Cheick Oumar Bagayoko, MD, PhD (University of Science, Technics and Technology of Bamako, Mali)

Prof. Agrégé Cheick Oumar BAGAYOKO, MD, PhD (Medical Informatics)
Current Position :
Head of the Center of Expertise and Research in Telemedicine and e-Health (CERTES) and 
Head of Innovation and Digital Health Center (Digi-Santé-Mali)
University of Science, Technics and Technology of Bamako (USSTB)

Dr. Bagayoko obtained his doctorate in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine of Bamako in 2002. Interested by the use of Information and Communication Technologies since the first years of medical studies, he strengthens his skills in the field and successively obtained a Certificate of Continuing Education in Medical Informatics at the University of Geneva, a master's degree in Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Paris V, a master's degree in Expertise and Engineering of Health Information Systems and a PhD in Medical Informatics at the University of Aix Marseille II University. He has solid experience in the elaboration of e-health strategies, development of adapted tools for Africa, piloting, the implementation and the evaluation of e-health projects notably through several missions of expertise carried out in Mali, in Africa and around the world and his role as General Coordinator of the " Réseau en Afrique en Francophone pour la Télémédecine". This network was funded by the Geneva Internation Solidarity Fund trough Geneva University Hospitals where Dr. Bagayoko worked for 12 years in the e-health and telemedicine department of Dr. Antoine Geissbuhler.

Through competitive research grants, Dr. Bagayoko has conducted medico-economic impact studies of e- health and its effects on the recruitment and retention of health personnel in more health districts of Mali. Dr. Bagayoko is full member of the Malian Academy of Sciences. He's author of several scientific publications and has obtained several scientific and honorary distinctions including, the Swiss Govertment postdoctoral Excellence Fellowship, the Mali National Medal of Merit, the RFI App Challenges Africa Award.