Dr. Meseret Zelalem is a senior paediatrician with more than 13 years of technical and managerial experience in design, implementation and monitoring of maternal and child health, and nutrition programs at global, national and district levels. Experienced in health system and program management with managerial and technical skills in project management, policy and strategy development, and systems strengthening. Starting from 2018 to present she is the director of Maternal and Child Health, and Nutrition programs at Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (FMoH).  Dr. Meseret has received awards of exemplary on leadership.

Currently, Dr. Meseret is Co-investigator of the following projects;

Saving Little Lives (SLL) project, a large scale project funded by the Global Financing Facility and coordinated by UNICEF Ethiopia.

Implementation Research to Scale-up and Evaluate the Impact of Antenatal Corticosteroids on Preterm Newborn Outcomes: a multi-country implementation research. 2022 – 2027 (Funded by BMGF and coordinated by World Health Organization)

Implementation research to accelerate scale-up of specialized lactation support to optimize breast milk feeding practices and nutritional outcomes among preterm and/or low-birth-weight infants, Ethiopia (Funded by BMGF and coordinated by Addis Ababa University)

Implementation research to accelerated scale-up of immediate Kangaroo Mother Care in Ethiopia: a multi-center implementation research. 2023 – 2026 (Funded by BMGF and coordinated by World Health Organization)

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6432-8350