Mr. Assegid Samuel
Mr. Assegid Samuel serves as the Lead Executive Officer for Human Resources Development and Improvement at the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since February 2019. Previously he worked as Assistant Director from November 2017 and was leading the implementation of the National Human Resources for Health Strategic Directions which are part of the Ethiopia’s Health Sector Transformation Strategic Plan. With over 10 years of experience, Mr. Assegid Samuel is a senior public health specialist with wide experience as a clinician, medical and health sciences training leader and expert, national volunteer service forerunner, and human resources for health champion. Previously, Mr. Assegid has also worked in the Ministry of Education as team leader in health professions standards development, medical and health sciences training high stake examination, faculty development and working in partnership with higher education institutions, regional health bureaus and other international organizations.
Mr. Assegid believes that "Investing in Human Resources for Health has a high return on investment because health professionals are the backbone and lead pillar of our health system.”