Suraphel Mathewos Alemu
Suraphel Alemu holds a medical degree from Addis Ababa University and has over two years of experience working in the healthcare sector as a general practitioner. Currently, Suraphel is a medical director at Selekleka Primary Hospital, where apart from his clinical duties, he works to improve primary health care access by community engagement using social media and partnerships with community leaders. Suraphel is committed to optimizing health care access through an integrated approach where rural communities have an active role in forming a healthcare system that works for them. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Suraphel plans to create a forum for action in health care that utilizes individual participation in the community to foster good governance and democratization in health care.