Tesfaye has a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Management and Quality Assurance from Addis Ababa University. He is a member of the Ethiopian Medical Laboratory Association and the Ethiopian Public Health Laboratory Association.
Tesfaye has a strong experience in working with public health programmes through NGO- and donor-funded projects. He worked as Laboratory Logistics Specialist in the USAID-funded projects, Global Health Supply Chain-Procurement and Supply Chain, and Supply Chain Management System, both in Ethiopia. He is, therefore, well-acquainted with Ethiopia’s public health system.
In addition, Tesfaye holds several certificates, namely in Health Supply Chain Capacity Development by PSA and a TOT certificate in IPLS Monitoring and Evaluation by EPSA and SCMS Ethiopia.