Abdulsemed Assefa

Project Coordinator

Abdulsemed Assefa joined KNCV in June 13, 2016 for USIAD funded challenge TB project as a zonal TB advisor. Abdulsemed graduated in Public Health (BSC) from DILLA University and General Public Health (MPH) from Jimma University. He also graduated in Clinical Nursing (RN) from Yirgalem School of Nursing.

Abdulsemed Assefa has a total of 13 years of work experience; started at a clinical practice as a clinician for 2 years, then as disease prevention and control program coordinator (including TB and HIV) for 4 years in district and zonal health departments in southern Ethiopia. The last 7 years of his career Abdulsemed was exclusively working as TB project coordinator at TB REACH Project Wave 1-3 (implemented by REACH ETH), Challenge TB project and TB REACH Project Wave7 (KNCV). Currently Abdulsemed is working as project coordinator for the TB REACH wave 7 project implemented by KNCV Ethiopia, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluations, and budget planning and management for the project.

KNCV has been fighting TB since its establishment in 1903. Over the past 117 years, the organization has acquired indispensable knowledge and experience in the field of effective TB control, resulting in pre-elimination in the Netherlands and significant contributions to global evidence generation, policy development and TB program implementation worldwide.

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