Debrework Zewdie

PhD, Deputy Executive Director,
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Controversies in the burden of malaria

Dr. Zewdie, an Ethiopian national, has dedicated the past 28 years to mitigating the impact of infectious diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS in her diverse capacities as scientist, strategist, manager, policymaker, program implementer, advocate, and activist. Her experience includes Head of the National Research Institute of Health, and managing and leading national AIDS programs and international NGOs. Before joining the Global Fund, she held leadership positions at the World Bank for 15 years, most recently as director of the global HIV/AIDS program. Dr. Zewdie received her PhD in Clinical Immunology from the University of London and was a Senior MacArthur Fellow at Harvard University.