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PAMJ Editorial Staff


Raoul, Kamadjeu

Raoul Kamadjeu (PAMJ)

Managing editor - Kenya

Raoul Kamadjeu is a physician, co-founder of the Pan African Medical Journal. He is driven in all his projects by a simple motto - Start small, but think big..! - He got his doctorate in Medicine in Cameroon and completed his MPH in Belgium (ULB). He experienced the broad spectrum of public health practice, from the district in Cameroon to international arenas with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He worked with CDC from 2004 to 2006 as Public Health Informatics Fellow and from 2007 to 2014 as medical epidemiologist. His expertise spans across fields as varied as epidemiology, biostatistics, informatics, communication, computer programming and project management. Raoul is a research junky and a keen supporter of the Open Access movement in science. He thinks Africa as a major beneficiary of OA should also become a major contributor. When he is not working (this is rare), he indulges various hobbies like being surrounded by loved ones, music, movies, books and sport.
editor@panafrican-med-journal.com
Landry, Tsague

Landry Tsague (PAMJ)

Managing Editor - Senegal

Landry is a co-founder of PAMJ. He strongly believes in the potential of Open Access Medical Publishing to accelerate access to knowledge and foster experience sharing among medical and public health professionals in developing countries, while bridging the information gap between developing countries and the rest of the World. PAMJ was created to leverage this potential. Landry is a Medical Doctor and Global Health Expert trained in Cameroon; he holds a Masters Degree in Global Health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Landry has been working in the field of HIV&AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs for the past 12 years, both at home (Ministry of Health and National AIDS Control Committee in Cameroon) and internationally in Rwanda, Zambia, and the 24 countries in West and Central Africa Region. His interests include maternal and child health, adolescent health and development, elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, health system strengthening, leadership development, scientific writing, and m-health innovations. Landry has co-authored over 15 manuscripts in the field of HIV, and received awards for his contributions to the global agenda for the elimination of mother-to-child Transmission of HIV (International Aids Society Young Investigator, 2005; New Investigator in Global Health, 2006; Shepard Award for Scientific Merit, 2007; Social Innovation for Public Health Impulse, 2014). He enjoys most the time spent with friends and his family.
landry.tsague@panafrican-med-journal.com
Mariette Gaelle, Manifo

Mariette Gaelle Manifo (PAMJ)

Admin and finance - Cameroon

Mariette Gaelle Manifo is finance assistant and sales representative of PAMJ Cameroon Office. She is responsible for liaising with authors and partners on all financial matters. She owns a Master in Management and Marketing from Sup De Co - Higher Institute of Business (Yaounde). She has done several internships in finance and management in different high profile companies in Cameroon.
sales-service@panafrican-med-journal.com
Olivia, Tsague

Olivia Tsague (PAMJ)

Editor - Cameroon

Olivia Tsague is one of the editors of Panafrican Medical Journal.She has a bachelors degree and Master's degree in public health obtained respectively from the Higher Institute of Medical Technology and the Catholic University of Cameroon in public health. She carries out the editing, formatting and preparation for review of papers submitted to PAMJ. In her free time, Olivia spent time with friends and likes watching new about health in Africa .
olivia.tsague@panafrican-med-journal.com
Audrey , Kenni

Audrey Kenni (PAMJ)

Assistant editor - Cameroon

Audrey Kenni, is a Law graduate of the Douala University in Cameroon, She is now Editor Assistant at PAMJ, where she carries out the pre production materials i.e editing, formatting and preparation for review of papers submitted to PAMJ as well as the post production of those submissions. She first made several interships in journalism in many radios in Cameroon.
audrey.kenni@panafrican-med-journal.com
Serge Thierry, Fokam

Serge Thierry Fokam (PAMJ)

Assistant Editor - Cameroon

Serge Thierry graduated from the School of Health Sciences (Catholic University of Central Africa) with a Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology Option. Previously, he also graduated from the University of Yaounde I, with a Master's degree in Chemistry. He has participated as an investigator in the study EIGHT (INSERM). International conferences and scientific seminars are of great importance to him. He is actually an Assistant Editor at PAMJ. His favorite hobbies are Scrabble game, listen to the (world and reggae) music.
Thierry.fokam@panafrican-med-journal.com
Emmanuelle, Njankou

Emmanuelle Njankou (PAMJ)

