Deputy Country Lead
Dr Moussa Sarr is a senior epidemiologist at Westat and Head of the Cooperation Group at IRESSEF. Since 2010, Dr Sarr has worked with Professor Mboup and the US PEPFAR program to support laboratory capacity-building activities in sub-Saharan Africa, including the implementation of effective laboratory quality management systems, with external quality assurance (EQA) and EQA costing. Key objectives of this effort are to address existing challenges and gaps in HIV testing and to ensure access to high quality HIV diagnostics. Dr Sarr also works with the Cheikh Anta Diop University and the US CDC Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Program to strengthen the laboratory system in Senegal, so that it can respond to infectious disease outbreaks, health threats and PHEICs on an ongoing basis. Dr Sarr is also co-principal investigator of the Demonstration HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Project in Dakar, Senegal, which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.