Dr. Kesete Admasu served as minister of health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 2012 to 2016. He has dedicated his career to public service and scientific research focused on major public health problems in Ethiopia and has received numerous national and international awards. A medical doctor by training with a Masters degree in public health, Dr. Kesete has served in a number of clinical and public health positions. He has worked as a public private partnership team leader, the CEO of a tertiary hospital, and the director general of health promotion and disease prevention before assuming his current position as CEO of the RBM Partnership To End Malaria.
A new independent policy study, commissioned by Novartis, reveals controversial views about what African experts think is the best way to push forward progress on malaria eliminations. This guest column details the biggest findings of the Malaria Futures for Africa, or MalaFA study, and explains why we need to take advantage of these African insights and learnings.