Dr Sodiomon Bienvenu Sirima, MD, PhD
Groupe de Recherche Action en Santé, Burkina Faso
Sodiomon Bienvenu Sirima, is an expert on clinical trials and is one of the African pioneer in ICH-GCP implemented Malaria vaccine trials. He is holding a Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery (MD), a Bachelor Socio-anthropology (BA) and a PhD in epidemiology.
In his career Dr Sirima served successively as district medical officer in a remote area of Burkina Faso, Head of Research and training Department Of National Malaria Research and training Center (Centre National de Recherche et de Formation sur le Paludisme Ouagadougou (CNRFP)) and as Executive Director of this center from 2010 to 2016.
Since 2016 Dr Sirima is the scientific Director of the Groupe de Recherche Action en Santé, Ouagadougou, in Burkina Faso, an independent, local, non-governmental research center founded in 2008 an actively partnering with the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Science and Technology of Burkina Faso.
During these last 25 years Sodiomon B. SIRIMA has led more than thirty epidemiological and community-based studies and more than fifteen ICH-GCP compliant clinical trials. These studies have generated over 165 scientific publications and led to a significant policy changes in malaria control strategies. At Burkina Faso level, he is one of the key opinion leaders in the malaria field. He has served and continue to serve in many African, European, American and or international Organization experts committees/boards.
Current research projects include Typhoid, Schistosomiasis, shigella and malaria vaccines and, drug clinical trials.