Gashaw Seid Hassen
Centro universitario per la cooperazione internazionale - Università degli studi di Parma, Italy
Gashaw Seid Hassen, MD
Postgraduate Student, Master in International Health for Cooperation with Developing Countries, Centro universitario per la cooperazione internazionale - Università degli studi di Parma, Italy
Born in October 08, 1980 in the Eastern Part of Ethiopia, Harar, a place which is also well known as the ‘walled city‘ and registered by UNESCO for its tourist attraction. Then raised up and completed high school in Dire Dawa which is just about 50 km away from Harar. I joined Addis Ababa University with very great distinction result from school leaving exam. I studied Medicine for 7.5 (Seven and Half ) years, 2 years in Natural science faculty and 5.5 years in Medical Faculty with specialized university hospital known as Black Lion (‘Tikur Anbessa’). I graduated in January 2007 and now have a five years work experience. I worked in the government settings for about three years as a lecturer, research advisor, clinical and training coordinator and physician in the University with college of health and medical sciences and also cooperating with affiliated clinic health centers and hospitals. In the last two years, I worked as Program officer in the International NGO under Columbia University, Global Health.Action program known as ICAP-Ethiopia which is currently working with Ethiopian Ministry of Health in the capacity building of public health sectors. During those years I attended valuable trainings, conferences and related events in my profession. Besides I gained additional experiences about facts of the health system from different aspects in the developing countries like Ethiopia. Now I am attending a second level master course in International Health and Medicine for cooperation with developing countries organized by Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Parma University, Parma university hospital and Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) in which WHO is also interested in such course which focuses on Emergency and Essential Surgical Skills for Doctors from Africa enabling them to gain multisectoral competence.