Dr Mengistu Asnake
A public health physician with over 35 years of experience in clinical service, program management, training, and operation research both in government and non-governmental organizations. He is currently the Senior Country Director for Pathfinder International in Ethiopia. In addition, he was the Chief of Party for the Transform: Primary Health care project, a $124 million USAID flagship FP/MNCH program led by Pathfinder International in Ethiopia contributing to Preventing Childhood and Maternal Deaths (PCMD). In different occasions, Mengistu served as an expert in global discussions for FP/HIV integration, community-based family planning, long-acting family planning, community health workers, cervical cancer prevention, and adolescent issues.
Prior to joining Pathfinder, Mengistu worked at various levels of Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations.
In a voluntary capacity, he has served as the president of the EPHA (2006-2009), president for the World Federation of Public Health Associations (2014-2016), member and Chair of the Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia Board of Trustee (2016-todate) and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) Rotarian.
He has an MD at Gondar College of Medical Sciences, Addis Ababa University and an MPH at Addis Ababa University. He authored and co-authored over 60 scientific and technical papers in peer reviewed journals and technical publications.