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. He also assisted the Ministry of Health/Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) and the Regional Health Bureau in implementing the laboratory quality management system and specimen referral. Prior to joining MSH, he worked as head of the health research and laboratory program at the Oromia Regional Health Bureau. Gudeta worked as a regional laboratory capacity building directorate director at EPHI and as a laboratory unit head for ICAP-Ethiopia. He received his medical degree from the Institute for Medical Science in Cuba.