Dr. Claude Millogo

Consultant in Public Health - Burkina Faso

claude.millogo@emory.edu

Dr. Claude Millogo joined IANPHI as a consultant June 2018 to work with the Ministry of Health Burkina Faso, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other partners to stand up the newly established National Public Health institute, particularly related to strategic plan development and implementation.

Dr. Millogo has a long history of working with the government and partners to improve health outcomes in Burkina Faso. She has worked for over 20 years for the US Government in Burkina Faso in the field of public health. Her most recent position was as Associate Peace Corps Director for public health (APCD/Health), Burkina Faso. In that position she supported the Peace Corps Burkina Faso Leadership in developing program Vision, Mission statement, Priorities and Goals taking into consideration host country development issues and dynamic and Peace Corps development philosophy. For years she assisted in the development of the Peace Corps 3-year strategic plans. She developed, maintained, monitored and evaluated the health project that responds to host country needs in conformity with PC programming principles. She trained and provided ongoing support to hundreds Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) to build the capacity of community based organisations and community members to undertake health promotion and disease prevention activities. She selected and prepared communities to host and work with the PCVs. She developed a community driven MRE system and tools for volunteers and their counterparts to measure the result of their activities toward the project indicators. Prior to Peace Corps, Dr Millogo worked with UNICEF/Burkina as a project officer, assisting in the design and supervision of oral re-hydration therapy (ORT), Guinea Worm, and micronutrient programs. From 1992 to 1995, she worked in the Health, Population, and Nutrition office of USAID/Burkina. Within this office she held several different positions: Program specialist, Family Planning/Maternal and Child Health Project Coordinator and health Population Nutrition Officer. Under UNICEF and USAID, she was in charge of backstopping NGOs projects funded by these agencies. Before Joining USAID, she spent over nine years working with the Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso. During that time, she trained provincial health staff and coordinated activities in the areas of Family Planning, Nutrition, and Maternal & Child health activities. As a physician, with a diploma in preventive paediatric care, she served as a practitioner unit of Bobo - Dioulasso National Hospital. She also taught paediatrics at the National nursing school. Dr. Millogo earned her medical degree from the University of Reims France. She also has a public health diploma from the University of Nancy, France.

Dr. Millogo was the president of the national branch of "Society of Women and AIDS in Africa" (SWAA); the SWAA is a Pan-African Non-Governmental, non-profit Organization (NGO). SWAA-Burkina trains rural women's group leaders and sexual workers peer educators in IEC/STD/AIDS and communication techniques.

Dr. Millogo was granted with many certificates of recognitions for her outstanding work in the domain of community health and for her leadership in the area of Gender and development. She has also received a national recognition from the Government of Burkina Faso for her public service toward the wellbeing of women.