Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Head of the West Africa Regional Office

ABOUT Cheikh Mbacke Faye

Cheikh is currently the Head of the APHRC West Africa Regional Office, based in Dakar, Senegal. He is leading the Countdown 2030 Initiative for APHRC, a multi-institution collaborative that calls for the accountability of governments and development partners; identifies knowledge gaps and proposes new actions for universal coverage of women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
He completed a Ph.D. in Public Health in 2019 from the University of Witwatersrand- South Africa and holds a Master’s degree in Statistics (2001) from the Houari Boumediene University of Sciences and Technology in Algiers, Algeria.
Cheikh joined APHRC in 2010 as the Country Manager for the Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation (MLE) project in Senegal. His experience includes research on reproductive health (behavioral surveys on HIV/STI in Senegal and Mauritania, post-abortion care, family planning), local development and poverty. Cheikh is passionate about data discoverability. In 2014, he led the development of the APHRC Microdata Portal, an open data platform where high-quality research data on health, population, education, and urbanization are made publicly and freely available to the research community.
COMPLETED PROJECT
Bringing African Voices Together
Sub-Saharan Africa holds two of the seven Board seats that…
ONGOING PROJECT
ONGOING PROJECT
Improving Girls’ Education (IGE) Project – Senegal
Existing statistics indicate that slightly more than a third of…
COMPLETED PROJECT
Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) for the Urban RH Initiative
Family planning is essential to achieving the millennium development goals.…