Charlemagne Marie Ouedraogo
Charlemagne Ouedraogo is a renowned women’s health physician at University hospital Yalgado of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso). Areas of expertise include maternal mortality in West African, development of standards and protocols for reproductive health, task shifting, factors associated with preterm birth, Cesarean birth outcomes, and financial barriers to EmOC and family planning. He was formerly maternity department head and implemented EmONC across the district. He was a pillar of the AQUASOU project in Ouagadougou, and with the support of partners (IMT, IRD, E&P) established a cost-sharing system to reduce financial barriers to access to EmONC and improve community participation. This work was the subject of several scientific publications to which he was associated. After 10 years of experience in the health district, he joined the University Hospital as head of family planning service. His expertise has enabled him to be asked by various agencies, including receiving the medal of the Legion of Honour of the Republic on the personal reserve of the French president to congratulate his commitment to maternal health.