Dr. Nafo-Traore has more than 25 years of experience in national health development, and regional and international public health. She started her career at the community level, training and supervising rural health workers and responding to health emergencies in her home country of Mali.
Between 2000 and 2002, she served as Mali’s Minister of Health and as Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity and Elderly. She was then appointed the first Roll Back Malaria Executive Secretary in 2003, before working in a number of roles with the World Health Organisation, including as representative in the Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.
Dr. Nafo-Traoré was a Board Member of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Innovative Vector Control Consortium (IVCC) and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV). She is fluent in both French and English.