Malaria

GTS Steering Committee Members


Ex-Officio Committee Member

Doctor Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

Roll Back Malaria Executive Director, Switzerland

Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré (MD, MPH) is currently the Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership.

After working as Director of a sector investment programme and as a Health Specialist at the World Bank in Bamako, she served as Minister of Health and Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity and the Elderly in Mali from 2000 to 2002. In 2003, Dr Nafo-Traoré was appointed as the first Roll Back Malaria Executive Secretary and later as Director of the WHO and Roll Back Malaria Department. She subsequently served as a WHO representative in the Republic of the Congo and Ethiopia. During this time, she served as President of the Assembly of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministers of Health and as a member of the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the WHO technical working group.

Recently, Dr Nafo-Traoré served as a member of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization and facilitated efforts to implement the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the United Nations Reform Delivery as One Initiative (2006-2012). Today, she continues to foster dialogue among ministries and diverse sectors of society to increase funding for health, develop health sector plans, and bring health sector priorities to the forefront of the national agenda.

Dr Nafo-Traoré was twice awarded the national distinction of Chevalier and Officier de l'Ordre national du Mali, in 1996 and in 2007. She is a member of numerous professional associations and has authored a significant number of technical publications and studies.

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