Director, Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Team
Fabien Diomande, MD, MSc
Fabien Diomande, MD, MSc, is the Director for Polio Eradication Surge Capacity Program at The Task Force for Global Health. He leads their work on Polio Eradication, through partnerships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
In his previous role, Fabien worked with the UNICEF Regional for Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO), where he served as the Regional Advisor for Polio Eradication Initiative, overseeing program planning and implementation, and coordinating partners’ support.
Before joining WCARO, Fabien served in various positions with CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) in his home country of Cote d’Ivoire and at the CDC’s headquarters in Atlanta, including CDC Medical Researcher and Team Lead for HIV care and treatments in Abidjan, WHO Medical Officer for Polio/EPI in Niger and Nigeria, CDC’s subject matter expert for the Meningitis Vaccine Project in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. He also acted as the CDC Program Evaluation Branch’s Focal Person for Madagascar, Guinea, and the Lake Chad Basin.
Fabien holds a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire, and a Master of Science degree in disease control from the Prince Leopold Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp – Belgium. Fabien was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Positive Health Program at the San Francisco General Hospital, University of California and at the Exchange Research Program in Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.