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Health Systems Strengthening Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Ethiopia Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret
Fikreslassie Alemu is a health systems strengthening (HSS) director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) in Ethiopia. He is a pharmacist and public health supply chain expert with more than 16 years of experience in providing technical assistance, capacity building, and system strengthening activities in health supply chain and pharmacy service areas of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family health, reproductive health, and maternal neonatal child health commodities. He worked with greater focus in planning, coordination, managing, supervising, capacity building, monitoring and implementation of health supply chain initiatives.
Fikreslassie serves as the lead for strengthening the pharmaceutical supply chain system by providing technical support at national, sub-national, and health facility levels. He also provides guidance in the implementation of result oriented supportive supervision, supply chain capacity building, distribution and social and behavioral communication activities of Long Lasting Insecticidal Treated Nets, and supply chain management activities for HIV RTK, VL/EID, ARVs, anti-malaria, family health, tuberculosis, and maternal neonatal child health commodities. Fikreslassie holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Public Health (MPH) and Master of Arts in supply chain management.
by Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret
Two supply chain experts, Bongisiwe Mosekoa and Fikreslassie Alemu, share strategies they’ve applied in Eswatini and Ethiopia to address social factors and systems challenges behind medical commodity uptake, implement inclusive delivery practices for last mile distribution, and ensure sustained health outcomes for everyone, including underserved populations such as people living with HIV/AIDS, youth, pastoralists and…