Meselech Assegid Roro is a public health specialist with more than 20 years of experience in design, implementation, and evaluation of maternal and newborn health, and health systems strengthening programs. She has a PhD in Public Health and teaches maternal health courses to public health and health sciences students. Meselech’s research area of interest is in reproductive health with particular emphasis on maternal health. She has been coordinating multicenter studies, and led national and sub national researchs.

She led maternal and child health team under department of Family Health at the Ministry of Health. She is also advising the ministry of health on evidence generation for policy recommendation for planning and designing maternal health program. 

Meselech has been working on observational, randomized controlled trial and, implementation research projects with national and International collaborators and health development partners in Ethiopia including the ministry of health. 

Currently, Meselech works on other large-scale projects run by the center including

  • 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 breastmilk feeding practices and nutritional outcomes among preterm and/or low-birth-weight infants, Ethiopia (Funded by BMGF and coordinated by Addis Ababa University)