Mabingué Ngom, Regional Director for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for the 23 West and Central African countries, is based in Dakar, in Senegal. This 57 year-old Senegalese specialist in development and public policies, who trained in Dakar (Senegal) and Washington (USA), was Program Advisor at the International Planned Parenthood Federation in Nairobi (Kenya), and subsequently Portfolio Manager for Africa and Team Leader for West and Central Africa at the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) in Geneva, Switzerland. He joined UNFPA in New York in 2008 as Director of the Program Division and Emergency Director.
2 published articles
The persistence of obstetric fistula in Africa, a preventable disease, has given new regional impetus to alert, treat and reintegrate women who suffer from it.
The African continent’s current demographic transition poses many challenges. But if it is well anticipated and managed, Africa’s demographic dividend holds huge potential for economic growth.