Placide Tapsoba, MD, MPH, lately served the Susan T. Buffett Foundation as the Regional Advisor for Francophone and West Africa. Prior to that he was the Country Director for the Population Council in Ghana and a Senior Associate for their Reproductive Health Program. Dr. Tapsoba is a Medical Doctor with public health training who has amassed considerable experience in Sub-Saharan Africa working with policy decision-makers, traditional and religious leaders, and communities in addressing sensitive public health issues including sexual and reproductive health and rights.