Aissata Fofana, MPH, MD, is an international development professional with 20 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of global health programming in Guinea. Her experience includes significant experience and expertise in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases such as HIV and malaria, complimented by a diverse blend of clinical, health systems strengthening, health promotion, and behavior change communication. In her current role as Chief of Party of the President’s Malaria Initiative-funded StopPalu+ project, Dr. Fofana leads planning, oversight, and coordination of all project activities, personnel, and operational and technical aspects. Under her leadership, the StopPalu+ project has achieved remarkable success in reducing the burden of malaria in Guinea, assisting PMI and the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in achieving their programmatic goals.
Dr. Fofana serves as a technical resource and advisor for health governance to USAID | Guinea and the Government of Guinea (GOG), working with the Ministry of Health and the NMCP, as well as coordinating with Roll Back Malaria committees and Global Fund Round 10 activities. She has provided technical assistance for health initiatives dealing with health governance, malaria, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, family planning, and immunization to more than 20 local nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and helped strengthen the capacity of more than 100 health committees. She is fluent in English and French and holds a certificate in English competency from Howard University.