Yidnekachew Mogesssie

Yidnekachew Mogessie, MD, MPH, MBA
As a distinguished healthcare leader and scientist, Dr. Mogessie presents a unique fusion of expertise, holding a Doctor of Medicine (MD) from St. Paul’s Hospital in Ethiopia, a STEM Master of Public Health (MPH), and a STEM Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on Health Technology Innovation from the esteemed Johns Hopkins University.
He is a vibrant youth leader and advisor with a track record of leading youth and advocating for youth health issues at multiple levels: from the United Nations Foundation, Federal Ministry of Health, Donor agencies, and civil society. He is currently the Country Coordinator for International Youth Alliance on Family Planning in Ethiopia. Dr. Yidnekachew has trained over 20,000 youth on several Global Health topics covering issues affecting them using the HCD approach. He has been recognized for his leadership and contributions to youth reproductive health issues, receiving awards from organizations such as the Packard Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Women Deliver. Additionally, he was awarded the 2019 ECFMG/FAIMER award for outstanding contributions to youth, community health, and wellbeing.