I am Nega Berhe Belay born in 1958 in Adwa, Ethiopia. I completed high school in 1977 at the Queen Sheba Secondary High School in Adwa, Tigray. In 1983, I obtained my MD degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Addis Ababa University (FM-AAU). I was awarded the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from the University of Alabama and Peruvian Institute for Tropical Medicine in 1997 and a PhD from the University of Oslo in 2009.
I have worked as a general practitioner and later as Director of the Sene-18 General Hospital. Later I served as a senior physician and clinical supervisor of medical students at the Department of Internal Medicine of St. Paul’s referral hospital in Addis Ababa.
Since I joined the Aklilu Lemma Institute of Pathobiology Addis at Ababa University in 1992 as a clinical researcher I worked as PI and Co-PI on various research projects in leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and chronic liver diseases.
Over the years, I have mentored several MSc and PhD students and authored/co-authored over 65 peer-reviewed articles in international biomedical journals.