Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu
Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu is a medical doctor and Public Health specialist who brings over 3 decades of experience in global health with the focus on public health surveillance and disease control. He has worked in various capacity at Ministry of Health of Ethiopia before joining World Health Organization at the Regional Office for Africa (AFRO) as a medical officer. He led and coordinated the design, conceptualization, development and implementation of the Regional Integrated Disease Surveillance Strategy in the African region for over 10 years. Since 2008, he is serving the organization as head of WHO Country office in Sierra Leone, Uganda and currently in Nigeria. Dr Alemu has authored and/ or co-authored over 30 scientific papers on various topics including surveillance and outbreak response and contributed to other WHO publications. His research interest is public health surveillance and disease, prevention and control and health systems strengthening.