Filmona Bisrat is a senior public health professional working as the country director for Ethiopia’s CORE Group Partners Project. He is a highly-skilled, objective, and passionate public health physician with vast experience in clinical, public health, and community health, with extensive national, international, and multi-program experience.
Thirty-five years ago, he began his career as a medical officer, district health manager, and regional deputy head in the Ethiopia Ministry of Health. He also worked with Refugees as Health and Nutrition Coordinator for ten eastern refugee camps. He served as the health program officer for Ethiopia’s Christian Relief and Development Association. Since 2002, he has become the country director for the CORE Group Polio Project, providing leadership for the consortium of NGOs working with the CORE Group in Ethiopia for polio eradication, strengthening routine immunization activities, community-based surveillance, social mobilization, and monitoring and evaluation of immunization activities.
In 2016, he became the Ethiopia Secretariat Director and Senior Regional Technical Advisor for the CORE Group Partners Project. He has recently received the 2022 Gordon-Wyon Award for Community-Oriented Public Health, Epidemiology, and Practice. This Award was established in 2006 by John Gordon and John Wyon at the American Public Health Association.