Challa Negeri

Technical Director

Challa Negeri joined KNCV in January 2018 as a Technical Director for USAID Challenge TB project that was led by KNCV. This was followed by the same position for KNCV Ethiopia branch office. As a technical lead, Challa oversees the implementation of the projects and provide strategic directions to the project officers. In addition, he also lead resource mobilization for the local office.

Challa Negiri studied Medicine which was followed by Master of Science in Medical Microbiology and Masters of Public Health. Prior to KNCV, Challa worked as a Project Manager with UNDP South Sudan for the Global Fund for 7 years; a Country Team Leader for USAID TB CAP project with MSH (South Sudan and Ethiopia) for 2 years; TB/HIV Clinical Advisor with IntraHealth Ethiopia for 1 year.    

Challa is a member of Ethiopia’s Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) Oversight Committee that oversees the implementation of Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria in the country. He is also a core member of the TB National Strategic Planning, National TB/HIV Technical Working Group, and actively participate in national strategic documents preparation and the Global Fund resource mobilization efforts.

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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