Shrinking the Malaria Map

UCSF Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Cara Smith Gueye

Cara Smith Gueye, PhD, MPH, is the Associate Director of Namibia Country Programs at the UCSF Global Health Group's Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI). Cara manages the MEI portfolio of work in Namibia, with a focus on operational research for surveillance, and support to the entomology and vector control unit of the National Vector-borne Disease Control Program of Namibia (NVDCP).

On these projects, Cara works closely with the NVDCP, the University of Namibia, and serves on the management team of the UCSF local affiliate office, UC Global Programs for Research and Training, Namibia. Cara also provides strategic and technical support to the Elimination 8 initiative in Southern Africa. Prior to managing the Namibia portfolio, Cara managed the malaria elimination case study series and supported regional elimination initiatives in the Asia Pacific and southern Africa regions.

In the years prior to joining the Global Health Group, Cara spent two years with an environmental NGO in California and four years in Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar as a Peace Corps Volunteer and working for a for-profit development organization on a maternal and child health initiative.