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Mali West Africa


In 2001, a formal agreement between the Ministry of Health of Mali and the CVD at the University of Maryland, established a unit in Mali. CVD-Mali is dedicated to quantifying the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases, testing the safety, immunogenicity, and efficacy of relevant new vaccines and training future Malian vaccinologists. As a part of the Ministry of Health, CVD-Mali has the opportunity to bring research results to the attention of decision-makers and directly impact public health policy.

CVD-Mali's research laboratories and specialized training capacity support sophisticated, hypothesis-driven research and increased opportunities for collaboration.

Samba Sow, MD, MS is the 2107 recipient of the Roux Prize.

Samba Sow, MD, MS speaks in CHAMPS 2016 about how consistent and reliable data can help to save young lives in Mali.

Experience and Capabilities


Samba Sow, MD, MSc, Director General of CVD-Mali has been named to the Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France, for his work on Ebola.

Samba Sow, MD, MS
Director General CVD-Mali and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

CVD-Mali Fact Sheet