Datiko, Daniel Gemechu, MD, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience designing, implementing, and managing public health programs and community-based interventions related to blindness prevention, leprosy, HIV, maternal health, digital health, and tuberculosis. Gemechu previously served as the project director for Challenge TB Ethiopia within MSH-supported regions. He has served as a consultant for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK inCambodia, where he designed private-sector engagement in TB, and targeted mass screening for TB in Zimbabwe. Gemechu began his career as a general medical practitioner at Darara Health Center, his entry into community services and interventions in southern Ethiopia, and has worked closely with the Ministry of Health of Ethiopia throughout his career, including coordination the TB, Leprosy and Blindness Prevention and Control Program for the Southern region of Ethiopia. Gemechu holds a PhD in epidemiology and international health from the University of Bergen, Norway.