• Clinical Instructor, Global Health

, WA
United States

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Biography 

Yusuf Babaye is the Country Representative for International Training & Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) in Malawi. Yusuf is a Pharmacist and has Master degrees in Pharmacology and in Business Administration. Before he joined I-TECH he worked with John Snow Inc. (JSI) in Liberia, where he served as Country Director in 2013-2016. JSI implemented health and nutrition projects with a focus on HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria services in Liberia. Before JSI, Yusuf worked as Deputy Country Director for Axios Foundation in Sudan. He also worked as a Director in Partnership for Transforming Health System in Nigeria (PATHS 2) Project with DFID funding and as an Associate Director on USAID and CDC HIV/AIDS projects in Nigeria under PEPFAR. A trained pharmacist, Yusuf taught for several years in faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. He has 25 years of experience working in private and public sectors especially on health systems strengthening and service. 10 years of his working experience were invested in key leadership positions that covered wide range of interventions. He led implementation of several projects in many countries.

Languages 
  • Malawi
DGH Centers, Programs and Initiatives and Affiliated Organizations 
Publications 

Babaye Y and Nyirenda RK. Status Report on HIV Drug Treatment Transition from Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Efavirenz (TLE 600mg) to Tenofovir/Lamivudine/Dolutegravir (TLD) in Malawi. Public H Open Acc 2017, 2(1): 000118.

W. Ng'ambi, S. Gugsa, H. Tweya,B. Girma, H. Kanyerere, I. Dambe, Y. Babaye, J. Mpunga, and S. Phiri: Characteristics and management of presumptive tuberculosis in public health facilities in Malawi, 2014–2016. Public Health Action. 2017 Dec 21; 7(4): 282–288.

Mganga A, Kazembe L, Ngwira B, Tenthani L, Ng’ambi W, Babaye Y, (2017) Uptake and ART Outcomes of Women Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy under Option B+ in Malawi: Cox Proportional Hazards and Multistate Survival Models. The abstract was presented as poster at INTEREST Workshop on 17 May 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Babaye Y, Toh J, Bowier MS, Harris JT, Hare L, Printz N, (2014) Transforming Malaria Supply Chains in Liberia to Ensure Product Availability. Poster presented at American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in New Orleans, Nov 02 - 06, 2014.