Senait Fisseha

Director of International Programs, Susan Buffet Foundation

Senait Fisseha is director of international programs at the Susan Buffet Foundation, a charity that invests in reproductive health and family planning grants. Fisseha is also a renowned Ethiopian advocate for women’s reproductive and maternal health and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan.

At the university, she founded the Center for International Reproductive Health Training which prepares medical students to provide quality care that seeks to reduce maternal mortality and empower women and girls. As chief adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organisation and a member of the Global Health 50/50 advisory council, she is highly influential in efforts to achieve equality in global health policy. In 2013, she received the highest award from the Ethiopian Ministry of Health for her contribution to the health sector.

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