Dr. Joseph Waogodo Cabore assumed office as the Director for Programme Management at the WHO Regional Office for Africa in February 2015. He is responsible for coordinating and providing leadership for the technical health programmes of WHO in the African Region.
Dr. Cabore is a public health specialist with extensive national and international experience. He joined WHO in 2000 as an inter-country technical adviser for immunization and has since then served in senior positions as inter-country polio adviser, WHO Country Representative to Burundi and WHO Country Representative to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In 2001/2002 and 2014, Dr. Cabore actively participated in the response to the Ebola outbreaks respectively in Gabon and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Before joining WHO, Dr Cabore served in Burkina Faso, his country of origin, as the coordinator for the National Malaria Programme and the coordinator for the National Programme of Devolution in charge of onchocerciasis and human african trypanosomiasis control, and Guinea worm eradication respectively.
Joseph holds a doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; a master’s degree in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and a certificate in global health diplomacy from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva.