Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam

Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam serves as the WHO Uganda, Country representative. He is an Ethiopian national and holds a Doctorate degree in Medicine. He has over 30 years of experience in general medicine, disaster management, project development, donor relations at different technical and managerial levels.

His international experience includes working with Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) in Rwanda from 1994-1995, WHO Geneva from 1999-2005, WHO Southeast Asia Regional office from 2005-2009, WHO India from 2009-2011, as WHO Representative to D.P.R Korea from 2011-2013, and as WHO Representative to Thailand from 2013-2015. Before his reassignment to Uganda, he served as Planning Officer at the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, in New Delhi, India from 2016-2018.

He will deliver a keynote speech on the topic “The role played by the WHO in Uganda’s preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to COVID-19 pandemic”