Assistant Editor - Cameroon

Emmanuelle Njankou is graduated from the Higher Institute of Medical Technology with a Bachelor degree in public health. She did several nursing internships at various health district hospitals in Douala (Cameroon) and is enthusiastically embracing a career in biomedical publishing with PAMJ Cameroon office. Actually, she is incharge of PAMJ-Conference Proceedings which is a publication of PAN African Medical Journal. She has as hobbies travelling, music, reading articles of public health.
emmanuelle.njankou@panafrican-med-journal.com
Daniela, Triulzi

Daniela Triulzi (PAMJ)

Medical Translator - Italy

Daniela is a qualified and certified medical translator with 22 years experience. She has been working as translator and proofreader for private firms and medical journals since 1998. She graduated in Foreign Languages from the University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan with a specialization in Public Relations. She furthermore holds three post-graduate specializations (2003-2011) including International Masters Degree in Medical Translation from the Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori, Pescara, Translation for Publishing Houses from the Langue & Parole Formazione, Milan and Press Office and Media Relations from the Business School IL SOLE 24 ORE , Milan. Her areas of expertise include medical questionnaires, clinical trials, patient information leaflets, pharmaceutical product profiles, medical case reports, abstracts, recommendations, manuscripts, pharmaceutical regulations.
daniela.triulzi@gmail.com
Grace, Mungai

Grace Mungai (PAMJ)

Assistant editor - Kenya

Grace is an assistant editor at the Pan African Medical Journal Kenyan office. She carries out post submission quality control checks, pre-publication as well as post-publication processing of articles submitted to PAMJ. She holds a degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. In 2015, she did Internship programs at the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of the National Government, Kenya and in 2016 she worked part-time at Second Hand Kenya, an online company where she used to review and publish posted advertisements. She is enthusiastic and believes in being dependable in handling tasks assigned to her. She is the head of the Kenyan editorial team.
grace.mungai@panafrican-med-journal.com
Winnie, Mwema

Winnie Mwema (PAMJ)

Assistant editor - Kenya

Winnie Mwema carries out quality control and pre-publication processing at PAMJ. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. She believes in hardwork, diligence and being organised. During her free time, Winnie loves socializing, listening to cool music and reading.
winnie.mwema@panafrican-med-journal.com
Jean Claude, Katte

Jean Claude Katte (PAMJ-CM)

Scientific editor (clinical medicine) - Cameroon

Jean-Claude Katte is a medical doctor and a research officer. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon with a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. He worked as a Medical Officer from 2011 to 2014 pioneering the creation of the Diabetes and Hypertension Treatment Center of the Bafoussam Regional Hospital. He currently works has a research assistant in an independent research organization. His areas of expertise include primary diabetes care with a strong interest in public and global health. He is a Young Physician Leader (YPL) 2016 Fellow of the InterAcademy Partnership/The World Academy of Sciences. He loves scientific writing and seeks to promote scientific writing and excellence among young health professionals in Africa. Hobbies include playing piano, music and reading.
jckatte@panafrican-med-journal.com
Luchuo Engelbert, Bain

Luchuo Engelbert Bain (PAMJ)

Scientific Editor (Research) - Netherlands

Luchuo is a public health physician, bioethicist, and researcher in innovation in global health. He earned an MD degree in general medicine from the Faculty of medicine and biomedical sciences of the University of Yaounde 1 in Cameroon (2009), a Master of Public Health Degree (MPH - Epidemiology) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2013), a Master of Bioethics (Clinical and Research Ethics) from KU Leuven in Belgium (2015), and an executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA, strategic human resources management) from the Universidad Internacional de la Rioja in Spain (2019). Luchuo holds a PhD in transdisciplinary global health solutions (2020) from the Athena Institute for Research on Innovation and Communication in the Health and Life Sciences of the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, in the Netherlands and the Bordeaux Population Health Research institute (ISPED) of the University of Bordeaux in France. He has clinical and research expertise in HIV and TB medicine, health systems research, and adolescent sexual reproductive health and rights. Since July 2020, Luchuo is a Research Fellow in Global Health with the Lincoln International Institute for Rural Health (LIIRH), of the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, and a visiting scientist with the Infectious Diseases in Lower Income Countries (IDLIC) Team, Inserm, Bordeaux Population Health Research Centre, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.
luchuo.bain@panafrican-med-journal.com
Brunhilda, Tambe

Brunhilda Tambe (PAMJ)

Assistant Editor, Social Media - Cameroon

Brunhilda Tambe carries out social media management, quality control, and pre-publication processing at PAMJ. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with Journalism and Public Relations from the Cameroon Christian University Institute (CCUI) Bali, Cameroon. Brunhilda has done internships on writing, broadcasting, communications officer, voluntary work with the District Hospital Limbe, Cameroon; has also completed an online course "Editorial Processes for Journal Editors" with INASP and is gradually embracing a career in health Journalism. She is open minded, positive thinker, loves to travel, read, loves good music as well as sings them and has a general interest in fine arts.
brunhilda.tambe@panafrican-med-journal.com
Natacha Laetitia, Amana

