Fodé Simaga, Director of Science, Services and Systems for All, UNAIDS

Fodé Simaga is a physician and global health expert with extensive experience working as a clinician and public health specialist in France and across sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Simaga is currently the Director of Science, Services and Systems for All at UNAIDS. This Practice promotes, supports and accelerates the implementation of sustainable, transformative programmes and policies to meet national and global targets in the HIV response. The Practice aims to improve collaboration and programmatic performance monitoring, working in conjunction with the UNAIDS regional, country and liaison offices as well as the UNAIDS co-sponsors. The Practice hosts the UNAIDS Technical Support Mechanism which provides short term and catalytic technical assistance to countries specifically to support Global Funds grants application as well as PEPFAR Country Operation Plan Implementation.

Dr Simaga has dedicated over 25 years working extensively in global health policy formulation, strategic partnership building and leading multi-country programs and organizations including in complex operational contexts notably in Burkina Faso and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Working closely with a vast variety of stakeholders, Dr Simaga has played a critical role in building multi-stakeholder partnerships (UN agencies, Governments, Civil society and private sector) for collective action in response to Health and development issues.