26 April 2012

Ethiopia: WPHA Elects Dr. Mengistu Asnake Vice-President

Addis Ababa — Dr. Mengistu Asnake of Ethiopia has been elected as Vice President of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA).

Dr. Mengistu is elected at the 13th World Congress of Public Health Associations underway in Addis Ababa to serve WFPHA as Vice-President for the coming two years.

Dr. Mengistu is a public health specialist with 25 years of experience in reproductive health, primary health care, child survival, community health services, program management, training, operational research, and clinical service delivery.

He is currently the Deputy Country Representative for Pathfinder International in Ethiopia.

The congress is underway from 23-27 April 2012 under the theme  Towards Global Health Equity: Opportunities and Threats.

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