Dr. Imanol Berakoetxea

Dr. Imanol Berakoetxea

Regional Health Expert
ECHO Nairobi


M.D. and Specialized in Internal medicine (communicable diseases) , UNIVERSITY of Barcelona

Diploma tropical medicine (University of Barcelona)

Diploma in planning of district health services (Public Health Institute , Managua , Nicaragua)

Master In Public health (University of la Habana)

Overseas Work: since July 1985 to date

Working in development/humanitarian assistance in Nicaragua, Guinea Ecuatorial (National TB control program) for the Spanish Cooperation (AECI) and Somalia for MSF-S (Head of Mission and Medical Coord)

Health sector coordinator for Somalia from 1996-2007 (EC Dev-SACB-UNOPS)

Regional Health Expert for ECHO Regional support Office Nbi for central , East, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean from 2007-2012

Ebola response (ECHO)in Liberia from sept 2014-August 2015, member of the PACE (President’s Advisory Committee for Ebola)

Regional Health expert for ECHO Regional Office Nbi for East , Southern Africa and Indian ocean (current post)