Meet the Team
The COUNTDOWN Cameroon Team is split between two locations. The Yaounde team which focuses around schistosomiasis and soil transmitted helminthiasis research is under the leadership of Prof. Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté. Meanwhile, the Buea team working around onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis, is under the leadership of Prof Samuel Wanji at the University of Buea.
Prof Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté
Professor Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté is the Country Director for COUNTDOWN Cameroon research team. He has a profound knowledge and expertise in research around neglected tropical diseases, especially schistosomiasis and intestinal worms, that spans over three decades. He is the National Coordinator of Cameroon’s National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis, as well as the Director of the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology.
Paul Bruno Bidias
Alex Nguepkap Lemegne
Dr. Hermine Boukeng Jatsa
Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Research Communication and Uptake Officer
Prof. Estelle Magne Kouokam
Social Sciences Specialist
Administrative and Finance Officer
Prof. Samuel Wanji