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Dr Edward Addai

UNICEF Country Representative to Ethiopia and the African Union

Dr Edward Addai is the UNICEF Country Representative to Ethiopia and the African Union. 

He holds an MB CHB from the University of Science and Technology in Ghana as well as an MBA from Keele University in the United Kingdom. His work focuses on the 

Dr. Addai began his career as a Clinician and District Director of Health Services in Ghana. In this role, he was responsible for the planning, implementation, and monitoring of primary health services. After leaving the civil service he joined the World Health Organisation in Congo Brazzaville where he was responsible for results based management and supporting the country offices with planning, monitoring, and reporting. His rich background in strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems saw him lead the M&E Unit in Ghana’s Ministry of Health. Shortly after this, he spent four years as Director of Policy Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation in the Ministry of Health. 

He then moved to the Global Fund where he served as Director for Monitoring and Evaluation. In this role, he was responsible for assessing country performance to guide performance-based funding decisions, and evaluation and periodic reviews of the global fund business model. At the beginning of 2011, he joined UNICEF in Nairobi, Kenya as the Regional Chief of Programme Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation where he provided leadership, expertise and strategic direction to the UNICEF country programmes in Eastern and Southern Africa.