H.E. Dr. Jean Kaseya is the first Director General of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), appointed by the Heads of State and Government (HoSG) during the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. Dr Kaseya is a public health physician with a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Community Health and over 25 years of national and international experience.
His extensive career includes leadership roles with WHO, UNICEF, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, CHAI and others, equipping him with exemplary experience in managing public health programmes, policy development, negotiation, coordination, and grant management. Dr. Kaseya's expertise spans political, strategic, and technical realms and his association with significant organizations coupled with international roles reflects his strategic leadership and impact.
Currently he is serving as a technical review panel (TRP) member of GFATM for Malaria and Pandemic Preparedness and Board member of SANRU. At the helm of Africa CDC, Dr Kaseya leads the delivery of core functions and objectives, shaping initiatives that enhance global health security across Africa through improved disease surveillance, health system strengthening, and crisis response.