Dr. Tigistu “Tigi” Adamu Ashengo is Chief Medical Officer for Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. A global health physician, educator and researcher with two decades of experience in public health, clinical care and strategic leadership in resource-limited settings, Tigi has worked in more than a dozen countries on initiatives in health systems strengthening, Health workforce development, safe surgery, HIV prevention and care. Author and co-author of more than 40 publications, he serves as H. Asst. Prof of Public Health at the St. Paul Millennium Medical School, School of Public Health in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, he also serves on the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Use of Medical Devices and is a special adviser to Ethiopia’s Minister of Health for the national COVID-19 response. He ensures that data and evidence are used to reach the most people, applying a learning mindset that constantly adapts to changing evidence. This respect for science is matched by a high level of compassion for the people behind the work: colleagues and collaborators, policymakers and health care workers, and especially the people accessing health care.