Elhadji Dagobi Abdoua has a university diploma in literary studies (DUEL) and a bachelor’s degree at the Abdou Moumouni University in Niamey, in October 1987, a master’s degree in sociology of rural development and a diploma of in-depth studies (DEA) ) in social sciences from the National University of Côte d’Ivoire (Abidjan) in December 1991, and a doctorate in anthropology and ethnology from the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS) in Marseille (France) since April 2010. He is a teacher-researcher at the Abdou Moumouni University of Niamey (since March 2015), and scientific director of LASDEL from January 2015 to January 2020. His background in the field of maternal and adolescent health is as follows:

– Researcher member of the team of the “Health, Education and Community Integration Program: Evidence-based Strategies to increase equity, integration and effectiveness of reproductive health services for poor communities in sub-Saharan Africa Integrate” (INTHEC) (2010-2013), then coordinator of this same program, from 2013 to 2015;

– Coordinator of the “Teenage girls program” Burkinatarey Bayrey / Ilimin Zaman Dunia ”(2013);

– Coordinator of the “Maternal and Adolescent Health Program in West Africa: for reforms rooted in reality” (since 2015);

He is also Coordinator of the LASDEL Summer University since 2016 and member of the organizing team of the LASDEL Professional School of Socio-Anthropology of Health (since 2015).

His areas of scientific interest include health, governance, knowledge transfer to enhance the health and well-being of populations. His publications include qualitative work on the reproductive health of adolescents and young people in the health districts of Aguié and Say, as well as more general work on the behaviours of agents and their interactions with populations, in the delivery of public services, including health care.