Dr. Ali Sie obtained his MD degree in 1998 at Ouagadougou University and completed his PhD training in clinical epidemiology at Heidelberg University/Germany. He started his career in 1999 by first working in Banfora’s regional hospital, Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso as a Clinician for five (5) years until his transfer in 2004 as a research Fellow to develop the clinical research at Nouna Health Research Centre (CRSN). He has been appointed as Head of Research and Training Unit in 2005 before leading the CRSN as Director since 2007. Since 2004 he has been instrumental for the implementation of a sustainable clinical setting in Nouna hospital for clinical research. His main research area is epidemiology and clinical trials of infectious diseases.