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Abdoulaye Maïga, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E5614
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Université catholique de Louvain, 2016
MA, University of Yaoundé II, 2003
BA, Université de Ouagadougou, 1999


I have experience in both program evaluation and coverage measurement focusing on maternal, neonatal and child health. Before working at Johns Hopkins University as faculty member, I had professional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa setting. As part of my work and research, I conducted or have been involved in developing coverage tools and implementing evaluation programs to improve health interventions in developing countries. My interests also led me to carry out evidence-based research on social changes or the relationships between demographic features (poverty, migration) and health outcomes. On the whole, the aim of my research is to contribute to improve health program planning and evaluation in high-burden countries.

Honors and Awards

Fellowship in Demographic and population Studies (2011-2015), Université catholique de Louvain (UCL/Belgium).

Fellowship in Reproductive Health (2007), Commission Universitaire pour le Développement (CUD/Belgium).

United Nations Population Fund Fellowship in Demographic studies (2001-2003), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

National Academic Fellowship (1996-2001), Ministry of Secondary and Higher Education (Burkina Faso).

  • Health programs
  • Evaluation
  • Maternal and child issues
  • Demography
  • Poverty
  • Developing countries

Five selected publications from the last 3 years.

  • Carvajal-Velez L., Amouzou A., Perin J., Maïga A., Tarekegn H., Akinyemi A., Shiferaw S., Young M., Bryce J., and Newby H., (2016), Diarrhea management in children under five in sub-Saharan Africa: does the source of care matter? A Countdown analysis. BMC Public Health. pp. 1-14. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3475-1.
  • Maïga A., and Bocquier Ph., (2016), Dynamiques urbaines et santé des enfants en Afrique subsaharienne : Perspectives théoriques. African Population Studies, 30(1). pp. 2213-2226. DOI:
  • Munos M., Guiella G., Roberton T., Maïga A., Tiendrebeogo A., Tam Y., Bryce J., and Baya B., (2016), Independent Evaluation of the Rapid Scale-Up Program to Reduce Under-Five Mortality in Burkina Faso. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 94(3). pp. 584-595. DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0585.
  • Maïga A., Hounton S., Amouzou A., Akinyemi A., Shiferaw S., Baya B., Bahan D., Barros AJD., Walker N., and Friedman H., (2015), Trends and patterns of modern contraceptive use and relationships with high-risk births and child mortality in Burkina Faso. Global Health Action, 8(29736). pp. 21-34. DOI:
  • Munos M., Mullany L., Maïga A., Baya B., and Bryce J., (2014), Coverage and determinants of newborn feeding practices in rural Burkina Faso. Journal of Perinatology, 34(5). pp. 369-374. DOI: 10.1038/jp.2014.13.