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Bassirou Chitou

Senior Biostatistician / M&E Specialist

Dr. Bassirou Chitou is a Senior Statistician, an M&E Expert, and an international consultant with over 20 years of international experience working closely with governments, international organizations, and the private sector.

Dr. Chitou provided technical assistance to institutions such as WHO, Morris Interactive, Phenomenome Discoveries, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United Nations Development Program in countries such as Canada, the US, Kenya, the Ivory Coast, Germany, Italy, etc.

His work focused on various evaluations, assessments, survey design & implementation, data collection tool design (household survey, Key Informant Interview, Focus Group Discussion), and cost-benefit analysis. Faculty at IPDET since 2011, Dr. Chitou has co-authored the “Sampling Guide for Development Evaluation”.

Supportive trainer Dr. Chitou helped build the technical capacity of health professionals and evaluators. He delivered seminars and workshops for groups of over 40 on data collection in the field, data analysis, data visualization and decision-making based on evidence. Dr. Chitou has been recognized by governments and higher education institutions for his technical contributions to improving public health in a resource-limited country.