Legesse Kidanne is a senior public health professional with a master’s in public health and short-form training in vaccinology, high-level EPI management, and community-based acute flaccid paralyzes and measles surveillance, nationally and internationally. Currently, he is working as the Deputy Secretariat Director of the Consortium Christian Relief Development Association/CORE Group Partners Project, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Legesse has been working in different positions, including program director and program officer for the CCRDA. He has also worked as a SIAs consultant for the WHO/EPI Ethiopia office, a college lecturer, and a health center director. He is a public health specialist with an extensive experience in child health (newborn care, immunization and disease surveillance) at national and international levels. He has expert-level expertise in project development, management, monitoring and evaluation, and has rich engagement and experience as an instructor, trainer and resource person in several academic training and workshops. He also has a wide array of experience as a principal investigator and publisher of research articles on community-based studies on immunization, disease surveillance, community engagement and child survival programs in Ethiopia.