Health Systems Strengthening Director, USAID Global Health and Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) Project Ethiopia Fikreslassie Alemu Kibret
Fikreslassie Alemu 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 is currently health systems strengthening (HSS) director of the USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program–Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM) project in Ethiopia. Mr. Alemu serves as the lead for strengthening the pharmaceutical supply chain system by providing technical support at national, sub-national, and health facility levels. He supports community supply chain program implementation including distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to the last mile and other technical systems strengthening activities. He specializes in planning, coordination, management, supervision, capacity building, monitoring, and implementation of health supply chain initiatives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy, a master’s degree in public health, and a master of arts degree 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…