Kalkidan Lakew Belayneh
Dr. Kalkidan Lakew Belayneh is a medical doctor and an advocate with over six years of experience in public health advocacy, focusing on reproductive health. Currently, she is working as the medical director of a rural government hospital, where she oversees all clinical activities. She also helped to establish some departments within the hospital. She is an active volunteer with a variety of organizations and serves as the director of the Public Health in Ethiopia Medical Students’ Association. Dr. Kalkidan earned her medical degree from the Addis Ababa University’s School of Medicine. She is a leader committed to empowering women in Ethiopia by addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights. One day, she hopes to see all women exercise their reproductive rights. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Dr. Kalkidan plans to initiate a project to address reproductive health issues among high school and university students.