Dr Liya tadesse
Dr. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, is serving as Minister of Health of Ethiopia since March 2020. Prior to this appointment, Lia served as State Minister of Health from November 2018. Before that, she served as the Program Director at the University of Michigan’s Center for International Reproductive Health Training, was CEO and Vice Provost in St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa, and Project Director of USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program at Jhpiego-Ethiopia. Dr. Lia’s passion is strengthening and reforming health systems and has received recognition for her accomplishments in fighting the covid-19 pandemic, advocacy for gender equity, access to quality health services and training. Dr. Lia is currently co-chair of the COVAX AMC Engagement Group and of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). Dr. Lia earned her medical degree from Jimma University, specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Addis Ababa University, and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Jimma University. Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin has served in the Health Sector for over 20 years.