Zewdu Gashu

Project Coordinator

Zewdu Gashu’s first degree in medicine was from Addis Ababa University in 2004. After that he earned his Master’s degree in Public Health in 2014 and the Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in 2019 from UNISA, University of South Africa University. Zewdu has also attended advanced courses on the Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Bloomberg School of Public Health, qualitative mixed method at ITM of Antwerp/Belgium, and research to practice in Genève/Switzerland.

Zewdu Gashu has a total of 16 years of work experience; the first three years were dedicated to the general medical practice, and the remaining 13 years were committed to advising HIV and TB programs in the health system of Ethiopia via the CDC and USAID funded projects. Currently, Zewdu is serving as a project coordinator for ASTTIE and PODTEC projects of KNCV in Ethiopia, engaging in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluations, and budget planning and management for these projects.

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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