A new WHO Country Representative for Nigeria, Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, a Public Health Expert and an Ethiopian national, has assumed duties in Abuja.
Dr. Alemu had an accumulated 28 years experience in epidemiology, disease surveillance, prevention and control and public health at technical and managerial levels.
He coordinated the implementation of the WHO Regional Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response in the African Region from 1997 to 2008.
He also led and coordinated development of tools, guides and protocols on disease surveillance working with concerned programme managers.
His international experience includes UNICEF, Ethiopia from 1994 – 1997; WHO Zimbabwe 1997-2006 and WHO Regional Office for Africa, Congo Brazzaville 2006-2008.
He was the WHO Country Representative for Sierra Leone from 2008 – 2013 and Uganda from April 2013 -2016.
Dr.Alemu holds a Doctorate degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 1983 and a Masters Degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.