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Dr. Jeanne Tessougué is the senior technical advisor for INSPiRE. Previously, she was chief of party of IntraHealth's USAID/Mali Human Resources for Health Strengthening Activity. She is a public health professional with deep expertise in community health and more than ten years of experience working in health systems strengthening. Her work focuses on managing the implementation, design, and monitoring and evaluation of health programs using a participatory community approach to reduce maternal, newborn, and infant mortality.
Prior to joining IntraHealth, Tessougué was the director of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Department at PSI-Mali and previously worked for the University of Montreal Department of Public Health, SamuSocial International, and UNFPA. She brings experience in the field of human resources for health, including strategic planning, health workforce training and management, and staff motivation systems. In addition to working with health workers, she has also worked alongside civil society organizations and the private sector to achieve health program goals.
In Mali, Tessougué has spent her career advocating for underserved populations, human rights, rural women and youth. She has contributed to multiple programs that promote integrated family planning and reproductive health services in both rural and urban environments through civil engagement and public-private partnerships.
Tessougué has a doctor of medicine degree from the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry (FMPOS) Bamako and master’s degrees in public health and community health from the Public Health Department of Bamako Faculty of Medicine in collaboration with the Public Health Institute of Bordeaux.