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Prof Emeritus  El Hadji Niang

Prof Emeritus El Hadji Niang




Dr. El Hadji Amadou Niang is a distinguished senior medical entomologist renowned for his expertise in mosquito vector ecology, population genetics, genomics, and the control of mosquito vectors of human disease, with a specific focus on malaria vectors. His extensive experience and profound interest in these fields have positioned him as a leading authority in the fight against vector-borne diseases.

Before joining the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA), Dr. Niang served as a consultant for esteemed organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) across various sub-Saharan countries. Additionally, he collaborated with several non-governmental organizations, including the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where he held the role of Regional Associate Malaria Vector Control for Francophone West and Central Africa.

At CHAI, Dr. Niang demonstrated exceptional leadership and expertise, contributing significantly to malaria vector control efforts in the region. His work involved providing technical support to National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) and training their staff in the implementation of targeted vector control interventions based on the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) strategy. He played a pivotal role in designing and implementing measures to eliminate active foci of malaria transmission, thereby contributing to the reduction of malaria burden in affected communities.

Dr. Niang's dedication to vector control extends beyond his role at CHAI. He serves as the lead of the RBM-VCWG (Roll Back Malaria-Vector Control Working Group) Workstream 1 Task Team 4, focusing on addressing non-biological threats associated with vector control tools and interventions. Through his involvement in national and international technical committees and scientific vector societies, Dr. Niang actively contributes to shaping policies and strategies aimed at combating vector-borne diseases effectively.

In his current capacity as the Interim Director of Scientific Programs at PAMCA, Dr. Niang continues to champion the cause of vector-borne disease control in Africa. He is committed to nurturing a cadre of African problem-solvers who are equipped to address the continent's health and developmental challenges. Dr. Niang emphasizes the importance of gender equity in the workforce and advocates for strengthening local governments and fostering partnerships at national and international levels to tackle vector-borne diseases comprehensively.

Through his leadership, expertise, and unwavering commitment, Dr. El Hadji Amadou Niang plays a pivotal role in saving lives and reducing the burden of vector-borne diseases in Africa, leaving a lasting impact on public health and development across the continent.


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