Shu-Shu Tekle-Haimanot is Senior Specialist for Advocacy and Partnerships at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in Geneva, Switzerland. She also serves as the Global Fund’s focal person in the African Union, and works with AWA heads of state on advocacy and accountability. Ms. Tekle-Haimanot has more than 17 years of country support experience in the African region’s heath sector, and 14 years of experience in progressively responsible United Nations positions in the fields of health and development.
Through a number of roles with the Global Fund, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank, Ms. Tekle-Haimanot has concentrated her work on the economics of health care, health system strengthening for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. She also has focused extensively on the design and implementation of a wide variety of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS projects in Africa, including in gender mainstreaming.While earning an M.P.H. in international health from George Washington University, Ms. Tekle-Haimanot served as a research fellow with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Arlington, Va. She also graduated with a B.A. in economics and political science, cum laude, from Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, Texas.