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.
Dr. Shelemo Shawula, a senior public health practitioner, worked with the USAID-funded Strengthening Human Resources for Health (HRH) project in Ethiopia to provide leadership, technical oversight, and administration for improved human resources for health management at national, regional and local levels in Ethiopia. Dr. Shawula has 15 years cumulative experience in health services delivery and management, human resources for health, performance improvement, building leadership and management capacity for the government and NGOs in Africa.
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.
Asayehegn Tekeste, the Deputy Chief of Party of the USAID Community HIV Care and Treatment (CHCT) Activity in Ethiopia, has more than 15 years of experience in public health program management in Ethiopia and South Sudan. Mr. Asayehegn is an expert in community-based programming for targeted HIV/AIDS prevention; care and support of orphans and vulnerable children; emergency nutrition; and maternal, newborn, and child health. He specializes in the design and implementation of strategies and interventions focusing on community empowerment, social and behavioral change communication (SBCC), and local government and NGO capacity strengthening in both urban and rural settings.
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....