HARUNA RASHID SESAY, Ph. D.
CITIZENSHIP: U. S. A
Office Address: Morgan State University
Key Hall, Room 161
1700 E Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD. 21251-0001
Office Telephone: (443) 885-1367
E -mail: email@example.com
Home Address: 4628 Walther Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21214
Home Phone: 410-426-2728
Biographic information: Born in Kailahun in the Eastern Province of Sierra
Leone. Attended the Kailahun Methodist Elementary School and moved to
the then Kenema Central School. He transferred to the Prince of Wales
Secondary School, Freetown, for the Junior Level West African School
Certificate and also the Advanced Level London General Certificate of
Education . He was awarded a Sierra Leone National Scholarship to study in
Britain. He returned, with the B.Sc. of the London University and the M. Sc.
Degrees of the Glasgow University, and served in the Ministry of Health in
various capacities. He obtained the Ph.D. degree from the Johns Hopkins
University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, on a
World Health Organization (WHO) Tropical Diseases Research (TDR)
Fellowship in 1989.
Dr. Sesay again returned to Sierra Leone for service in aspects of public
sector, academic, and international collaboration, in the development of the
Sierra Leone Health care system. He was the first Head of the Microbiology
Department at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences,
University of Sierra Leone. The May 1997 Military Coup D’etat, in Sierra
Leone, compelled Dr. Sesay to return to the United States in search of the
American Dream. In the United States, he has performed International
Consulting Services for institutions including the World Bank and the
United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Medical
Care Development International ( MCDI) in Washington, D. C. and also the
International Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) based in Virginia.
Before coming to Morgan, Dr Sesay was Adjunct Faculty for Immunology
and General Biology in the University of the District of Columbia,
Washington, D.C. He presently has teaching responsibility for Microbiology
and also General Biology at The Morgan State University in Baltimore
1. Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Ph. D. Infectious Disease and Immunology 1989
2. Glasgow University M. Sc. Medical Entomology 1971
3. London University B. Sc. Zoology, Botany 1968
1. Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, Biology Department. Lecturer
2. University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Adjunct Faculty 1998-1999
3. Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus.
Biology Department, Adjunct Faculty 1998
4. University of Sierra Leone. Microbiology Department,
College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences. Lecturer 1989-1997
5. National School of Nursing, Sierra Leone.
Communicable Diseases Department Guest Lecturer
University of Sierra Leone
1. University Senate: Faculty Representative 1990-1996
2. Senate Committee. Development of the
University's Mission Statement, Member 1995
3. Microbiology Department. College of Medicine
and Allied health Sciences: Head 1989 -1997
University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Basic Immunology Syllabus: Reviewer 1998
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.
1. Annual State Science Fare: Adjudicator 1999-2000
2. Biology Department. Recruitment and Retention Committee, member. 2005-
1. World Health Organization (WHO). Tropical 1983-1989
Diseases Research (TDR) Fellow: Ph.D. Program: Department
of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University
School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD.
2. Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Teaching Assistant 1989
3. Sierra Leone. National Medical Research and Ethics Committee, Chairman
4. World Health Organization (WHO) African region. Inter-Country Program
for Malaria and other Parasitic Diseases (ICP/MPD/002) Consulting Services
National Counterpart - 1973-982
5. Sierra Leone, Bumbuna Hydro-Electric project. Technical Committee
for the Draft Feasibility Report, Member 1981
6. World Health Organization (WHO)/World Bank. Feasibility Study for the
Onchocerciasis Control Program for Sierra Leone, National Counterpart
7. WHO/Geneva: Expert Advisory Panel on Vector Biology and
Control. Member - 1979-84
8. Organization of African Unity (OAU). International Scientific Council for
Trypanosomiasis Research and Control (ISCTRC). National Scientist 1974-1979
Publications and Paper Presentation at International Conference
1. Brieger WR, Sesay HR, Adesina H, Mosanya ME, Ogunlade PB, Ayodele JO,
Orisasona SA. Urban malaria treatment behavior in the context of low levels of malaria
transmission in Lagos, Nigeria, 1998: PMID: 14513932 [Pub Med]
2. Sesay, HR. and Trpis, M. Prevalence, Intensity of Infection and Endemicity of
Onchocerciasis in the Forest- Savanna mosaic Region of Sierra Leone. Acta. Leiden
1992; 60(2): 61-77.
3. Sesay, HR. and Trpis, M. Poster Presentation: ONCHO-NOW Symposium, 1989:
Recent Developments and Prospects of Control: Prevalence, Intensity of Infection and
Endemicity of Onchocerciasis in the Forest- Savanna mosaic Region of Sierra Leone.
4. Sesay, HR and Dobson, R. Mites in Scottish house dust with special emphasis on
bedding and allergic bronchial asthma, Acaralogia: 1974, 14(30, 384-392); and
Cumulated Index Medicus: 15, 2795, 1974.
Consultancies and Assignments including Reports: Health Care Program
Development, Implementation, Evaluation and Monitoring.
