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Dr. Wuleta Lemma Lauded for Excellence in the Field of Global Health

Wuleta Lemma, PhD lends years of expertise to her work with Wollo University and Lalibela Global-Networks

She earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia in 2016 and was named a Top 20 Africa's Business Hero through Jack Ma Foundation.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Wuleta Lemma has been included in Marquis Who's Who in America. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Drawing on years of professional experience in global health, Dr. Lemma presently serves as the As Senior Digital Health Consultant at the World Bank and Honorary Associate Professor Wollo University-Ethiopia. Similarly, she works as the founder and chief executive officer of Lalibela Global USA. Prior to obtaining her current positions, she worked at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine as a clinical associate professor and director of the Center for Global Health Equity. Throughout her career, Dr. Lemma has spearheaded research in public health, tropical medicine, and digital health around the world and implemented COVID-19 digital hospital based on the ABAY-CHR, an electronic medical system, in Ethiopia.

Driven to remain abreast of changes in the field, Dr. Lemma aligns herself with the World Health Organization, The World Bank, and UNICEF. Additionally, she served as the vice chair of the Global Fund's Evaluation Technical Working Group. An expert in her field, she earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in mathematics from Spellman College in 1989 and a Master of Public Health in international health with a minor in epidemiology from Emory University in 1992. Subsequently, Dr. Lemma expanded upon her professional knowledge, earning a Master of Philosophy in tropical medicine with a specialization in parasitology and a PhD in tropical medicine with specializations in immunology and epidemiology from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

In recognition of her professional achievements, Dr. Lemma has been honored on many occasions, earning fellowships through Rotary International and the National Institute of Health, and Certificates of Appreciation through Jimma University, Amhara Regional Health Bureau, Oromia Regional Health Bureau, Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Ras Desta Damtew Memorial Hospital, Mekele University's College of Health Sciences. She also earned a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia in 2016 and was named a Top 20 Africa's Business Hero through Jack Ma Foundation. While her career has been filled with highlights, she takes the most pride in changing people's minds and making them aware of the importance of a accessing their secure medical record as a form of social equity and human right, as well as obtaining her PhD in tropical medicine. The cornerstone of her success lay in her faith, perseverance, her parents, and her late sister. Within the near future, Dr. Lemma aims to ensure that every African person can access their secure medical record.

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