Gaston SORGHO is a World Bank Group’s Practice Manager in charge of health, nutrition and population programmes in Central and West Africa, covering 17 countries. A medical doctor, Dr Sorgho received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Amsterdam and a Doctorate in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He joined the World Bank in 1999 and has worked across Africa, spending several years as a Senior Public Health Specialist in the country offices of Cote d’Ivoire and Mali. From 2005 to 2009, he joined World Bank Institute in Washington, DC to teach courses on health sector reform and results-based financing in Asia, Africa and Europe. He was Human Development Program Leader for five years in Cameroon, coordinating education, health and social protection programmes for Central Africa. From 2014 to 2016, Dr Sorgho was World Bank Representative in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Before joining the World Bank, he worked with Plan International, the Government of the Netherlands and served more than 15 years in the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso.