Medical & Health Sciences
Prof Joseph KAMGNO, 56 years old, is Medical Doctor from the University of Yaounde I, with a Diploma of Epidemiology from Pasteur Institute in Paris, a Master of Public Health and a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Paris VI.
He is the Founding Director of the Center for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases (CRFilMT). He is also teaching epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Yaounde I where he is Head of Department of Public Health. He started his career at the Centre Pasteur of Cameroon where he worked until 2005 when he created the CRFilMT. Within the framework of this Research Centre, he has conducted as PI several large-scale research projects including descriptive epidemiological studies, clinical trials, public health program evaluations, development of diagnostic tools and clinical impact of some infectious diseases such as onchocerciasis, loiasis and lymphatic filariasis. Joseph KAMGNO is fellow of the Cameroon Academic of Sciences. He was awarded in 2015 the Islamic Development Bank Price for Sciences and Technology in recognition of his contribution at the socioeconomic development of his home country Cameroon. His main domains of research are onchocerciasis, loaisis, lymphatic filariasis (mapping, clinical trials, diagnostic tools, and post Mass Drug Administration impact evaluation). He has also done some work in the domain of epilepsy, malaria and Soil Transmitted helminths. He is author and co-authors of 120 publications in peer review journals, his H index is 31 in 2021.