Ruben Sahabo

ORCID iD
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0180-1649

Biography

Dr. Sahabo is a medical doctor and senior-level director with extensive experience in designing and managing public health programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Since December 2011 he has served as Country Director for ICAP at Columbia University’s Swaziland country office where he is responsible for strengthening national capacities for the delivery of HIV care and treatment, as well as assisting the Ministry of Health to utilize national HIV program data to inform programming and public health research. He provides overall guidance towards program management, monitoring and evaluation while working with diverse in-country stakeholders and partners. Previously, Dr. Sahabo served as the Country Director for ICAP’s Rwanda country office where he led the rapid expansion of care and treatment activities through the provision of technical and financial assistance to 56 sites in urban and rural clinics. In addition, Dr. Sahabo supported the initiation of ICAP programs in Cote d’Ivoire in 2008 and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010. Prior to joining ICAP, Dr. Sahabo drew on his technical, clinical and management skills while working at various NGOs and government institutions in Rwanda including USAID, the National Public Health Reference Laboratory, and the Ministry of Health.