DR. KEMI TESFAZGHI currently works for Population Services International as the Director of a regional malaria elimination program in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Dr. Tesfazghi has applied her passion for people centered public health programming to a wide range of health areas including malaria, HIV/AIDs, integrated community health and Neglected Tropical Diseases. She is passionate about using private sector best practices and digital health solutions to drive the implementation of public health programs in collaboration with counterparts in national governments. She dedicated to strengthening organisational systems as well as government and beneficiary ownership as an avenue to ensuring long term sustainability.
Dr. Tesfazghi is a seasoned public health professional with a PhD from the Liverpool school of tropical medicine a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the London Schools of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine focused on developing countries. Dr. Tesfazghi has over 15 years of work experience from leading global health organizations including WHO, UNICEF, Global Fund, Malaria Consortium Red Cross. Her experience includes engaging and influencing global, regional and national stakeholders at all levels including PMI, WHO (global and regional offices) and The Global Fund, as well as academic institutions. She has managed and successfully implemented projects funded by a wide range of donors including USAID, DFID, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Global Fund.