Abt Associates, Bahir-dar, Ethiopia
Henok Gebreyohaness, BSc in Nursing, HIV/AIDS certifications
Clinical Nurse Mentor, USAID/Private Health Sector Program implemented by Abt Associates Inc., Bahir-dar Branch, Northwest Ethiopia
Second-year MPH student, Joint Addis Continental Institute of Public Health and University of Gondar MPH Program, Bahir-dar, Northwest Ethiopia
My name is Henok Gebreyohaness Kebede and I was born on February 6th 1986 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I graduated from Hawassa University (formerly known as Debub University), Ethiopia, in July 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. After my graduation I worked as a nurse for three and a half years at Quiha Zonal Hospital, which is one of the 12 hospitals found in Tigray region, Ethiopia. During my stay at the hospital I was involved in different positions, such as inpatient director, ART and OPD clinician, focal person for different specific areas, clinical instructor and supervisor of nursing students who came to the hospital from different Health Colleges, and I was the hospital resource person for various meetings and workshops, representing the hospital. Parallel to my regular job, I worked as a part-time instructor at Avicenna Medical College (Mekelle branch). After my resignation from Quiha Zonal Hospital, I worked in two international NGOs, namely the Clinton Foundation/EMRI project and I-TECH – Ethiopia as a clinical mentor and nurse mentor, respectively. Currently I am working as a clinical nurse mentor at USAID/Private Health Sector Program, which is implemented by Abt Associates Inc., and I am also a second-year MPH student in the Joint ACIPH and University of Gondar MPH program, held in Bahir-dar town. As a partial fulfilment of the required MPH degree, I am undergoing thesis work that is related to SRH.
Aside from my strong desire and motivation to upgrade my professional career, I also have a dream to see improved quality of healthcare service and health outcomes in Ethiopia, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS and maternal & child health.