An Ethiopian-native Canadian healthcare expert, Dr. Maraki Fikre Merid has a deep passion for the betterment of healthcare focused on women’s health and innovative models that can increase affordable, quality access to care in underserved countries. As a founding partner of CHS, a healthcare advisory firm with offices in UAE and Ethiopia, Maraki brings to DHP more than 18 years of healthcare experience, with a unique in-depth market knowledge of Ethiopia and of the challenges and opportunities faced by the Ethiopia private and public sectors. Her deep expertise in pharmaceuticals and digital health infrastructure, combined with first-hand understanding of the African education, business spaces and public-private partnerships, allows her to deliver effective advice to clients.
Bilingual in French and English, Maraki holds a PhD from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She also holds a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal. Maraki has published many articles in leading health journals and her research was highlighted in influential international reports.