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Siaka Konate

Master of Tropical Medicine (MTM) - Nagasaki
Type of Course: 
Residential course

Graduated as a General Physician, I started working on Clinical and Biomedical research focused on malaria and lymphatic filariasis in Mali and then I realized after 4 years of work experience the need for further studies 1) to extend my understanding in this field to other infectious diseases and 2) to hold a degree that sustain my knowledge in Clinical Research and Infectious diseases control and 3) to use the gained knowledge to strengthen the capacity of my home Institution.

This has been a reality with the support of the ALN Scholarship Fund and I would like again to reiterate here all my gratitude. I don’t think I would have got better choice. This one year course from October 2011 to September 2012 was a great opportunity for me to learn a lot about Infectious diseases Control in developing countries, to extended my networking and of course to discover and love the Japanese culture.

After my graduation I straightly joined my home Institution the Malaria Research and Training Center of Bamako, Mali as an Associate Scientist with a strong added value to the capacity building of this Center.  For the time being I am on one year leave working as a Detention Doctor based in Erbil, Iraq with the International Comity of the Red Cross. With the support of my home Institution, I am now applying for a PhD admission for the academic year 2014-15 as I have been recently awarded the Islamic Development Bank Merit Scholarship for a 3 years PhD program in the field of Tropical Medicine. This will enable me to pursue my personal and professional objectives but also that of my country related to Infectious Diseases Control and Elimination.