Alemayehu is a pharmacist with advanced skills in pharmaceutical services and pharmacovigilance. He has more than 12 years of experience in this field, spanning different African countries under European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and USAID-funded projects like Pharmacovigilance Africa (PAVIA), Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) led by MSH, and Supply Chain and Pharmaceutical Assistance for Sustainable System (SC-PASS). Alemayehu coordinated pharmacovigilance efforts and provided technical assistance to the National Pharmacovigilance Center of the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini, geared toward strengthening the pharmacovigilance system. He supported the Eswatini Ministry of Health in setting up a pharmacovigilance center, among other efforts, including national pharmacovigilance policy and guidelines, data flow and management, and capacity building. Alemayehu also supported the establishment of the pharmacovigilance center at the Ministry of Health, Government of the Republic of South Sudan, developing various standard operating procedures, tools, and training manuals for health care workers.
Alemayehu holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a master’s in clinical research and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in pharmacovigilance and pharmacoepidemiology at the University of Bordeaux, France.