Dereje Habte is a medical doctor with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, trainer, researcher and health manager. As director of M&E and operations research for HEAL TB, Dereje is responsible for the development and management of a project-wide M&E system. He designs and implements operational research, conducts data analysis, and prepares articles for publication.
Solomon Negash is a public health professional with over 25 years of experience as a clinician and health manager. He has served as regional project manager for HEAL TB since 2012, where he coordinates and implements project interventions between HEAL TB and the government.
Jemal Seid is a medical microbiologist with over 15 years of experience as a laboratory manager, lecturer, researcher, and program advisor. As senior laboratory expert for HEAL TB, he directs and coordinates the overall TB laboratory system strengthening and supports the implementation of laboratory quality management systems, quality assurance, and TB laboratory accreditation.
Gudeta Tibesso is a medical doctor and clinical laboratory expert with over 21 years of experience in public health laboratory program management and disease outbreak investigations. As senior laboratory expert for HEAL TB, he designed an external quality assessment scheme and developed quality assurance and safety policies for microscopy centers, GenXpert, and TB culture labs.
Asfaw Ayalew brings over 23 years of public, private, and NGO experience in the Ethiopian health care system to his role as senior technical advisor for TB infection control. In this role, Asfaw provides technical leadership on TB infection control in HEAL TB-supported regions.
Kassahun Melkieneh is a medical doctor with over eight years of experience in the implementation of TB/HIV programs. As regional manager for HEAL TB, Kassahun is responsible for leading and coordinating regional project activities. He supervises and builds the capacity of TB program managers and coordinates regional operational research.