Dr. Farba Lamine Sall is an experienced health economist, and a recognized leader in the health system of his country, Senegal. Over the past 20 years, he has participated in the definition and elaboration, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of health policies and national health development plans as well as in the design and implementation of major reforms of the Senegalese health system. Because of its expertise and legitimacy in the health sector, it has always been at the heart of the development of monitoring tools, the implementation and evaluation of strategies, programs and overall the NSDP.
Because of his expertise and legitimacy in these areas, with the agreement of WHO, he was appointed by four Ministers of Health of Senegal between 2005 and 2017 to the very strategic position of Chief of Staff. The last mission is the one carried out from 2016 to 2017, under the authority of Professor Awa Marie Coll Seck and which ended at the end of his leave without pay period on 31 March 2017.
Acting on behalf of WHO as the secretariat for the coordination of development partners working in the health sector in Senegal, he has closely and regularly supported the Ministry of Health over the past ten years in adapting the tools for monitoring and evaluating health policies, programmes and development plans to the requirements of accountability, the acuteness of which became even more acute with the adoption of the Compact. In recent years, it has very often been asked to provide support to certain countries on behalf of IST and the Afro Regional Office in the preparation of policy, programme and strategic plan documents for health development. In recent years, we can mention Burundi, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, the Central African Republic, the DRC and recently, Congo Brazzaville.
He was thus very active in the animation of political dialogue, in the advocacy for health development, health financing, health planning, hospital reform, the operationalization of multisectoral approaches, health and decentralization, contractualization, the promotion of public-private partnerships and in recent years actor listened to in the development and implementation of health financing strategy to move towards universal health coverage. It has always been at the heart of the development of monitoring tools, the implementation and evaluation of strategies, programmes and the NSDP as a whole. Monitoring and evaluating the achievement of the MDGs/SDGs is also an area that has occupied him a lot.