Demelash Assefa

Regional Technical Officer

Demelash Assefa has been working for KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation since April 2015 as a Regional TB Advisor of USAID/Challenge TB Project for SNNP region for one year, and as a Senior TB Advisor for Community TB Care (CTBC) and Key Affected Population (KAP) at Country office for same project for the rest of the project period (more than three years).

Since October 2019 he has been working on the ASCENT Project of KNCV-Ethiopia as a Regional Technical Officer. Demelash has 20 years of experience, from health facility to regional health bureau level. More than 14 years were on Tb and HIV programs. It includes Clinical Management of TB, DR-TB and HIV, Program Management (capacity building, guideline development, strategic planning development, monitoring and evaluation).


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