Markos worked for over 12 years at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute, where he developed his expertise in research and diagnostics. Since 2014, together with the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative Foundation (SCIF), Marcos provided technical assistance to the Ethiopian school-based deworming program. As a technical assistance provider, he successfully supported coordination among deworming stakeholders to make continued availability of donation drugs and finance for operation for many years.
At Emory University Ethiopia, Markos worked as a community development specialist on a social mobilization and capacity building project for over a year to strengthen the Ethiopian deworming program. He provided mentorship for the national and regional NTD focal personnel to develop leadership and NTD program management skills.
In his last role with SCIF, he worked as survey coordination consultant supporting the Ethiopian national reassessment mapping survey of schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminths. He successfully managed the coordination for the planning and implementation of data collection and data use at the national program level.
Markos’s educational background includes laboratory medicine for his bachelor’s and tropical and infectious diseases for his masters at Addis Ababa University. He also studied a post graduate diploma in supply chain and logistics management at Eaton Business School. He has been married for many years and has one boy. His hobbies include walking and reading for self-improvement.