Zenebe Melaku, MD

Country Director


Dr. Zenebe Melaku is ICAP’s country director in Ethiopia. He has over 20 years of clinical, academic, programmatic, and managerial experience in medicine and public health in Ethiopia. In his current role, Dr. Melaku oversees the planning and implementation of comprehensive and high quality HIV/AIDS care and treatment services at ICAP-supported sites in eight regions of Ethiopia. He provides technical and managerial oversight to program activities at the national, regional, and site levels and liaises with the Federal Ministry of Health and other project partners and collaborators. Before joining ICAP, Dr. Melaku was an associate professor of internal medicine at Addis Ababa University and served as the technical advisor for HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment at the U.S. Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) in Ethiopia. His areas of expertise include HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, health systems strengthening, program management, organizational development, and strategic planning. Dr. Melaku holds a medical degree with a specialty in internal medicine from Addis Ababa University, a certificate of fellowship in neurology from the University of Limoges (France), as well as certificates in rheumatology, advanced epidemiology, and research methodology and clinical field trials from the University of Bergen (Norway).