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Training Course in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research 2011 - List of participants - GFMER members pages

Fikru Tafesse

Abt Associates Inc. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fikru Tafesse

Fikru Tafesse, MD, MPH
Technical Specialist/Family Planning and Malaria Program Manager, Abt Associates Inc. Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

I am Fikru Tafesse, 34 years-old public health specialist who is interested in SRH research and practice. I graduated in 2003 with MD degree from Jimma University and in 2007 with MPH degree from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I am registered and licensed as Senior Public Health Specialist with the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia.

I am currently working as Technical Specialist/Family Planning and Malaria Program Manager for Abt Associates Inc., an international NGO working on Public-Private Partnership to improve access to essential public health services in private health sector in Ethiopia.

Managing the Family planning and Malaria program and providing technical support in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the program activities are some of the major tasks I am responsible for. Besides, I represent the organization in various national and international forums including in meetings/workshops, national family planning technical working group and partners meetings. Previously I had worked in different public and private organizations in different capacities including program management, capacity building and health care provision activities.

I am interested in and would like to develop my capacity to effectively respond to the SRH needs of people and I strongly believe that this training program will strengthen my ability to analyse health systems; develop adequate response strategies; and plan and implement effective interventions.