H.E. Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu is currently serving as the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Prior to his appointment as Minister in November 2012, Dr. Kesetebirhan served as state Minister for Health Program sector and Director General of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention General Directorate in the Ministry. In his capacity as Director General, Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu has overseen the health sector reform and led the implementation of the country's flagship program, the health extension program. He is a champion of innovation, task-shifting and implementation at scale. In his tenure as Director General, he has led the roll out of integrated community case management of childhood illnesses and insertion of single-rod implant through the health extension platform.
H.E. Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu has dedicated his entire career to public service and scientific research focused on major public health problems in Ethiopia. A Medical Doctor by training with Masters in Public Health, Dr Kesetebirhan Admasu has served in a number of clinical and public health positions. He has worked as public private partnership team leader, CEO of a tertiary hospital and Director General before assuming his current ministerial portfolio.