Benjamin Djoudalbaye 2021 Speaker

Head of Division of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication

Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

Biography

Dr. Djoudalbaye Benjamin, MD, MSc. MPH, Pg. Dipl. Infectious Diseases is Head of Policy and Health Diplomacy at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention with over 15 years of experience in Public Health in Africa. He has been appointed in May 2020 Executive Secretary of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund. Before, he was for more than 8 years Senior Health Officer for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases at the African Union Commission.

Dr. Djoudalbaye was the Head of Mission of the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo from May 2017 to October 2018. He was also the Head of Mission Support for African Union Support to Ebola in West Africa (ASEOWA) and later Head of Mission in 2014-2015 for Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

He has a strong professional experience in strategic planning, administration, management and evaluation of public health policies and programs, infectious diseases programs and projects; capacity building and operational research in Africa. He has also a good knowledge of coordination mechanisms including multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams, partnership development, negotiation skills, advocacy and resource mobilization, multilateral and bilateral cooperation as well as public & private sector and civil society.
He is specialized in Infectious Diseases (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1), HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproduction Health (University Denis Diderot Paris 7) and Epidemiology & Biostatistics (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1). He also holds a Master Degree in Population Studies and Public Health from University of Ouagadougou in collaboration with University of Montreal.

Dr. Djoudalbaye is a proficient bilingual (English and French) author and co-author of several scientific articles in peer-reviewed in journals and has published a book in psychiatry.

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