Dr. Dereje Duguma

Dr. Duguma currently leads the MOH’s efforts to continue non-Covid essential services, in addition to providing regional support to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. Previously, he served as the Oromia Regional Health Bureau Head. In this role, Dr. Duguma solidified his reputation as a health systems expert by identifying that his team’s ability to gather accurate, reliable, and timely data was being hampered by a lack of awareness, and commitment from managers, in response, he and his team created action plans to address these deficiencies. Dr. Duguma continues to advocate for more data training and encourages continuous coaching for health professionals.