Mahlet Alemayehu

Ethiopia

Mahlet graduated as a valedictorian from Hayat Medical College in Ethiopia. She is passionate about women’s health and provides free medical service to underprivileged girls and women and advises on the design of a mobile application for family planning. She is the co-founder of Mamaje, a Sub-Saharan coalition on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and environmental sustainability, and the co-founding chair of Mandela Ethiopia Doctors, where she and her team led the first movement against gender-based violence in health care institutions. Mahlet was also a 2018 Mandela Washington fellow at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).

Rise Up Cohort: Youth Champion 2019