Dr. Seble Frehywot is Associate Research Professor in the Department of Health Policy and the Department of Global Health at The George Washington University. She has worked in Asia, Africa, and the United States, and brings an in-depth knowledge of medicine, health systems and health policy to the challenges of building the health workforce and improving care to mothers and children. Her main work focus is in lower and middle income countries. Her passion is in interlinking her health workforce and health system country relevant research to address the bottleneck issues associated withdecreasing the maternal mortality in many low-resource countries. Dr. Frehywot has and still work as a Technical Core Group member for the World Health Organization for the development of a number of WHO guidelines and recommendations. These include being the Principal Investigator for WHO-commissioned Study on the Effect of Compulsory Service on Retention of Health Workforce in Rural and Remote areas, Principal Investigator for the WHO commissioned policy analysis study on “Maximizing Positive Synergies between Health System Strengthening and Global Health Initiatives”, Director of Research, for the WHO-commissioned study regarding Developing a Regulatory Framework for “Task-Shifting”, the development of the “ WHO-Task-shifting Global Recommendation and Guidelines”; the development of the “ WHO-Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas through Improved Retention Global Recommendations and Guidelines , the development of the” WHO -Optimizing the Delivery of Key Interventions to attain MDG 4 and 5 Global Recommendations and Guidelines “ and the upcoming one on the development of “ WHO-Global Recommendations and Guidelines for Transformative Scaling-up of Medical, Nursing and Midwifery Education” As a physician, she worked especially in treating and managing childhood and adult communicable diseases in Asia and conducted health policy analysis works regarding malaria epidemics and decreasing maternal mortality in the developing world. Dr. Frehywot has also worked in other investigator roles like being co-Principal Investigator for the Gates Foundation-Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study (SAMSS) Project, an in-depth site visit and survey study regarding the 169 medical schools in SSA on issues of capacity building, retention, and innovative practices and as co-Principal Investigator on a Rockefeller Foundation study regarding developing a global framework for enumerating public health workforce and for inventorying public health training institutions. She has served as editorial board member for the BMC-Health and Human Resources Journal, Scientific Review Member for Institute of Tropical Medicine Colloquium, Belgium, International Grant Reviewer for Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Canadian Inter-developmental Agency (CIDA), Technical Expert Member for The Rockefeller Foundation on Leveraging HIV Scale-Up to Strengthen Health Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa and as co-Chair for the Harvard University Summit on Health Workforce in Humanitarian Health. In all these works, in the past 20 years, she has extensively traveled and worked in a number of countries in Africa, Asia and Europe and Latin America. In the United States, Dr. Frehywot has also worked as a senior policy analyst through Partnership for Prevention for the development of policies on developmental delay disorders for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDD, served as chair for the Evidence Review Team (ERT) on Linkages between Community Health Workers and the Health System for USAID, and as board member for the African Center for Health and Human Security and the Sabin Vaccine Institute. Currently, Dr. Frehywot is the Principal Investigator of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Coordinating Center at the George Washington University which focuses on five themes regarding medical education in 12 countries: increasing capacity, retention, country relevant research, building community of practice and sustainability. Dr. Frehywot strongly believes in strengthening girls education and in that regard since 1999 she has worked in D.C through programs like the Timothy Mentoring Program, to mentor way-ward junior and high school inner city girl-students to achieve their best, attend school and later on college, so as to become the leaders of tomorrow. Dr. Frehywot obtained her medical degree in 1988 from Lady Hardinge Medical College in India and in 2004 her Masters in Health Service Administration (MHSA) with focus on Health Policy Analysis and Health Services Program Management from the George Washington University. She has published papers relating to health workforce and health systems as well as the linkages with ICT. She teaches at The George Washington University the Global Comparative Health Systems course.