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Abebe Teshome Ergossa

Emory University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Abebe Teshome Ergossa

Abebe Teshome Ergossa, BSc in Public Health
Regional Maternal and Newborn Health Coordinator, Emory University-Ethiopia MaNHEP Afar Project

I was born on 12th of June 1982. I obtained Diploma in nursing from Gondar college of Medical science, also earned my BSC degree in Public health from Haromaya University in 2008.

Currently I am working for Emory University as Regional Maternal and Newborn health and nutrition (MNHN) Coordinator, MaNHEP Afar project. With this role I am providing essential support to and lead the Community Based Maternal and Newborn Health and mothers Nutrition (CMNHN) activities in the Afar MaNHEP Project sites. I had been worked for JSI/MaNHEP as MNH specialist and lead district level improvement of maternal and newborn health. I led the implementation of the IHI improvement model to improve the community level MNH care. I was also posted to coordinate regional health professional training, and curriculum development at Oromia regional Technical and vocational Training Agency in collaboration with Oromia Regional State Health Bureau. I taught at Metu Health Science college and also at Shashamne TVET college. I began my professional work as District MNCH program coordinator and also head of health center.


  • Stover KE, Tesfaye S, Frew AH, Mohammed H, Barry D, Alamineh L, Teshome A, Hepburn K, Sibley LM. Building District-Level Capacity for Continuous Improvement in Maternal and Newborn Health. Journal of Midwifery & Women’s Health. 2014 Jan 1;59(s1):S91-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jmwh.12164