Dr. Senait Fisseha, MD, JD, Director of International Programs for the Susan Thompson Buffet Foundation and Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program. As the founding executive director of the University of Michigan’s Center for International Reproductive Health Training, Dr. Fisseha has spent her career leading groundbreaking research and training programs to improve reproductive health care in Ethiopia.

She has received the highest Health Sector’s honor from the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the University of Michigan Bicentennial Alumni Award, and serves as a key advisor to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Advisory Board Chair, Dr. Julio Frenk, lauded Dr. Fisseha’s “distinguished track record as an advocate at the global level for women’s reproductive rights and programs,” and said that the Advisory Board is “very pleased to have the opportunity to work with Senait.”