Message of The President
I am humbled by the opportunity I have been given to serve as President of the ESTAIDs, one of the youngest professional societies in Ethiopia, most vibrant, and established by diverse groups of graduates from health and health-related disciplines. ESTAIDs is blessed with many dedicated volunteers who are serving our society without any payment. Indeed, the volunteers comprise of juniors and the most experienced members committed to serve the society. ESTAIDs, like any other society, have faced multitudes of problems. Among others, a “novel” coronavirus, COVID-19, has dictated ESTAIDs to postpone its annual conference in 2020; however, its Executive Committee members have kept meeting virtually despite the pandemic.
The present Executive Committee members of the society are the following:
Lemu Golassa, PhD, President
Delenasaw Yewhalaw, Professor, V/President
Gobena Ameni, Professor, member
Tadesse Eguale, PhD, Secretary and member
Mrs. Mahlet Arage, MSc, member
Mr. Aklilu Belay, MSc, member
Mrs. Ruhama Kebede, MSc, Manager
On behalf of the Executive Committee members, I would like to encourage all members of the society to use social media and other available platforms to promote and popularize the society through accessing ESTAIDs newly developed webpage: https://www.estaids.org/
ESTAIDs has been hosted by Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology (ALIPB) since its establishment and I’d like to take this opportunity to dully acknowledge ALIPB for its continuous support to our society.
I encourage all members to reach one of ESTAIDs Executive Committee members by emails and phones for any comments that presume to benefit the society.
Wishing you all the best,
Lemu Golassa, President