Meet the Country Team
Seble Nebiyeloul, M.H.A; Co- Founder and Country Director. Coming from a Third World country, I am sensitive to the plight of poor people. My concern over high child mortality rates and the burden of disease due to preventable causes led me to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in allied health with a minor in psychology and then a Master of Science degree in health-care administration.
I am a true believer that one is never given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true. I am committed to bringing about the change I want to see by using my leadership skills to improve and develop equitable, effective strategies that address complex and interrelated health care issues in Africa. I am dedicated to alleviating the suffering of humans and animals.
Tsedaye Bezabeh, MD; Program Director. I am a healthcare practitioner with over 20 years of professional experience working on health care, education, and community development in Ethiopia and the United States of America. My expertise in medicine, coupled with my skills in institutional strengthening and capacity building, has equipped me to become a holistic healthcare professional capable of meeting IFA’s demand for a Program Director.
My professional interests focus on creating monitoring and evaluation tools suitable for low income settings, conducting operational research to assess quality gaps in the healthcare system, and implementing innovative programs to meet these gaps. In the past I was directly involved in numerous innovative projects, including: preparation of a new curriculum which was recently adopted by emerging medical schools in Ethiopia as a solution to the shortage of physicians; creation of screening tools for non-communicable diseases for urban health extension workers; and the development and implementation of a nationwide training program in Health Information Management.
Anne Stewart – RN, RM, MBA; Healthcare Advisor. I am a healthcare practitioner with professional and academic qualifications in nursing, midwifery and healthcare management with experience in these fields spanning nearly 30 years. I have lived and worked in Kenya and Malawi for almost ten years between 1987 and 1997, returning to the UK to complete an MBA in 'Health Population and Nutrition in Developing Countries'.
I have trained as both an adult and child educator and enjoyed the diversity of this work.
As a Healthcare Advisor for IFA, I believe my professional and academic qualifications and extensive experience enables me to contribute to the valuable work IFA is doing in maternal and child health and nutrition. I am privileged to be part of an organization that makes a difference to the lives of women and children. I believe fervently in the right of all women to live in an environment that enables safe pregnancy and birth and in the right of each child to realize his/her full potential through access to good health care and education.