Dr. Mamadou Diallo (Guinea) joined UNAIDS on 16th July 2012 as the new Director of the Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa (RST/WCA) based in Dakar, Senegal.
Dr. Diallo is a medical doctor and a public health specialist; he holds a Medical Doctor (MD) degree from the School of Medicine, Université de Conakry (Guinea), a Special Diploma in Public Health from Université Catholique de Louvain in Brussels (Belgium) and a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) Degree from the State University of California in San Diego (USA). He has completed numerous fellowships with The African-American Institute, The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), The Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service and the United Nations System Staff College.
Dr. Diallo has a rich and extensive experience in development cooperation in the United Nations system. During his career of over 20 years in the United Nations, he has worked for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as Regional Adviser for West and Central Africa based in Senegal and as UNFPA Resident Representative in Sierra Leone and Mali. Recently, he worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Eritrea. Dr. Diallo is widely recognized both within the UN System and in the broader development community for his strong managerial and leadership skills. He brings to his new assignment a broad range of political, diplomatic, communication and advocacy skills which will be very valuable in advancing the UNAIDS agenda in the region.