Esayas Abay, MD, MS


Esayas Abay, MD, MS is a care and treatment clinical advisor in ICAP’s Ethiopia office. Dr. Abay has more than nine years of experience in clinical, epidemiology and public health fields. He started his career in Ethiopia as clinician of infectious diseases in referral hospitals and later took additional responsibilities as the TB and leprosy program coordinator with Ministry of Health of Ethiopia, WHO and Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF-Belgium).

Before his current position with ICAP, Dr. Abay worked as technical advisor and trainer for MSF-Belgium TB/HIV and Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) projects in penitentiary and civil system of Russian Federation (2002). He was responsible for providing all aspects of technical assistance on programming including, guideline development, treatment and follow up of patients, staff training, data collection and reporting and establishing linkages with social programs. From 2003-06, he worked in HIV, TB and Chronic Diseases Clinic projects for MSF-Belgium in Cambodia as the senior medical doctor. He was responsible for establishing and implementing all aspects of the Chronic Disease Clinics which provides comprehensive care, treatment and follow up for HIV/AIDS, TB, and other illnesses.  This included clinical training of staff including ART issues, algorithm and protocol development and establishing community based HIV/AIDS and DOTS-TB projects, and operational research on ART monitoring.

Dr. Abay obtained his medical degree from Addis Ababa University, Gondar College of Medical Sciences in Ethiopia and master’s degree in infectious diseases control from Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.