Araya Abrha Medhanyie holds a Ph.D and is an Associate Professor of public health at the School of Public Health at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. He has eighteen years of work experience in teaching, research, and community service. His research interests and professional career focus mainly on Global Health and Development. He is interested and has been building his research career in multidisciplinary and implementation research that integrates health systems, maternal and newborn health, health systems leadership and governance, health policy, Digital Health, and social transformation. Methodologically, he is interested and keen on specializing his capacity in implementation research, diffusion of innovations, and scale-up of proven health interventions. He is passionate about serving humanity through research, education, and leadership. He enjoys reading and writing about social change, leadership, and development. He is the Country Coordinator of VODAN-Africa, and leader of the Health Resilience peer group at GAIC.
E-health coordinator, Capacity Building and Mentorship Project (CBMP) Addis Ababa University/School of Public Health
Highly enthusiastic about Health Informatics and ICT for development (ICT4D). Ezra has proficiency in Information Systems Analysis, Design, and Development with over 6 years of experience delivering electronic knowledge management solutions currently working as a DevOps Engineer at Makerere University Kampala (MAK) and Kampala International University (KIU). With an MSc and BSc in Information Systems, Ezra has been part of local and international project establishments in and outside Uganda serving within various technical capacities. Currently part of a wider multinational VODAN Africa team developing and piloting a FAIR data architecture in 88 facilities across 7 countries in Africa. DevOps Consultant towards responsible anti-microbial use in refugee settlements within Uganda; a project funded by Pfizer, and an ICT consultant working through Makerere University Climate Change and Research Initiative-MUCCRI to develop a national climate change Knowledge Management System.