Getachew Teshome Eregat

Country Director

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Getachew Teshome Eregata is a public health expert with more than 25 years of experience in international health, program formulation, and management; public health research, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity development interventions; primarily in low and middle-income countries. Most recently, Eregata was a Health Advisor with the Foreign, Commonwealth, & Development Office (FCDO) in Ethiopia, where he led and advised several health initiatives and managed implementing partner relationships. In previous positions—including as a World Health Organization consultant and as Chief of Staff and Advisor to the State Minister, Ethiopia Ministry of Health—his experience includes coordinating complex research projects involving health economists, public health specialists, epidemiologists, clinical specialists, and politicians.   

Eregata has in-depth knowledge and experience managing large health portfolios in Ethiopia, including the provision of technical support in the fields of global health security, health systems strengthening, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria prevention and control, reproductive health, nutrition, and emergency program management. His career extends from serving with indigenous and international implementing organizations in Ethiopia, to managing and monitoring programs of major donor agencies including the US Government (USAID/PEPFAR), FCDO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), and the GAVI Alliance in various countries. In 2019, Eregata played a critical role in developing and finalizing the Essential Health Services Package of Ethiopia. He has written or contributed to several peer-reviewed manuscripts, technical reports, and international conference presentations.  

Eregata holds a PhD in Health Economics from the University of Bergen in Norway, an MPH in Epidemiology from Jimma University in Ethiopia, and a BSc in Environmental Health from Jimma University.