Dr. Ambaye H.Michael was born on May 14, 1963, and raised in Addis Ababa. She completed her elementary, high school and university medical education in Addis Ababa. She started to work at Gambella General Hospital where she served for 2 years as a general practitioner. It was then she got exposed to the suffering of Ethiopian women and decided to be at the service to them. She joined the School of Post Graduate Studies and graduated in obstetric and
Over the last 31 years, the awardee has provided care to many women and newborns of Ethiopia with the highest professional integrity as a medical doctor by practicing across all dimensions of health care. His maternal and perinatal health care practice extends from a health facility service provider to a National MCH program leadership, from clinical to public health practice, from public to private institutions & NGOs, and from local to international
Professor Senait Fisseha is a globally recognized public health leader and a lifelong gender champion of reproductive health & rights. She currently serves as the VicePresident of Global Programs at the Buffett Foundation, the Chief advisor of the director General of the World Health Organization and adjunct faculty at The University of Michigan School of Medicine
Trained as an attorney and a physician, her unique ability to bring the advocacy, practitioner, and policymaking communities together and build broad coalitions of support has fundamentally shifted the global conversation around reimagining global health. Her contributions to the field of women’s health, especially through her thought leadership in her role as the Vice President of Global Programs at the
Dr. Endrias Lenchamo was born in 1961. He completed his secondary school education at Akaki Adventist School in Addis Ababa in 1980. He later went to Santiago, Cuba to study his medical degree and completed it in 1987. In 1990, Dr. Endrias completed his post graduate degree in Santiago, Cuba.