Cheick Oumar Touré

West Africa regional director

Since 2003, Dr. Cheick Oumar Touré has been IntraHealth Mali’s country director. He now serves as West Africa regional director.

Touré 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. He 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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