Dr. Shekou M. Sesay
Dr. Shekou M. Sesay is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Mama-Pikin Foundation. He is a pediatrician who was born in the US and spent his childhood in Sierra Leone.
He returned to the US in 1995 and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland at College Park. He received his Medical and Public Health Degrees at the Morehouse School of Medicine and also completed Pediatric and Preventive Medicine Residencies at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Sesay has done work at the World Health Organization in Geneva and with Care International in Sierra Leone. He has worked previously as a consultant in the Special Baby Care Unit at the Ola During Children’s Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone and as a hospitalist for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital.
Dr. Sesay is Owner and Executive Medical Director at Peachtree Pediatric Urgent Care in Suwanee, Georgia. Dr. Sesay co-founded The Mama-Pikin Foundation with his wife Dr. Fatu Forna Sesay, in 2008. Dr. Sesay and Dr. Forna Sesay have four children and currently live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Fatu Forna Sesay
Dr. Fatu Forna Sesay is Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of The Mama-Pikin Foundation. She is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and writer who was born in Sierra Leone and moved to the US as a child. She received her undergraduate degree from Florida A&M University, her Medical Degree from Duke University School of Medicine, her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Emory University School of Medicine.
She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Forna Sesay has served as Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Health for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, as Chief of Women’s Services for Kaiser Permanente in Georgia, and as a Medical Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has worked in many countries around the world and is an international expert on reproductive and maternal health issues.
Dr. Forna Sesay is a passionate advocate for the reproductive health of young women, and the author of the book “From your doctor to you. What every teenage girl should know about her body, sex, STDs and contraception.”