Gaston  Sorgho

Gaston Sorgho

Practice Manager, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank

Gaston Sorgho is the World Bank Group's Practice Manager overseeing health, nutrition, and population programs in West Africa. A medical doctor with a Master of Public Health from the University of Amsterdam and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health, Gaston joined the World Bank in 1999. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively in Africa, including as a Senior Public Health Specialist in the country offices of Cote d'Ivoire and Mali. He also taught health sector reform and Results Based Financing courses at the World Bank Institute (WBI) in Washington, D.C. from 2005 to 2009, covering Africa, Europe, and Asia. Gaston served as Country Manager in Mauritania from 2014 to 2016.

Prior to joining the World Bank, he held various positions at the Ministry of Health in Burkina Faso for over 15 years.