Ousmane Faye is currently the project director of the Integrated Health Project Plus (IHPplus), a three-year “bridge” project to avoid a gap in services in USAID-supported health zones upon completion of the USAID Health Office’s five-year flagship Integrated Health Project (IHP). IHPplus partners with the DRC Ministry of Health to strengthen the country's health system at every level focusing on maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, nutrition, malaria, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS, and water, sanitation, and hygiene.
As leader of MSH’s largest bilateral project to date, Ousmane has cultivated and maintained positive relationships with USAID, the DRC Ministry of Health, and numerous other partners and NGOs. He has also shown his expertise in project management and technical direction while overseeing the project’s technical integration and strategy implementation.
Over the course of more than 20 years in public health, Ousmane has contributed to the advancement of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health at the strategy and policy level. Ousmane has developed, implemented, and managed numerous successful health programs in Senegal and Rwanda, including the leadership of four projects for USAID and three years of service as the technical director of a UNFPA-funded project.