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Oumar Gaye

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+221 776375055
University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
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Professor of Parasitology, Director of MARCAD Consortium
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University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar
Gaye is Professor of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar; Director of the Malaria Research and Capacity Development Programme in West and Central Africa; Coordinator of the Network for Malaria Surveillance in West and Central Africa; a member of the Senegalese Academy of Sciences and Techniques, and a member of Malaria Consortium's Board of Trustees. He was: Head of the Department of Parasitology; Coordinator of the PhD training in human biology and pathology; Scientific Adviser on Malaria in WHO Regional Office for Africa, and a member of WHO headquaters' Expert Panel on Malaria Management; Malaria Technical Advisor at the Gates Foundation; and Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Health, Senegal, for many years. Gaye has coordinated research on malaria and several parasitic diseases in Africa, as the seasonal malaria chemoprevention, and the use of antimalarial and diagnostics tests at community level. He is a founding member of the West Africa Roll Back Malaria Network. He received the Senegal Presidential Award for Science in 2012, and International Distinguished Fellow by American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2021.
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1 - No poverty
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
5 - Gender equality
10 - Reduced inequality
13 - Climate action
16 - Peace, justice and strong institutions
17 - Partnerships for the goals
Parasitology, Malaria, NTDs, Epidemiology, Clinical trials, Implementation research, Training and capacity building, Science diplomacy
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04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Last updated on 22/08/2022