Dr Benjamin Djoudalbaye is Head of Policy and Health Diplomacy at the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He was a Senior Health Officer for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases at the African Union Commission from 2009–2018. He has a strong professional experience in strategic planning, administration, management and evaluation of policies, programs and public health, infectious diseases programs and projects; capacity building and operational research in Africa. Dr Djoudalbaye also has a good knowledge of coordination mechanisms including multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral teams, partnership development, negotiation skills, advocacy and resource mobilization, multilateral and bilateral cooperation, public & private sector and civil society.
Dr Djoudalbaye specializes in Infectious Diseases (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1), HIV/AIDS and Sexual Reproduction Health (University Denis Diderot Paris 7) and Epidemiology & Biostatistics (University Claude Bernard Lyon 1). He holds a Master Degree in Population Studies and Public Health. He has worked with many organizations; among them are International SOS, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Chad and SOLTHIS.