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NIPN Ethiopia Staff

Dr. Aregash Samuel

The coordinator of the NIPN project

Aregash SamuelDr. Aregash Samuel is researcher at the food science and nutrition research directorate of the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI). She is also a coordinator for the NIPN project. In this capacity, she is responsible for coordinating the ongoing nutrition-related projects at EPHI. Dr.

Dr.Meron Girma


Meron GirmaMeron Girma is a Nutritionist with 15 years of experience. She has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, from Oklahoma State University, US. Prior to joining NIPN, Meron worked as an Assistant Professor at Jimma University, as Graduate Research Assistant at Oklahoma State University and as a Lecturer at Hawassa University. 

Alemayehu Hussen

Data Analyst

Alemayeh HussenAlemayehu Hussen has a master's degree in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the University of Gondar and BSc degree in statistics from Addis Ababa University. He worked as a Junior statistician in the Central statistics Agency for 2 years.

Beza Teshome

Data Manager

Beza TeshomeBeza Teshome has BSc and MSc degree in public health. She used to work in clinical service at St. Peter TB Specialized hospital for four years. In 2016, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute initially hired her as a data manager in health system research directorate.

Hassina Ousman

Communication Officer

Hassina OusmanHassina Ousman has MA in documentary linguistics and culture from Addis Ababa University. She also holds a BA in English language and literature from AAU. She worked as a senior TV and radio reporter and program producer in Amhara mass media and Walta Information Center for 8 years.

Mussie Sewnet

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) officer

Mussie SewnetMussie Sewnet has professional capacities in monitoring and evaluation of project activities in different governmental and non-governmental organizations since 2009. Mussie holds MSc in Food Security & Development Studies, MA in Social Work and BA in Development Management.

Andinet Abera


Andinet AberaAndinet Abera is a researcher at Food Science and Nutrition Research Directorate (FSNRD) of Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) since 2010, where he coordinated food science and technology research team under FSNRD from 2014 to 2018 and led a number of nutrition researches including impact evaluation of multisectoral government nutrition initiati