About ICF
Yazoume Ye
Vice President, Malaria Surveillance and Research
Yazoume is a malaria research and surveillance expert with nearly 20 years of experience in health information systems and survey design and implementation.

Yazoume serves as the technical director for the United States Agency for International Development global project malaria surveillance. Previously, he served as the deputy director for the Global Fund independent evaluation of Phase 1 of the Affordable Medicines Facility, covering eight malaria-endemic countries. In this role, Yazoume also led the malaria portfolio of the MEASURE Evaluation project.

Previously, Yazoume was a regional and technical coordinator in Nairobi, Kenya, for the World Health Organization’s Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases. He focused on impact evaluation of childhood illnesses in five malaria-endemic countries, including Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Malawi. Before that, Yazoume was an associate research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center and was a guest scientist at the University of Heidelberg Medical School. He also served as a scientist at the Nouna Health Research Center, Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso, where he led the Department of Research Data and Information.

Yazoume’s research interests include impact evaluation of national-scale malaria control interventions and malaria epidemiology. He has experience providing technical assistance on developing surveillance monitoring and evaluation (SME) strategies and supporting country programs on developing surveillance and routine information systems for malaria. Yazoume has trained more than 400 health professionals in malaria SME from malaria-endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Yazoume is a member of the board of directors of the African Institute for Development Policy and the scientific advisor board of the Nouna Health Research Center. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Evidence for Sustainable Human Development System in Africa. He has been an active member of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene since 2010.

Education
  • Ph.D., Public Health and Epidemiology, Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany
  • M.S., Community Health and Health Management, Heidelberg University Medical School, Germany
Publications
  • Yé Y, Andrada A. Estimating Malaria Incidence through Modeling Is a Good Academic Exercise, but How Practical Is It in High-Burden Settings? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020;102(4):701–702.
  • Ashton RA, Prosnitz D, Andrada A, Herrera S, Yé Y. Evaluating malaria programmes in moderate- and low-transmission settings: practical ways to generate robust evidence. Malar Journal 19, 75 (2020).
  • Yé Y, DuahD (2019) The President’s Malaria Initiative contributed to reducing malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa between 2004 and 2014: Evidence from generalized estimating equation analysis. PLOS ONE 14(5): e0217103
  • Andrada a, Herrera S Yé Y. Are new national malaria strategic plans informed by the previous ones? A comprehensive assessment of sub-Saharan African countries from 2001 to present. Malaria Journal 2019, 18 : 253
  • Andrada A, Herrera S, Inyang U, Audu Mohammed B, Uhomibhi P, Yé Y. A subnational profiling analysis reveals regional differences as the main predictor of ITN ownership and use in Nigeria. Malaria Journal 2019, 18 : 185
  • Yé Y, Eisele TP, Eckert E, Korenromp E, Shah J, Hershey CL, Ivanovich E, Newby H, Liliana Carvajal-Velez, Lynch M, Komatsu R, Cibulskis R, Moore Z, Bhattarai A (2017). Framework for Evaluating the Health Impact of the Scale-up of Malaria Control Interventions on All-cause Child Mortality in sub-Saharan Africa. American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 97(Suppl 3) pp. 9–19

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