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Kemi Tesfazghi

Kemi is a recognized international public health expert with particular expertise in malaria prevention and control strategies. She has worked extensively in West Africa, most recently coordinating the roll-out of the Malaria National Strategic Plan in Nigeria.

She has held prior assignments with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the British Red Cross Society. She has worked on a range of public health interventions, including malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases and micronutrients as well as projects pertaining to disease management, human rights, and humanitarian relief associated with natural disasters, such as the tsunami.

Kemi spent most of her formative years in West Africa, where she developed a keen interest in improving the livelihoods of her fellow Africans and hasdedicated her professional career to international development. Kemi has solid analytical skills and has demonstrated managerial capacity in achieving impact and results in resource constraint and complex settings. She is a strong communicator and frequently conducts trainings and workshops, where she has a unique ability to tailor the contents and materials to her audiences.

Kemi is currently working on her PhD at the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, from which she already holds an MPH. She also has an LLB from the University of Lancaster, England.

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