Christophe Paquet

Head of AFD’s Social Protection and Health division

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After studying medicine in France and epidemiology in the USA, Dr. Christophe Paquet conducted several humanitarian missions with Doctors without Borders (MSF) in Central America, Thailand and Sudan. He specialized in communicable and tropical diseases and participated in the creation of Epicentre, an MSF epidemiology research group and WHO Collaborating Centre, which he headed until 1999. Christophe Paquet subsequently joined the National Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS) where he managed  the International and Tropical Department, while participating in several missions for WHO during epidemics of international importance, such as SARS in 2003. In 2007, he joined Agence Française de Développement (AFD), where he was Project Manager in the Health and Social Protection Unit for 6 years, prior to becoming Head of this Unit in August 2013.

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Rethinking development assistance to address the consequences of Ebola

Beyond the health crisis, the consequences of Ebola are also economic and social. To make Sub-Saharan African countries more resilient in the face of epidemics, their health systems must be strengthened in the long term.


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