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Tilahun Diriba Negassa

WHO Country Office, Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Tilahun Diriba Negassa

Tilahun Diriba Negassa, BSC, MPH
EPI and Surveillance Technical Officer (SSA), WHO Country Office, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

I was born on June 19, 1977 in a small village of Wonchi District, South West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. I graduated from Haramaya University with BSC, Public health in 2002. Since then, I have engaged in provision of clinical and public health services at Woliso HC, St. Luke Catholic Hospital and College of Nursing and Serbo Health Center, Jimma. In 2008, I joined Addis Ababa University and graduated in 2010 with an MPH. I have served South West Shoa Zone as Zonal Family Health and DPPC Expert for two years. Similarly, I am engaged with an NGO, Tulane University International –Ethiopia as a resident Senior HMIS Master Mentor, having served for two years.

Currently, I am working for WHO Country Office as Immunization and Surveillance Technical Officer (SSA) at Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. I have undertaken and applied different TOT training; RH and post abortion care; IMNCI/Pediatric HIV/AIDS management; leadership, management and governance (LMG), emergency nutrition assessment; SMART methodology and software training; comprehensive TB/Leprosy and HIV/AIDS,HIV/AIDS clinical mentoring and immunization related trainings, immunization in practice, cold chain and vaccine management, comprehensive EPI.

In general, I have used my working period in health services to apply the knowledge I have gained from teaching institutions and organizations. Nowadays, I am enthusiastic to join the research arena, especially applied research and particularly in sexual and reproductive health.

Language: Speak, write and read, Afan Oromo, Amharic and English.