Dr Ali Sié, MD, PhD, is an epidemiology and team leader on “Disease Control” at the Nouna Health Research Centre one of the major research institutions of the Ministry of Health of Burkina Faso whose main objectives include i) the scientific investigation of health systems in rural Burkina Faso; ii) the provision of data collected through intervention-based research to health planners and policy makers and iii) institutional capacity building in health research. His main research area is clinical epidemiology of infectious, health system research and recently has a growing interest on environment and health issue. He is leading the Nouna Health and Demographic Surveillance System (HDSS) established since 1992 and who is member of the INDEPTH Network (http://www.indepth-network.org). He is the leader of the INDEPTH environment and health Working Group and has been instrumental for the INDEPTH CLIMIMO supplement on Weather conditions and population level mortality in resource-poor settings (Glob Health Action 2012, 5: 2010). He is also coordinating a two weeks TropEd course on “Climate Change” in Nouna in collaboration with the University of Heidelberg/Germany.
Silver Medal awarded by Heidelberg University, Germany