Originally from West Africa (Mali), Dr. Keita is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Public Health at Georgia State University School of Public Health, with the Center for Leadership in Disability. MCH represents a leading cause of high-rate mortality in low-income countries. Since 2015, he has been working to improve MCH outcomes in poorly-resourced communities in Mali by helping mothers and children under 5 years get access to quality and affordable healthcare services. At CLD, Dr. Keita supports the program evaluation team in assessing health indicators as well as guiding evidence-based decision-making to improve MCH in the state of Georgia.
Dr. Keita earned his Doctorate Degree in Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine in Mali. Following his graduation, he worked with several US and UN organizations on Health Systems Strengthening projects such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, WHO, Maternity Care Coalition, among others. His research focus includes improving MCH outcomes for disadvantaged populations, reducing health disparities, and learning how to build climate-resilient health systems. Dr. Keita is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow who studied Civic Leadership at Rutgers the State University of New Jersey. He envisions becoming an emerging MCH leader and advocate for health equity. The three words he’d use to describe himself are: Polyvalent; Result-Oriented; and Teamwork-Spirit.
Thank you, Dr. Keita, for all you do for Maternal and Child Health!