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    OUR PRESS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE

    By phone

    Contact our Communications Manager on
    +221 78 472 53 98

    ALIMA'S SPOKESPEOPLE

    Our press office can arrange interviews with members of ALIMA’s staff at our operational headquarters or with teams in the field. Some of our spokespeople have specific areas of expertise.
    Matthew Cleary, Director General Matthew Cleary, Director General

    Trained as an emergency nurse, Matthew Cleary began working in humanitarian care in 2004 as a field coordinator. He works on numerous missions, including in Niger, Somalia, and Sudan. Before joining ALIMA in 2016, Matthew was managing director of an Australian organization that provided psycho-social support to drug addicts, the homeless and people with disabilities.

    Dr Moumouni Kinda, Program Manager Dr Moumouni Kinda, Program Manager

    Dr Kinda graduated from the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and directs ALIMA’s programs in Chad, the DRC, Cameroon and Niger. He joined the organization in 2012 and has overseen medical interventions in Mali, Cameroon, Senegal and Burkina Faso, where he was also ALIMA’s country representative. Before joining ALIMA, Dr Kinda oversaw MSF medical operations in Haiti, Chad and the DRC.

    Vincent Mendiboure, Program Manager Vincent Mendiboure, Program Manager

    Vincent Mendiboure has been overseeing ALIMA’s programs in Burkina Faso, Mali and the Central African Republic since 2015. He has over ten years’ experience coordinating humanitarian projects, especially in Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda and Ivory Coast.

    Dr Susan Shepherd, Medical Specialist Dr Susan Shepherd, Medical Specialist

    Dr Shepherd is a pediatrician with over 10 years of experience in child malnutrition, and has been working with ALIMA since 2013 on the development of new strategies for managing childhood malnourishment. She previously worked with the World Food Program and Médecins Sans Frontières in a number of sub-Sarahan countries.

    Dr Gbané Mahama, Emergency Desk Medical Manager Dr Gbané Mahama, Emergency Desk Medical Manager

    Dr Mahama oversees support for ALIMA’s emergency operations. He holds a medical degree and a Masters in Public Health. He has managed emergency missions in Mauritania, Afghanistan and South Sudan.

    Solenne Barbe, Research program manager Solenne Barbe, Research program manager

    Solenne Barbe has been coordinating ALIMA’s operational support since 2017. She has extensive experience of emergency care and has coordinated missions in Haiti, the DRC, CAR, and Guinea.