Dr Benjamin Djoudalbaye is a Senior Health Expert MD, MSc. MPH, Pg. Dipl. Infectious Diseases. He has over 20 years of experience in global health with extensive expertise in the African context, focusing on designing, managing, and evaluating Public Health programs. He successfully managed significant programs, including proven ability to set a clear vision, lead diverse teams, mentor/inspire others toward accomplishing goals, possess excellent negotiation skills, experience with complex, high profile, or sensitive agreements, and recruit supporting and leading senior staff. He is the Head of Policy, Health Diplomacy, and Communication at the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. He is also the Acting Coordinator of the Africa CDC Regional Coordinating Centre for Central Africa in Libreville, Gabon. He was appointed in May 2020 as Executive Secretary of the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.
Dr Djoudalbaye holds a Medical Degree from the University Abdou Moumouni of Niamey (Niger). He also has specialization in Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France), Classic Sexual Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproduction Health (University Denis Diderot Paris 7, France) and Epidemiology and biostatistics (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France). He also holds a Master's Degree in Population Studies and Public Health from the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) in collaboration with the University of Montreal (Canada).
Dr Djoudalbaye is the author and co-author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles and chapters of books. He has published a book on psychiatry.