Soukeyna Sylla, MPH
Ms. Sylla is a Senegalese national with strong family and community ties to Gandiol in the city of Saint-Louis, located in the Senegal River delta, north of the coast of Senegal. Over the last decade, Ms. Sylla has witnessed the detrimental impacts of climate change and coastal erosion on the livelihoods and health of family and community members. She is a voice for communities that experience the triple threat of climate change, social inequities, and poor access to health care, and are best poised to advance solutions to the challenges they face.
Ms. Sylla is a public health professional with 12 years of experience in implementation of public health programs and management of donor-funded grants. She is a Senior Program Officer in the Grant Management Division at The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, which she joined in 2015. Previously, she served as Program Officer at the National HIV/AIDS program of the Ministry of Health of Senegal. She has also supported several country programs as consultant for Grant Management Solutions (GMS), providing technical assistance in program planning and budgeting to Global Fund implementers of HSS, TB, HIV and malaria grants in Senegal, Guinea, Cameroon, and Nigeria. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a master’s degree in Public Health from Emory University. Ms. Sylla is currently pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree (DrPH) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Climate Injustice: Ethics, Distributions, Fairness, and Justice