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Associate Scientist
Abdoulaye Maïga

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Abdoulaye Maïga, PhD, works on large scale evaluations of RMNCH&N interventions coverage and impact and quality of care for local, national and global accountability.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W5009D

Research Interests

Large-scale evaluation; Maternal & child health; Coverage measurement; Demography & Public Health; Sub-Saharan Africa

Experiences & Accomplishments
Université catholique de Louvain
University of Yaoundé II
Université de Ouagadougou

My scientific interests are related to large scale evaluations of health interventions coverage, impact and quality of care for local, national and global accountability with a focus on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, and nutrition (RMNCAH-N). I have extensive experience in intervention evaluations and led several program evaluations, household and health facility surveys in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. I’m also very instrumental in strengthening country-level evidence and technical capacity to support health program monitoring and evaluation. The overall aim of my work is to contribute to improving health programs planning, monitoring, and evaluation in low income and high-burden countries.

Honors & Awards

Fellowship program in Demographic and population Studies (2011-2015), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL/Belgium).
Fellowship program in Reproductive Health (2007), Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur (ARES) previously named Commission Universitaire pour le Développement (CUD/Belgium).
United Nations Population Fund Fellowship in Demographic studies (2001-2003), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
National Fellowship program (1996-2001), Ministry of Secondary and Higher Education (Burkina Faso).

Select Publications

Five selected publications from the last 3 years.

  • Munos M., Maïga A., Sawadogo-Lewis T., Wilson E., Ako O., Mkuwa S., Ngalesoni F., Brenner L. J. Matovelo D., Ouili I., Soura A., Bougma M., Sheffel A., Hobbs J. A., Walker N., (2022). The RADAR Coverage Tool: Developing a toolkit for rigorous household surveys for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health & Nutrition indicators. Global Health Action. 15(1). pp.40-48. DOI:

  • Amouzou A., Maïga A., Faye C.M., Chakwera S., Melesse D.Y., Mutua MK., Thiam S., Countdown to 2030 country collaboration on COVID-19 and Boerma T. (2022). Health service utilisation during the COVID-19 pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020: a multicountry empirical assessment with a focus on maternal, newborn and child health services. BMJ Global Health 7(5). pp.1-12. Doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-008069

  • Carter E., Maïga A., Do M., Sika G. L., Mosso R., Dosso A., Munos M. (2022). The effect of sampling health facilities on estimates of effective coverage: a simulation study. International Journal of Health Geographics. 21(20). pp. 1-15. Doi:

  • Maïga A., Amouzou A., Bagayoko M., Faye CM., Jiwani SS, Kamara D, Koroma BI., Sankoh O. (2021). Measuring coverage of maternal and child health services using routine health facility data: A Sierra Leone case study. BMC Health Services Research 21(547). pp1-12. Doi:10.1186/s12913-021-06529-7.

  • Maïga A, Jiwani SS, Mutua MK, Porth T, Taylor C, Asiki G, Melesse DY, Day C, Strong KL, Faye CM, Viswanathan K, O’Neill K, Amouzou A, Pond B, Boerma T and the Countdown to 2030 collaboration for Eastern and Southern Africa, (2019), Generating statistics from health facility data: the state of routine health information systems in Eastern and Southern Africa. BMJ Global Health, 4(5) pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001849.

Countdown to 2030 Exemplars in Global Health Maternal and Neonatal Mortality
Countdown to 2030 Phase II - Data Analysis Center & GFF Country Collaboration
Exemplar Study in Niger: In-depth Retrospective Case Study of Success Factors in the Reduction of Maternal and Neonatal Mortality.
Evaluation of a Digital Health Job Aid for Improving Maternal and Infant Care at Primary Health Care Facilities in Burkina Faso
Countdown 2030 Phase I - Regional Initiative - Strengthening analysis and evidence for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent’s Health in West and Central Africa
Real Accountability: Data Analysis For Results (RADAR)
Regional scoping study for the West Africa Capacity-building and Impact Evaluation (WACIE) Program
Improving Coverage Measurement (ICM) for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health
Understanding the Impact of Covid-19 on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health & Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Assessment of mortality data and surveillance in five West African countries