Director of MARCAD

Programme Director

Director of MARCAD
Professor Omar GAYE
Department of Parasitology
Faculty of Medicine
Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD)

Pr Gaye is the Head of the Department of Parasitology of the Faculty of Medicine of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD). He coordinates research on malaria and several parasitic diseases at the level of the UCAD and the Ministry of Health of Senegal. Professor Gaye oversees all the committees involved in the MARCAD project. He is responsible for PHD training in human biology and pathology at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of UCAD. Within the Department of Parasitology, Professor Gaye has led major projects such as the new malaria prevention strategy in children called seasonal malaria chemo-prevention that have impacted on the decision-making of malaria management policies Both nationally and internationally. Professor Oumar Gaye is also the coordinator of the West Africa Network for Malaria Surveillance (WARN), headquartered at the University of Dakar. He is also a Scientific Adviser on Malaria in the WHO Regional Office for Afro and a member of the WHO / HQ Expert Panel on Malaria Management among other scientific responsibilities. Professor Oumar Gaye chairs the organizing committee of the seventh conference of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM) Dakar 2018.