Dr. Frehiwot is the Acting Executive Director at The International Institute For Primary Health Care in Ethiopia (IIfPHC-E). The Institute is an organization affiliated with the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) and partly supported by the Gates foundation. It provides technical assistance to countries building strong Primary Health Care systems, through capacity building training, program design and implementation. Before Joining IIfPHC-E she worked with Project HOPE as Community Service Director for a USAID-funded HIV program.
Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director for the Disease Prevention and Control Program and National HIV program team lead at the Federal Ministry of Health, Ethiopia. Dr. Frehiwot received a degree in medicine from Jimma University and has more than 8 years of experience in public health program management primarily focusing on health system strengthening.