Adama Thiombiano is a public and community health specialist with more than 30 years of experience managing and assisting health care programs. His experience has focused on primary health care, reproductive health, maternal and child health, nutrition, prevention and treatment of malaria, and on rural development. Prior to joining Alive & Thrive, Adama was Chief of Party for Plan International’s Scaling up Malaria Control Interventions in Burkina Faso (MEILUP-BF) project, funded by the Global Fund. Adama has worked for a number of other international organizations, including ASI (Actions de Solidarité Internationale) and the United Nations Development Programme. Adama will be based in our Ouagadougou office and will lead all technical and managerial aspects of A&T’s program in Burkina Faso.
Rose has more than eight years of experience in nonprofit accounting and financial management. Prior to joining A&T, Rose worked with various organizations in Burkina Faso, including Plan and International Relief and Development, where she managed funding from multiple donors (USAID, USDA, Global Fund, European Union, PDDEB). Rose’s expertise is in budget management including budget planning, monitoring, and execution.
Elie Kabre is a health professional with over 15 years of experience in program planning, implementation and evaluation, specifically in the areas of nutrition and infant and young child feeding (IYCF). Elie has worked in both the public and private sector and has a solid understanding of the IYCF landscape in Burkina Faso. Prior to joining the A&T team, Elie served as the Field Coordinator and Specialist for the promotion of optimal IYCF practices for the Infant Baby Food Action Network/Association for the Promotion of Infant Feeding in Burkina Faso (IBFAN/APAIB) consortium. Elie holds a masters in Management of Health Institutions from the National School of Administration – Abidjan, is a professor at the National School of Public Health in Ouagadougou, as well as a certified regional trainer in the management of acute severe malnutrition.
Fodié Maguiraga received a Masters/Maitrise in Social Anthropology in 2004 from the University of Bamako in Mali, and a Masters in Public Health (MPH), as well as a certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH) from Emory University in 2014. His professional experience includes working with international NGOs such as Save the Children, CARE International and IRC International Rescue Committee on various public health research projects and program implementation. He has also worked as an independent consultant across Africa (Mali, Benin, Senegal, DRC and Burkina Faso). His areas of expertise include project management, monitoring and evaluation, action research, participatory research methods, nutrition, maternal and child health (MCH), tuberculosis, reproductive health, community health, community transformation, qualitative and quantitative research, gender and women’s empowerment.
Annickis a communication for development specialist with more than 10 years experience focused on behavior change communication and communication for social change. Annick has worked with several international organizations, including Catholic Relief Services, and SNV (Organisation Néerlandaise de développement). Annick holds a Master’s in communication for development from the University of Ouagadougou with certificates in community development, institutional development, and organizational strengthening.