1. Medical Care Development International (MCDI ), Washington, DC: Planning,
Implementation and Evaluation of Developing Country Health Care Intervention
Projects, Haruna Rashid Sesay, Home Office Advisor
2. USAID-Funded Basic Support for Institutionalizing Child Survival (BASICS),
Arlington, VA and Environmental Health Program (EHP), Arlington, VA: “Rapid
Assessment, of the Lagos Urban Community Integrated Health Sector malaria control
Project, as well as fine tuning the laboratory diagnostic competence of the project
personnel”, Haruna Rashid Sesay and Pandu Wijeyaratne. Short Term Consultants,
3. World Bank (AFTH2), Washington, DC: “Sierra Leone Infectious Disease
Surveillance and Control, Impact of War and Options in the Post War Situation,” by
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Consultant,
4. World Bank (AFTH2), Washington, DC: “Guinea Population and Reproductive Health
Project, Implications of Trans-Boundary/Trans-Border Migration,” by Haruna Rashid
5. United States Agency For International Development (USAID): Environmental Health
Project: Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support, and Research, Activity Report No
55, 1999: “Implementation of a Rapid Assessment for the Malaria Control Initiative,
Community Partners for Health, Lagos, Nigeria.” Jointly prepared for the USAID
Mission to Nigeria, by BASICS and EHP (EHP Activity No. 440-C), Haruna Rashid
Pandu Wijeyaratne, Short Term Consultants, 1997
6. Sierra Leone Government. "Towards Better Health in Sierra Leone, Proposal
for Financial Assistance from the International Community,"
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Author of first draft 1995
7. Sierra Leone Government. "Guidelines for donor Agencies and
Organizations active in The Health Sector in Sierra Leone,"
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Director of Donor relations, Author 1995
8. Sierra Leone Government: Director of Donor Relations 1995-1997
9. Sierra Leone Military Forces: “Study of Public Heath Facilities
in Relation to Needs.” Haruna Rashid Sesay, Short Term Consultant, 1993
10. Sierra Leone Ore Mining Company (SIEROMCO), Mokanji: Improved design
of the Mine Hospital Medical Laboratory Services,
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Short Term Consultant. 1992
11. United Nations Development Program (UNDP). “Impact of the
Rural Water Supply Project in the Kenema District, Sierra Leone.”
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Short Term Consultant, 1990
12. Mano River Union ( Sierra Leone and Liberia), West Africa. ” Health Study
of the Mano River Basin Development Project, Implications for Health, Lake
Transportation, Tourism, and Resettlement,”
Haruna Rashid Sesay, Short Term Consultant Consultant, 1980-81
13. World Health Organization (WHO): Report on “Malaria in pregnancy:
Prevalence, anatomical site-specific parasite density and birth weight, at the Princess
Christian Maternity Hospital, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Principal Investigator 1995
14. World Health Organization (WHO): The Sierra Leone National
Anti-Malaria Strategy document development. Focal Point 1982
15. SALCOST, Sierra Leone. “ Health Impact Study,: Bumbuna, Sierra Leone,
Hydro-Electric Project,” Haruna Rashid Sesay Short Term Consultant, 1979
16. Sierra Leone National Diamond Mining Company (NDMC). Abatement of
Water-Borne Infectious Disease Threat in the Mining and Personnel
Camp Environment. Haruna Rashid Sesay, Short Term Consultant.
17. Sierra Leone Government: Medical Entomology Division:
Head and Chief Medical Entomologist. 1972-95
Sierra Leone Government/World Bank/International Cooperation in the
Development of the Health Care System.(1992-1997).
1. African Development Bank (ABD), Abidjan, Ivory Coast: Negotiation of
the Sierra Leone Health Sector Support Credit.
Team Member, and Director of Donor Relations. 1996
2. Sierra Leone Government: Integrated Health Sector Development Project
Implementation Plan document development, Team member and focal point 1996
3. World Bank, Washington, DC: Final Negotiations of the
Sierra Leone Integrated Health Sector Investment Credit.
Team Member and Director of Donor Relations. 1996.
Technical Committee Member and Team Leader. 1996
4. Sierra Leone Health Sector: Second Social Sectors Donor Round Table
Conference for International Support, Coordinator 1996
5. Sierra Leone Government: Health Sector Development Policy Document
Preparation, Technical Committee Member and Team Leader. 1995
7. World Bank, Washington, DC: First Negotiations of the
Sierra Leone Integrated Health Sector Investment Credit.
Team Member and Director of Donor Relations. 1995
6. Sierra Leone Government: Development of the first “Sierra Leone
National Health Sector Action Plan (NHAP),” Project Coordinator
7. United nations Development Program (UNDP): First Social Sectors Donor
Round Table Conference for International Support to the Sierra Leone Health
and Education Sectors, Health Sector Team Member. 1995
8. Sierra Leone Government: Development of the first “Sierra Leone National
Health Sector Policy (NHP).” Task Force Member, and Focal Point.