Mentor Saye Baawo

Dr. Baawo in the field.

Country Connections  |  Areas of Interests  |   CV

GGG_baawo_sayeSaye D. Baawo

Global Health Mentor

Global Health Mentors are alumni with substantial global health
experience who are willing to provide career advice, connections and
mentoring to current Gillings students interested in a global health career.

We mourn the passing of dear friend and mentor, Dr. Saye Dahn Baawo.

Dr. Saye Dahn Baawo, a Liberian trained in medicine and public health in both Liberia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U.S.A, is an Assistant Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia, with over 15 years of professional experience as a pediatric clinician, public health specialist in maternal and child health, and educator in Liberia. Read More

Dr. Baawo is the Assistant Minister of Health for Curative Services at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare in Liberia responsible for the delivery of both curative and preventive services in all health facilities and communities throughout the country. He was a Fellow of the U.S. government prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program from 2004-2005. From 2006-2008, Dr. Baawo served as Program Manager for a US-based FBO, Medical Teams International (MTI) USAID-funded Child Survival Project in Liberia where he provided technical and managerial leadership to the project. Prior to his work with Medical Teams International (MTI), Dr. Baawo worked with a research team, MEASURE Evaluation Project, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Graduate Research Assistant with a focused on documenting evidence of sexual and gender-based violence in African countries affected by civil conflicts and monitoring and evaluating adherence to antiretroviral therapy in developing countries. From 2008-2012, Dr. Baawo served as Director of the Family Health Division (FHD) at the Ministry of Health & Social Welfare in Liberia before he was appointed in February 2012 by the President of Liberia to the current position in which he now serves.


  • Liberia
  • Sierra Leone

Areas of Interest

  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Reproductive Health
  • Community Health
  • Nutrition in Developing Countries
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Health Policy & Planning