Juan de Dios Paredes is the former minister of health of Honduras and has nearly 30 years of experience as a consultant and manager of national and international programs on issues of health planning, health policy and reform, decentralization and sectoral coordination, human resource development, hospital management, and innovations in maternal and child health. He has held positions at all levels of Honduras' health system.
A graduate from the National Autonomous University of Honduras in general medicine and a postgraduate degree in Population and Development, Dr. Interiano began her work within the Ministry of Health of Honduras, where she held several positions throughout her career. In 2013, Dr.
Prior to working with MSH, Miriam worked with a diverse group of international and government organizations, including the United Nations, the InterAmerican Development Bank, the World Bank and the National Sustainable Rural Development project.
Dr. Arturo Silva is an international public health professional with 30 years of experience working as a physician and public health advisor. Dr. Silva has worked in more than 25 countries around the world, including Angola, where prior to MSH he spent four years with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNAIDS providing HIV/AIDS treatment and preventative support during the civil war.
Dr. Negussu Mekonnen is the Country Representative of MSH in Ethiopia. Previously he had served as the Chief of Party for USAID’s Systems for Increased Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS), Strengthening Pharmaceutical Systems (SPS), and Rational Pharmaceutical Management Plus (RPM+) programs in Ethiopia....
Berhanemeskal Assefa has more than 30 years of clinical and managerial experience in medicine and public health, and has been trained widely in the areas of TB, TB/HIV, MDR-TB, management and leadership, and health systems strengthening.
Degu Jerene is a medical doctor and public health expert who brings over 18 years of technical experience and leadership to MSH. He joined MSH in January 2014 as deputy project director of the USAID/HEAL TB project where he successfully led the technical implementation of the project from the third year to its close out.