Tigistu Adamu Ashengo, MD, MPH
Dr. Tigistu Adamu Ashengo is the Chief Medical Officer at Jhpiego. He is a global health physician, educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in public health, clinical care, and strategic leadership in resource-limited settings. Dr. Adamu has worked in more than a dozen countries on initiatives in health systems strengthening, safe surgery, voluntary medical male circumcision, and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Author and co-author of approximately 30 publications, he serves on the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on the Use of Medical Devices. He is a special adviser to Ethiopia’s Minister of Health for the national COVID-19 response. As Jhpiego’s Chief Medical Officer, he ensures that data and evidence are used to reach the most people, applying a learning mindset that constantly adapts to changing evidence. This respect for science is matched by a high level of compassion for the people behind the work: colleagues and collaborators, policymakers and health care workers, and especially those accessing health care.