.

Abraham Zerihun, Director of the Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative
Abraham manages all aspects of the Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative for GHLI. Abraham holds an MBA and MPH and has many years of experience in various areas including hospital and health systems strengthening, maternal and child health, HIV, human resources for health programs in Ethiopia, Lesotho, Jamaica and most recently Rwanda. 

Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative (EMHI)

Dawit T. Bisrat, Program Manager
Dawit Tatek holds a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and Nursing from the University of Gondar, and a Masters in General Public Health from Haramaya University. Currently, he is earning a Master's Degree in International Business Adminitration at Greenwich University. Prior joining Yale GHLI in 2011, he worked as a hospital senior manager and technical assistance for the school of health sciences at the University of Gondar, Primary Healthcare Unit Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative and liaison officer for MSF. Dawit has more than 10 years of experience in healthcare management, program management, teaching, health system strengthening, and research. 

Primary Health Care Transformation Initiative (PTI)

Aklilu Abera, Management Mentor - Amhara 
Aklilu has a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nursing and Master of Science im Public Health. Aklilu has more than 13 years of experience as a clinical service provider, HIV prevention and care mentor, and as an expert in Malaria and other vector borne diseases.

Gebeyaw Alamirew, Management Mentor- Amhara 
Gebeyaw has an Masters in Public Health. Gebeyaw has worked in Ethiopia's public health sector for the past 17 years in various organizations such as CHAI where Gebeyaw served as a Regional Coordinator for Ethiopian Hospital Management Initiative (EHMI), the Ethiopia Red Cross Society, MSF Holland, MoH and Gondar Hospital.

Anley Dessie, Senior Regional Manager-- Amhara 
Anley has a Master's in Publuc Health and an International Diploma in Project Management. Anley has 23 years of experience in public health in the Amhara region working for International NGOs and the Ministry of Health.

Henok Gebreyohaness, Management Mentor - Amhara 
Henok has a Master’s in Public Health and has worked for the past 9 years as a public health program manager and clinician for various organizations such as Clinton health Access Initiative (CHAI), ITECH, Abt Associates (USAIDS/PHSP), Quiha Hospital. 

Teame Gebretensae, Management Mentor - Tigray 
Teame has a Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, and a Master in Public Health. Teame has 8 years of work experience in public health. Teame has served in a number of positions including Dean of Students in Mekelle Health Science College, Mentor, and a Scale up Officer for the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Ethiopia.

Amira Yesnus Nuru, Senior Regional Manager - Tigray 
Amira is a public health speciailst with a nursing and midwife background and a Master's in Public Health. Amira has many years of experience leading and managing public health programs in the Tigray region.

Tibebu Benyam, Senior Regional Manager - Oromia
Tibebu has a Doctorate degree from Gondar College of Medical Studies, and a Master of Public Health from Umea University, Sweededn. Tibebu has worked as a phsiciain, researcher and department head with various organizations and public health programs. 

Demisew Beyene, Management Mentor - Oromia
Demisew is a public health professional with Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH). Demisew has more than 12 years of work experience in various areas including; MCH, HIV prevention, care and treatment, leadership and management, capacity building and quality improvement activities.

Eshetu Ketema, Management Mentor - Oromia
Eshetu has an MPH from the Universtiy of Gondar and various professional development certificates. He has over 9 years of experience developing emergency programs in different international NGOs.

Teshome Regassa, Management Mentor - Oromia
Teshome has a Master of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion. Tesome has 34 years of experience working with the Ministry of Health and in various NGO postions including: health education, team coordinator, health exetnsion professional trainer, hospital pharmacist, provincial pharmacy coordinator and provincial environmental health manager. 

Aman Hillo Sedato, Management Mentor - Oromia
Aman has a Masters of Public Health from Haramva University and a Bacehlors of Science in Environmental Health from Jimma University. Aman has worked for Save the Children, Action Contre la Faim, Yeka sub-city, CIFA in various public health program management roles. 

Jiregna Teshome, Management Mentor - Oromia
Jiregna has an MPH from Jimma Universtiy with more than 9 year of experience in public health working for Project Mercy, Oromoa Regional Health Bureau, Shasemene Health Science College, MSF-Belgium, and Aje Health Care.

Girma Nega Asfaw, Management Mentor - SNNP
Girma has a degree in Public Health from Jimma University with 4 years of exerpience as the head of a health center. Girma has also served as a disease prevention and health promotion officer, and data quality control supervisor for the Ethipian Public Health Institute.

Yilak Getnet Fantaye, Management Mentor - SNNP
Yilak has a Masters of Public Health from Hawassa University. Yilak has more than 8 years of exeperience in public health working for various organizations particularly in Monitoring and Evaluation and program management. 

Halima Mohammed, Senior Regional Manager - SNNP
Halima has a Masters in Health Administration from the School of Public Health at Addis Ababa University. Halima has several years of experience in management and clinical services in both government and private healthcare facilities in Ethiopia as well as the Yale GHLI HEPCAPS2 project supporting the Urban Health Extension program in Addis Ababa.

Ibrahim Temam, Management Mentor - SNNP
Ibrahim has 10 years of experience in public health. He has worked with the CDC's Zonal HIV Project, and the Lafa Zone Health Department. Ibrahim has also served as the CEO of Bonga Hospital and the Head of Chena wordea health office. Has has a Masters degree in Health Administration.