Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since October 2005. Prior to his current position, Dr Tedros Adhanom served as State Minister of Health in the Federal Government for one year. He has served in various expert and leadership positions at the federal and state levels since 1986. His major interest is on malaria and he has published numerous articles on the topic.
Dr Tedros Adhanom received his bachelor's in Biology from Asmara University in 1986 and a master's degree in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London in 1992. In 2000, Dr Tedros received his PhD in Community Health from the University of Nottingham, UK. He received the Young Investigator award from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1999, and a Young Researcher award from the Ethiopian Public Health Association in 2003.
Currently, Dr Tedros serves as a co-Chair of the Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), Board member of GAVI and Chair of the Board of Directors of Addis Ababa University.
Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.