Pierre Salignon joined the Health and Social Protection Division at Agence Française de Développement as a project manager in early October 2013. His responsibilities include the follow-up of projects for Chad, the Comoros and Indian Ocean, as well as the crosscutting Universal Health Coverage project. A lawyer by training, he has been working for international solidarity and public health in fragile countries for over 20 years. His previous positions include Executive Director of the association Doctors of the World in France (2009/2013), Project Manager for the World Health Organization in Geneva (2008/2009) and, finally, Executive Director of the French Section of Doctors Without Borders (2003/2007).
5 published articles
Just 10 years ago, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and malaria were the main worldwide threat for health. But today, Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease, which only receive 2% of the total financing allocated by international health...
The war in Syria is continuing, with its consequent suffering and violations of human rights, and no prospect of a rapid resolution. A study by Fondation Terre des Hommes (TDH) published in June 2016 gives chilling insight into the survival conditions of Syrian refugee children, and the different...
5.7% of the adult population in Africa is now affected by diabetes. This disease causes 5.1 million deaths around the world, i.e. 6.8% of annual global mortality. The international community needs to take urgent action.
2.6 billion people have been affected by natural disasters over the past ten years. Over 1.5 billion human beings are today living in countries affected by a violent armed conflict. There are 60 million refugees around the world. “Crises” are no longer an exception. From the tragedy in the...