About: Dr. Cheikh Eteka Traore

Dr Cheikh Eteka Traore, MD, MSC, FRSPH: Chief Medical Officer – Africa, for the GO Africa Network.

Dr.Traore is a bi-national citizen of both Mauritania and Nigeria. He is a freelance consultant based in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated in medicine from the National University of Cote d’Ivoire in 1995, and obtained a public health masters from London School of Hygiene and tropical Medicine in 1998. He has eighteen years experience working on global health and public health systems in Europe, Sub Saharan Africa and other middle income countries.

Dr.Traore’s expertise is on the provision of technical assistance to  governments, municipalities, donors, NGOs and United Nation agencies.  He is passionate about inclusive policy development, program design addressing the intersection of human rights and public health, removing barriers to service access for marginalized communities and  building capacity and leadership within grass-roots health movements.

Dr.Traore  is bilingual in French/ English, with conversational and writing ability in Arabic and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (United Kingdom) since 2008.

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