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Cheick Oumar Touré

Mali Country Director and Associate Regional Director, West Africa

Since 2003, Dr. Cheick Oumar Touré has been IntraHealth Mali’s country director. He is a global health leader with more than 20 years of experience managing health systems strengthening and service delivery projects funded by USAID, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Royal Dutch Embassy.

Touré is a known expert in both developing and rolling out clinical, medical, and managerial standards in low-resource settings. He managed the USAID Fistula Treatment and Prevention Project, which trained 25 surgeons who performed more than 1,240 obstetric fistula repair surgeries for Malian women.

In addition to holding medical and public health degrees, Touré was a Ford Motor International Fellow with 92nd Street Y and the Picker Center for Executive Education at Columbia University.

 

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We Can Help Restore Dignity for Thousands of Women in Mali

Each year, 2,000 Malian women are at risk of developing obstetric fistulas. Stronger health systems and holistic care can change this.

Agaïcha's Story

On the sixth day, my uncle took me from the village to the nearest health center, 65 km away. Once we got there, an unskilled health provider pulled the baby out by force. My son was dead. The following day, my torment started: I could not control my bladder anymore.”