Pape Gaye, Founder of the Baobab Institute for Health and Development, Honored as Distinguished Fellow by the Ouest African Academy of Public Health

Abuja, October 5, 2023 — The selection committee of the Academy of Public Health, the flagship body of the West African Institute of Public Health, has awarded the Distinguished Fellowship of the Academy of Public Health (DFAPH) to Pape Gaye, founder of the Baobab Institute for Health Development, in recognition of his r exceptional contribution to public health.

Pape Gaye joins seven other eminent individuals: Pape Amadou Gaye, Leslie Mancuso, Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Joy Phumaphi, Oyewale Tomori, Rose Gana Fomban Leke, Michel Sidibé, and Uche Veronica Amazigo, who have also been honored for their outstanding achievements in the field of public health.

Pape Amadou Gaye, President Emeritus at IntraHealth, is among the notable recipients of this distinction. His distinguished career, spanning several decades, has been marked by his unwavering commitment to improving global health outcomes, especially in underserved regions. His visionary leadership and advocacy efforts have significantly contributed to the advancement of healthcare access, health workforce development, and healthcare quality.

The official induction ceremony, scheduled for November 2, 2023, will be an opportunity to celebrate Pape Gaye’s outstanding achievements alongside other renowned awardees.

The Distinguished Fellowship of the Academy of Public Health (with post-nominal letters “DFAPH”) was established by the Academy of Public Health in 2016 as a special recognition for exceptional leaders making an impact in public health, particularly by positively contributing to healthcare systems in Africa and beyond.