Dr Albert B. Bakor
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Dr Albert Bakor is a Cameroonian Health Economist and Public Health physician. He is the Founder, and CEO of Health Initiative for Development (Hi4D), a local not-for-profit NGO, and the Technical Director for the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB), a PEPFAR-funded HIV Free project.
Dr Bakor has strong leadership and management skills with over 18 years of national and international experience in health program designs, strategic leadership, program and business development, stakeholder engagement and management, and monitoring and evaluation of large public health programs. Dr Bakor was Country Director for Health Alliance International in Cote d’Ivoire, the Country Director for the International Training and Education Centre for Health (I-TECH) in South Africa and the Country Director for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) in Cameroon, where he successfully started and scaled up HIV/AIDS public health programs in post-conflict Cote d’Ivoire and the EGPAF program in Cameroon. Dr Bakor was a clinical instructor in the Department of Global Health, at the University of Washington. He is currently a member of the Global Fund’s Technical Review Panel (TRP).
Dr Bakor holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Maiduguri in Nigeria, Postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Tel Aviv University in Israel, a master's degree in public health from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, a master's degree in health economics and Pharmaco-economics from the Universität Pompeu Fabra, Spain and a Project Management certificate from the University of Washington.
Dr Bakor has facilitated several eDGH courses since 2011, including Leadership and Management in Global Health, the Principles of STI research, the clinical Management of HIV and the Project Management courses with I-TECH South Africa, and currently the Project Management in Global Health, the Clinical Management of HIV and the Monitoring and Evaluation in Global Health for Hi4D/CBCHB in Cameroon.
Working with eDGH has been a great way to achieve his mission of developing sustainable public health programs in Africa by building human resource capacity through training and mentoring.