Executive Director, Roll Back Malaria Partnership
Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré is the Executive Director of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership. She has more than 25 years of experience in public health, both in her native country Mali and at the international level. After working as a Health Specialist at the World Bank in Bamako, she served as Minister of Health and later on Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity and the Elderly of Mali from 2000 to 2002. She served as Chair of the Assembly of Ministers of ECOWAS and was Member of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI). Dr Nafo-Traoré was the Executive Secretary of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat from 2003 to 2004 and the Director of the WHO Roll Back Malaria Department from 2004 to 2005 and then as WHO representative to the Congo and Ethiopia. Dr Nafo-Traoré was twice awarded the national distinction of “Chevalier” and “Officer” de l'Ordre National du Mali, in 1996 and in 2007. As a medical doctor and a public health specialist, she is a member of numerous professional associations and has authored a significant number of technical publications and studies.