World Health Organization, Intercountry Support Team for West Africa (IST/WA), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Fatim Tall, MD, ObGyn, MSc
Medical Officer, Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health, World Health Organization - Intercountry Support Team for West Africa (IST/WA)
I am a medical Doctor and I have a post graduate degree in Ob/Gyn (1999) in Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar in Senegal and a Master of Science degree in Disease Control / Reproductive Health (2003) in Prince Leopold Institute in Anvers, Belgium.
I have a strong clinical experience in offering Reproductive Health Services in a regional maternity (with more than 4000 deliveries each year) and member of the regional medical team of Saint-Louis region. I have 16 years of progressively experience in the design, the implementation and the monitoring / evaluation of Maternal & Family Health programs in Senegal and in the African region as medical officer in Maternal and Family Health Projects funded by USAID (MSH – Intrrahealth) and in the World Health Organization. I worked for WHO Since January 2009, first, as a National Professional Officer in the Country Office and since the last year, as a medical officer in the Inter country Support Team for the west Africa sub region based in Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso where I have the challenging responsibility to provide technical support to the 17 countries for the development of sound approaches to end preventable maternal and newborn deaths, and the promotion of survival, good health and well-being throughout the life course.
I'll really wish to improve my research activities starting from clinical and programmatic experience gained at the national level which constitutes a real benefit if I have the opportunity to attend this High Level Course. Strengthening my abilities in research in the field of RH enable me to contribute further over the coming years in sexual and reproductive health research, initiated or supported by the Organization particularly in the African region and in the dissemination / use of research results.
My main areas of interest are currently:
- Maternal and newborn deaths in West Africa countries: measuring maternal death, maternal death certification and review, maternal death surveillance and response, etc.
- Family planning and particularly, FP in post abortion care and in post partum which constitute major missed opportunities for improving the use of modern contraception in our countries.