Saba Kidanemariam, is country leader for Ipas Ethiopia. She has had more than 20 years of experience in development work. Before joining Ipas in 2000, she was the acting deputy general manager for the Ethiopian Social Rehabilitation and Development Fund and also served as its advisor on gender and environmental issues. Kidanemariam has participated in development, poverty-reduction and economic-management workshops. She also worked as the coordinator of donor-financed projects for the Ministry of Industry before joining the Emergency Recovery and Reconstruction Project Monitoring Unit.
Ethiopia dramatically reduced mortality rates from unsafe abortion through a policy of legal access to safe procedures, linked with counseling and contraceptives. Ipas Ethiopia country director Saba Kidanemariam shares how the lessons from that experience could inform Tedros' role as director-general of the World Health Organization.