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Senior Leadership

“Bringing change requires a syndicate of people who are enthusiastic about change and dare to make decisions worth the risk. ACSIS, to me, is the product of that first trial, and it has given me the privilege of working with people committed to bringing change to our healthcare system and leading such a commitment to a new direction of impact with the inspiration of grand vision at the continental level gives me great pleasure and enthusiasm.”


"ACSIS is the creative space where the healthcare ideas of tomorrow are harnessed into life; where self-development, professionalism, system impact, and family cohabit together to nourish each other. At ACSIS, the thesis and antithesis cooperate to generate loftier synthesis to shape a beautiful world for our community."


"ACSIS is the perfect place for me to exercise the two things I am passionate about the most: health leadership and reproductive health. It is a place where aspiring young leaders like myself use evidence to better understand and redesign our healthcare system and make a lasting impact."


"As a mother of three children, I have seen firsthand the gaps in maternal and child health services during my visits to healthcare facilities. The problem that ACSIS is fighting to solve is one that I understand all too well. Through ACSIS' work, we can ensure that all mothers have access to quality health care and education and that they are given the support and information needed to make informed decisions. Ultimately, ACSIS believes that all mothers deserve respect, support, and access to quality healthcare, and I am proud to join the fight in making that a reality."


“ACSIS is a place where I found out our Ethiopia health care system can be truly systematically redesigned and restructured to a better health outcome through a group of motivated and experienced experts. It is a great pleasure to join the team and share my contribution to alleviate the bottle necks in maternal and child health care.”


"ACSIS is where global health is decolonized to meet its local owners. I am so excited to be part of this growing think-tank that seeks to transform the existing approach to global health in Africa through system redesign and innovative quality improvement approaches."


"As a young health professional, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Healthcare System Impact Syndicate Africa (ACSIS), as we strive to make a significant impact on the healthcare system of Africa. ACSIS is a unique and invaluable organization, and I am excited to be part of their mission to make a lasting and meaningful contribution in Africa."


“In my attempt to reply to the question " What does ACSIS mean to you?", a famous quote by Dennis Bergkamp, one of the greatest footballers to ever grace the game, came to my mind. He said "When you start supporting a football club, you don't support it because of the trophies, or a player, or history, you support it because you found yourself somewhere there; found a place where you belong." That last line perfectly sums up what I feel about ACSIS: a place where I found myself in, a place where I belong. And embedded in that realization is the utter sense of relief, ease and comfort.”


"ACSIS is a truly inspiring place where I feel constantly motivated and enriched. Being a part of ACSIS fills me with a sense of pride and belonging. The engaging and supportive environment at ACSIS empowers me to reach my full potential and pursue my passions with confidence."


"ACSIS is an innovative organization, with initiatives and projects employed towards system redesign in healthcare and aimed at ensuring effective, universal, and quality healthcare coverage. It is where I; along with the young and exuberant team, and visionary leaders, hope to contribute my share in making an everlasting impact on the healthcare service delivery. It is also my school away from school, where I find myself constantly learning."


“Being a part of ACSIS means being a part of a team that is dedicated to change Ethiopia’s healthcare system for the better. I am excited about the opportunities that ACSIS presents for me to grow both personally and professionally, and I am grateful for the chance to contribute to the success of this great organization.”


“As a general practitioner who has worked in rural hospitals in Ethiopia, I have had the opportunity to closely observe the various challenges in providing quality healthcare to our society, especially in regards to maternal care. My personal interest in improving maternal care has been sparked by my experiences seeing the difficulties in proper utilization of primary care in rural areas. Thanks to the ACSIS program, I have been given the chance to work in areas and ways that help provide high-quality care in order to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity. I feel fortunate to be part of such an important program.”


“Being part of ACSIS can be beneficial as it can act as a door to achieving my goals. ACSIS provides me with opportunities to learn, develop new skills, and contribute towards a larger purpose or cause. By being associated with the organization, I can gain access to resources, network with like-minded individuals, and be a part of a community that is working towards a common goal. Moreover, the organization generally has a clear structure and set of objectives, which can help in identifying my own personal goals and aligning them with those of the organization. This alignment can lead to a greater sense of purpose and satisfaction and can also open doors to new opportunities for growth and success. In short, being a part of the organization can provide the necessary foundation to achieve my goals, both professionally and personally.”


“ACSIS means a lot to me as it represents a commitment to working towards a better future for children. It is also a life saver for mothers as it prioritizes their health and well-being. Overall, ACSIS is all about caring for women's health and improving maternal and child health outcomes.”


“The most meaningful work that I have ever worked!!”


"ACSIS is not just a place of work; it is a place of professional and personal development. I am here to serve, learn and grow."


Dr. Berhanetsehay Teklewold

Country Director

Dr. Ishmael Shemsedin

Program Director

Dr. Bethelhem Kifle

Chief of Staff

Meskerem Yoseph

Chief of Finance and Procurement

Operational Team

Dr. Ermias Abate

SRH Specialist, Andragogy and Instructional Material Design (AIMD) Team Leader

Tadele Dana

Policy Impact Evidence Synthesis (PIES) Team Leader

Dr. Amanuel Girum

Product Design and Development (PDD) Team Leader

Dr. Zekarias Seife

Improvement Co-Production and Learning (ICOL) Team Leader

Dr. Tsion Hiwot

AIMD Team Member

Dr. Hayat Abdi

ICOL Team Member

Dr. Merry Miressa

Communication and Media Manager

Dr. Bontu Abera

ICOL Team Member

Dr Abayneh Kedir

AIMD Team Member

Nardos Teshome

Finance Head

Fiker Kebebe

Logistics & Procurement Head

Mulunesh Ashager

Office Assistant