Professor Ibrahima Seck is a Doctor-Colonel, specialist in Public Health, Chairholder and Head of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontology, Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal.
He holds a medical degree (FMPO / UCAD Senegal), a certificate of specialization in Public Health (ISED / UCAD, Senegal), a Master’s degree in International Development and a PhD (Tulane University, New Orleans, USA). He is also an executive Professor of Public Health (CAMES, 2012) and has almost thirty years’ experience in public health area. His areas of expertise include health services management, health programs and projects management, health planning, monitoring and evaluation, logistics management of medicines and products, community health and epidemiology. He has carried out several consultations with WHO, RBM, UNICEF WCARO, the World Bank, USAID, Oxford, WAHO, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, etc., in connection with the evaluation of health projects and programs, the mid-term review and development of the national strategic plan, and the preparation of national applications for submission to the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
Professor Seck was Chief Medical Officer of a health district, coordinator of Senegal’s national tuberculosis control program, Technical Advisor No 1, Director of the Cabinet ofSenegal’s Minister of Health and Social Action, and Technical Advisor to the President of the Republic of Senegal.
Professor Seck has produced nearly a hundred publications in national and international journals, and his work has been presented at numerous congresses, scientific conferences and meetings around the world.
He is Coordinator of the Scientific Commission of the Forum Galien Afrique and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prix Galien Afrique. He is also a member of several learned societies, including the Senegalese Public Health Professional Society, the African Public Health Society and the Francophone Public Health Society.