Awa Marie Coll-Seck

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Awa Marie Coll-Seck, MD, PhD, "is the executive secretary of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat, based in Geneva. Dr. Coll-Seck was the minister of health of Senegal from 2001 to 2003 and previously held director positions for Policy, Strategy and Research at UNAIDS headquarters in Geneva and in the Infectious Diseases Department at the University Teaching Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. She has been a coordinator, counselor, and trainer with the National AIDS Program and a member of the World Health Organization country team in Senegal. Dr. Coll-Seck received her medical degree in Senegal, with specialized studies in bacteriology and virology, infectious and tropical diseases. She also studied applied epidemiology and biostatistics in Annecy, France. She is author of more than 150 scientific publications, including over 50 on different aspects of HIV/AIDS. She has been a consultant on numerous AIDS, reproductive health, and development studies in Africa for various international and national organizations, including the World Health Organization, the Population Council, and the United Nations Development Programme. She has been principal investigator of international research grants on medical and social aspects of AIDS, tuberculosis, and cervical cancer. Dr. Coll-Seck sits on the board and is a member of numerous scientific societies and nongovernmental organizations in Senegal." [1]


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  1. Directors, PATH, accessed April 27, 2008.
  2. Medicines for Malaria Venture Board, organizational web page, accessed March 25, 2012.