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Biography: Dr Mamadou Diallo, Senior Adviser, Country Support

Mamadou Diallo started his career as a physician in a Guinean rural health district, and has since worked in Rwanda, Zambia, Haiti and Ethiopia with Ministries of Health and several international organizations. Following his work at district level, Dr Diallo joined the Ministry of Health of Guinea, becoming Director of the Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI), where he was responsible for the national immunization activities and surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases. He was also a member of national implementation team of the Primary Health Care Program.

Dr Diallo has also worked as a technical adviser with international health organizations, including the UNFPA and the WHO. He worked as a technical adviser in Reproductive Health in Rwanda leading the UNFPA project "Emergency Assistance to the National MCH/Family Planning Programme" and designed and implemented the MCH/FP/STD training programme for the country. He also worked for WHO and PAHO in both Zambia and Haiti. In Zambia, Dr Diallo provided technical assistance to the MoH in reproductive health in the context of health reform. In Haiti, he provided support to the study, "Unmet Obstetrics Needs". He also trained staff on family and reproductive health and worked to implement the Maternal Health Initiative Project and Adolescent Health Project.

From 2004-2006, Dr Diallo was based in Ethiopia, with UNFPA's Country Technical Services Team for Eastern and Central Africa as Regional Adviser in Reproductive Health Training and Management. There, he worked with partners and countries to design and implement strategic interventions in reproductive health and conducted a country situation analysis in reproductive health, population and development, and gender. There, his accomplishments included a study on lessons learned, the development of training modules, a capacity assessment of national and regional institutions, and the development of roadmaps to safe motherhood.