Lidiya is the Program Manager for the Data for Health program, supporting legal review and budget advocacy works to help countries realize legal reform and sustainable sources of financing for their CRVSID systems. Before joining GHAI, Lidiya worked for a consulting firm in Ethiopia focusing on domestic public health issues, including the legal capacity for emergency preparedness and response. She was also a fellow at Georgetown University’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, where she contributed to the institute’s scholarship, capacity-building, and programmatic work. Lidiya’s career at the intersection of health and law started as a Medico-Legal Expert at the Ethiopian Food and Drug Administration. Lidiya holds an LL.M degree in Global Health Law from Georgetown University Law Center and an LL.B degree from Hawassa University in Ethiopia.