Throughout her career, Dr. Debrework Zewdie has created and led HIV/AIDS programs with a global reach. As Director of the World Bank’s Global HIV/AIDS Program, she developed the Bank’s Multi-Country AIDS Program that committed one billion dollars to the global AIDS response. She has also served as Deputy Executive Director/COO at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis and was a founding UNAIDS Global Coordinator. A native of Ethiopia, Dr. Zewdie has a PhD in clinical immunology from the University of London. She is currently a Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Dr. Zewdie sat down with Martha Henry, HAI’s Director of Communications, to answer a few questions.