Meet Worknesh Kereta

Adolescent & Youth Reproductive Health Senior Advisor, Ethiopia
“I believe in the power of youth to transform my community. That’s what makes me a Pathfinder.”
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Worknesh Kereta has more than 35 years of experience in reproductive health program management, service delivery, education, and training. She began at Pathfinder in 2006.

Since starting at Pathfinder, Worknesh has been central to scaling up youth-friendly services as a part of Pathfinder’s Integrated Family Health Program. In fact, she’s known as the “mother of the youth” (a name given to her by the young people where Pathfinder works).

She has served as a member of the board of directors for Ethiopian Public Health Association, and she is currently a member of the board of directors for a youth-led organization called Mahber Hiwot for Social Development.

Worknesh has a nursing degree, an MPH, and a BA in health care management. She speaks Amharic and English.

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