Myriam Sidibe is a public
health professional interested in working with the private sector to bring
sustainable solutions to global health issues. She is the Unilever-Lifebuoy Global Social Mission Director,
where she leads the hygiene mission in 55 countries throughout Asia, Africa,
the Middle East, and Latin America, where Lifebuoy is represented.
Myriam brings a variety of skills and experiences to the public health
world. Since 1999, she has worked
with NGOs, UN organisations, academic institutions and the private sector on
hygiene promotion programmes. Prior
to Unilever, she worked with an emergency relief organisation in Burundi, and helped set up the first public
health policies in the newly independent country of East Timor, 2002.
She holds a Doctorate in Public Health, specialising in handwashing and
behaviour change, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
(LSHTM). She comes from an
engineering background with a degree in Environmental Engineering and Water
& Environmental Management.