Edna Berhane

Nutrition Quality Improvement Officer

Ms Edna Berhane is a public health professional with over 20 years of work experience. She has worked in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of public health, HIV/AIDS and nutrition programs in many countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Asia.

She currently serves as Khulisa’s Quality Improvement Advisor to the Scaling Up Nutrition - Learning and Evaluation (SUN LE) Project, a USAID funded project designed to support the Government of Zambia’s SUN 2.0 programme to reduce stunting among children under five years of age in 30 priority districts. Ms Berhane has worked with Khulisa in various positions since 2008, including leading several evaluation teams. She served as Khulisa’s project manager for the South African PEPFAR Partners Performance Assessment Project (SAPPPA) for a period of four years during which more than 450 assessments of HIV/AIDS programs were conducted. Edna has co-authored numerous evaluation reports for clients such as USAID, CDC, South Africa’s Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, the World Food Programme, and the African Union Commission’s Partnership for the Control of Aflatoxins.

She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs, both from Columbia University.

She is fluent in English and Amharic, proficient in Tigrinya, and has a fair grasp of Spanish.