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For nearly four decades, Pape Amadou Gaye has advocated for, built, and leveraged strong partnerships with governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector to catalyze global health progress by contributing to improving the performance of health workers and the systems in which they work.

A native of Senegal, Gaye began his career in international development as a trainer of Peace Corps volunteers in Senegal and Benin. After working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gaye became the director of IntraHealth International's regional office for West, Central, and North Africa, focused on growing IntraHealth's portfolio and presence in the region, successfully securing new business through programs that improve the performance of health workers and health systems to more effectively serve clients and communities with quality care.

Now as the President and CEO of IntraHealth, Gaye continues to pursue his lifelong commitment to the provision by collaborating with both public and private sector leaders, especially in low- and middle-income countries, to encourage sustainable development in vulnerable communities. He also is a recognized global expert and advocate for family planning as a high-impact solution to address health, population, and economic development challenges.

Under Gaye's leadership, IntraHealth has grown its annual revenue and portfolio of programs, garnering a strong reputation as a robust international nongovernmental organization that seeks out innovative partnerships with a variety of local and global collaborators to achieve the organization's vision of all people everyone having the health care they need to thrive.

As an expert on the global health workforce and health systems innovations, as well as the role of international nongovernmental organizations in global health and development, Gaye speaks and writes extensively on these and other global health and development subjects. He holds an MBA from the University of California at Los Angeles. He currently serves on the board or in an advisory capacity for the Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health Advisory Board, Partners in Population and Development, the Center for African Family Studies; the Triangle Global Health Consortium and Duke University's Global Health Institute.