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Clinics & Staff: Mekele


ASC Founder and Co-Executive Director, Asfaha Hadera, and Co-Executive Director, Kim Nichols, are seen here with ASC’s Mekele Health and Community Development Center staff and clients on Feb. 22, 2018. 

The Kim E. Nichols Health and Community Development Center, based in Mekele, was established in March 2007. Mekele is our northernmost clinic based in the Tigray Region, the hometown of our founder, Asfaha Hadera. This clinic is based in the downtown area of Mekele, which is quickly becoming a principal economic and education center in Ethiopia. The city is host to Mekelle University, the largest university in Ethiopia with over 30,000 students.

Services provided include community outreach & HIV prevention education; counseling and testing for HIV/AIDS; CD4 testing; vitamin & nutritional supplement distribution; micro lending for people living with HIV, and children's shoe distribution.

*** Swarms of locusts have created a humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia with thousands of families struggling with food insecurity. Additionally, a twelve-fold increase in Covid-19 cases between June and September is further compounding needs as destitute families have been unable to obtain income or access food due to movement restrictions. Click here to learn more and support ASC Ethiopia's Nutrition Program in Mekele 



  • Abreham Gebrehiwot - Site Coordinator 
  • Kahisay Tareke - Junior Accountant
  • Muluken Wanza - ART & SRH Physician
  • Wednesh Girmaye - Pharmacist
  • Mebrahatom G/Mariam - Counselor 
  • Michael T/Medhin - Laboratory Technician
  • Zeray Adane - ART Nurse
  • Birhanu Kahssu - Laboratory Technician
  • Kbrey Haddush - Laboratory Technician
  • Biniyam Belay - Outreach Coordinator
  • Abeba Gebru - Receptionist & Data Encoder
  • Alemtsehay Kalayu - Outreach Coordinator
  • Tirhas Hagose - Outreach Worker
  • Atsibha Kidane - Guard
  • Gebremariam W/Leul - Guard
  • Kahsu Tareke - Guard
  • Mizan Weres, Janitor