Abdoulaye Sow

Director of the association Fraternité Médicale, Conakry, Guinea

Abdoulaye Sow (Guinean/Conakry) is a General Practitioner and Public Health Physician and teacher-researcher. Involved in several projects supporting the community health sector in his country, he is a resource person for several health districts where he contributes to the access of vulnerable populations to health care. He works on the interface between health services (horizontally) and specific health programmes (vertically).

Head of a professional association (local NGO, called Fraternité Médicale Guinée) specializing in the provision of primary health care, his main area of interest is the integration of HIV programmes for key populations into basic health services and the management of mental health in the first line of care.

Abdoulaye Sow is enrolled at the ULB for a PhD in Public Health. He is involved with the ITM Antwerp, ULB and the University of Conakry for his research work in mental health.

The institution he heads, is one of the first non-governmental organizations to be involved in the field of health in Guinea.