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.