Health is a major concern for Awa Marie Coll-Seck. Professor of Medicine, it turned to the general public of Senegal by its union demands for better working conditions and social medical profession. The Minister of Health and Social Action was from 1984, the first Senegalese Associate Medical specialist in infectious and tropical diseases. This aggregation, she was the Head of Department of Infectious Diseases at the University Hospital Center of Fann.
Awa Marie Coll-Seck has also built its expertise from the university hospitals of Paris and Lyon. Expertise from which she has produced over 150 publications and scientific papers on malaria and HIV / AIDS, measles, tetanus, typhoid, tuberculosis. This resume is high on the international positions she occupied in the UN system including UNAIDS in Switzerland. Awa Marie Coll-Seck occupies the second time the chair of the Department of Health. She had shown her talent manager from 2001 to 2003 under the regime of Abdoulaye Wade, after which she worked at the World Health Organization. She has won the trust of President Macky Sall since it could withstand various cabinet reshuffles. Awa Marie Coll-Seck again holds the position of Minister of Health and Social Action on 4 April 2012.