Zelalem Habtamu
Country Director

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Zelalem Habtamu joined HCP in 2021 as the Country Director for the Ethiopia office. He has over 17 years of experience in clinical care services including leadership positions in both public health and non-governmental organizations.

Zelalem previously worked at one of the largest regional state health bureaus as Deputy Head of the Regional Health Bureau and Director of Programs. He also worked at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) as Director for Immunization Programs, was the Deputy Country Director of The Fred Hollows Foundation, and served as the Technical Director for Health and Nutrition Programmes for Save the Children’s Ethiopia office. Zelalem holds an MD with a Public Health Specialty from Addis Ababa University. He is married and is the father of two daughters and a son.