Zewdneh Sabe

International Research Fellow

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Zewdneh Sabe is an International Research Fellow based in the Council’s Ethiopia office. Sabe coordinates, monitors, and leads research activities in Ethiopia, and has 15 years of experience working with research institutions, international NGOs, health ministries, and academia in Ethiopia, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Sabe specializes in implementation science and has supported the implementation, adaptation, integration, and scale-up of several evidence-based interventions for health systems strengthening, healthcare financing, maternal and neonatal health, tuberculosis, HIV, neglected tropical diseases, migration, and climate change.   

Before joining the Council, Sabe was a postdoctoral research fellow with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He supported the implementation of the “Meneshachin” project aimed at improving health and safety of Ethiopian women and girls who are migrating to the Middle East to seek low-wage domestic labor. He also co-led the implementation of the “Adherence Support Coalition to End TB (ASCENT)” project to improve TB treatment adherence using digital technology interventions which was implemented in five countries (Ethiopia, Philippines, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ukraine). Previously, Sabe  has served as an implementation research advisor at the Clinton Health Access Initiatives (CHAI), CDT-Africa, and Amref Health Africa, as well as seconded to the Ethiopia Ministry of Health. Sabe has co-authored over 25 publications, including several peer-reviewed manuscripts as a first author, and has presented research findings at many international conferences.  

Sabe holds a PhD in Public Health from Western Sydney University in Australia, an MPH in Pharmacology from Addis Ababa University, and BS in Pharmacy from Jimma University in Ethiopia.