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Melaku Samuel Hottessa

Ipas Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

Melaku Samuel Hottessa

Melaku Samuel Hottessa, MD, MSc in Community Health
Senior Advisor II, Health System, Ipas Ethiopia, Addis Ababa

I received my first degree in Medicine from Black Lion Medical Faculty, Addis Ababa University and MSc. in Community Health from Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Ireland. Currently, I am working as a Senior Health System Advisor II for Ipas Ethiopia. Working as a senior advisor, I have many responsibilities and duties on SRH that focused on expanding access to comprehensive contraceptive services and comprehensive abortion care to prevent maternal deaths and disabilities that resulting from unwanted pregnancy and unsafe abortion. Some of my major responsibilities include, designing project proposal, monitoring and evaluation of program, conduct RH researches, document and disseminate technical lessons learned, provide trainings and clinical mentoring to health providers and mangers working on provision of maternal health services. As a team leader for quality of care, I have a role in designing quality improvement (QI) initiatives, document the achievements and challenges, and disseminate best practices through publication. Prior to joining Ipas, I have served as a clinician in government health sector, and as program officer and quality of care specialist in bilateral/multilateral programs that involved in SRH and child survival.

I have long-term experiences and interest in sexual and reproductive health, which is one of the priority health agendas of my country. Therefore, as part of continuing medical education, the 2016 GFMER course provides me a great opportunity to build up my professional competencies in sexual and reproductive health researches as well as use of evidences in program designing.


  • Samuel M, Fetters T, Desta D. Strengthening postabortion family planning services in Ethiopia: expanding contraceptive choice and improving access to long-acting reversible contraception. Glob Health Sci Pract. 2016;4 Suppl 2:S60-S72. http://dx.doi.org/10.9745/GHSP-D-15-00301