Safoura Berthé

Dr. Safoura Berthe, MSH’s country director for the Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program in Mali, is a public health specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector. She has an extensive background in program implementation, with an emphasis on supply chain, quantification, and logistics management information systems. Prior to joining MSH, Dr. Berthe spent 10 years as a regional pharmacist in Mali’s Kayes Region and served as Chief of the Medical Laboratory at the hospital of Kayes. Dr. Berthe was the first pharmacist of Mali’s National Malaria Control Program. She previously worked as a Senior Technical Advisor, Deputy Director, and Acting Country Project Director for the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services program, led by MSH. She holds a doctorate of pharmacy degree (Diplome d’Etat) from the École Nationale de Médecine et de Pharmacie (ENMP) of Bamako; a master’s degree in population and health from the Institut Supérieur des Science de la Population of the National University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; and a certificate in planning and management of tropical diseases control programs from the Institute of Tropical Medicine of Antwerp, Belgium.