Ousmane Faye is the country project director for the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Senegal. In this role, he manages the start-up and overall leadership and management of MTaPS in Senegal and oversees the development and implementation of strategies, the implementation of work plans and monitoring, and reporting.
Before taking on this role, he served as the project director of the Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus), a three-year “bridge” project to avoid a gap in services in USAID-supported health zones upon completion of the USAID Health Office’s five-year flagship Integrated Health Project (IHP). IHPplus partnered with the DRC Ministry of Health to strengthen the country’s health system at every level focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
Over the course of more than 20 years in public health, Ousmane has contributed to the advancement of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health at the strategy and policy level. Ousmane has developed, implemented, and managed numerous successful health programs in Senegal and Rwanda, including the leadership of four projects for USAID and three years of service as the technical director of a UNFPA-funded project.