Mali is a developing country and the burden of infectious diseases is very high with malaria being the first cause of morbidity and mortality followed by respiratory infections. This is why I have chosen to focus my contribution to finding solutions such as drug, vaccines and control strategies for malaria and and pneumococcal disease.
After spending almost 5 years working on clinical research in Mali I was fortunate to be selected for the award of an Africa London Nagasaki Scholarship to undertake the Nagasaki-based MSc in clinical tropical medicine (Master of Tropical Medicine) at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University. From October 2012 to September 2013, I successfully attended the MTM course at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University (NEKKEN) Japan. I'm convinced that the knowledge and experiences acquired in Nagasaki will help me to play a more productive role to the development of my country, and Africa, in improving existing control methods and the vaccine development against malaria.
I’m already working in the Malaria Research and Training Center (MRTC) in Mali as researcher on several research study in collaboration with National Institute of Health of USA and Epicentre France. In the near future, I would like to contribute more in my country by doing the PhD in epidemiology or infectious diseases.