Natacha Laetitia Amana (PAMJ)

Assistant Editor - Cameroon

Natacha Laetitia Amana graduated from the University of Yaounde 1 with a Bachelors degree in Bilingual letters. She supports the editorial office and the PAMJ Conference Proceedings activities in post-submission quality control checks, pre-publication processing and post-publication processing. She has done several internships in the marketing field that boosted her communication and interaction skills. She is enthusiastic, has the will to learn and believes in giving the best when assigned a task to carry out. Her favorite hobbies are travelling, listening to music and singing.
natacha.amana@panafrican-med-journal.com
Marie Paule, Adamou

Marie Paule Adamou (PAMJ)

Assistant Editor - Cameroon

Marie Paule Atalmbah A. is graduate in Publishing from the Advanced School of Mass Media and Communication (ASMAC) Yaounde, Cameroon. She has been into communication in the field of publishing, especially, documentation, text reviewing and writing. She works as an Editor in charge of postproduction at Panafrican Medical Journal Cameroon and has as hobbies reading and traveling.
paule.adamou@panafrican-med-journal.com
Simomia, Mbowen

Simomia Mbowen (PAMJ)

Assistant editor - Cameroon

Leslie Simomia has a Bachelor degree in biochemistry and a Masters degree in public health obtained from the Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda and the Catholic University of Central Africa respectively. She has a growing experience in public health practices from doing internships in districts, regional levels and with private consulting public health firms. She believes very much in the concept of independence and is very passionate of the medical field and scientific writing; she has attended various health seminars/conferences and scientific writing workshops. Leslie is currently an assistant editor at Pan African Medical Journal in charge of pre-publication processing of articles and equally post production of articles. Very enthusiastic when it comes to work and gives the very best she can offer. Her hobbies are travelling, dancing, spending time with family/friends and reading.
simomia.mbowen@panafrican-med-journal.com
Ignatius, Esene, MD, PhD, MPH

Ignatius Esene, MD, PhD, MPH (PAMJ)

Science editor - Cameroon

Dr Ignatius Esene is Consultant Neurosurgeon and Global Health Physician passionately advocating for Research Equity in Neurosciences. He holds a double Masters (Public Health and Neurosurgery/Neurology) , Double Doctorate Degrees (General Medicine and Neurological Surgery) and Many Post-Graduate Diplomas/Certificates. He is Currently the Chair of Young African Neurosurgeons Forum, Co-Chair the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' (WFNS) Young Neurosurgeons Forum, Research Equity Lead for WFNS Global Neurosurgery Committee and Member of WFNS Ethics Committee. Core Interests: Research Methods, Neuro-Oncology, Neurotrauma, Neurovascular diseases, Hydrocephalus.
ignatius.esene@panafrican-med-journal.com
Babasola, Olugasa

Babasola Olugasa (PAMJ-OH)

Scientific editor - Nigeria

Babasola Olugasa is a public health veterinarian with specialty in spatio-temporal epidemiology. He bagged Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (1995); MSc (1999) and PhD (2006) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has been teaching, researching, and practicing human-animal disease surveillance and control for 21 years at the Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Ibadan. In 2003 - 2004 he was a MacArthur Fellow and Visiting Scientist to the Centre for Food Security and Public Health, Iowa State University, Ames, USA - a CDC Centre of Excellence in Veterinary Medicine and Zoonoses. He was appointed Principal Investigator and pioneer Director, Centre for Control and Prevention of Zoonoses (CCPZ), University of Ibadan in 2012. He is a honorary diplomate of the American Veterinary Epidemiology Society and incumbent secretary, Society for Rabies in West Africa (RIWA) - a one health forum.
babasola.olugasa@one-health.panafrican-med-journal.com
Jean Jacques, Noubiap

Jean Jacques Noubiap (PAMJ)

Scientific editor (Clinical Research) - Australia

Jean Jacques is a specialist physician and researcher from Cameroon. His main qualifications include a Doctor of Medicine degree (2011, University of Yaoundé I, in Cameroon), a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Investigation (2013, New York University School of Medicine, USA), a Diploma in Internal Medicine (2016, College of Medicine of South Africa), a Master of Medicine (2019, University of Cape Town) and a Fellowship of the College of Physicians of South Africa (2019, College of Medicine of South Africa). Jean Jacques is mainly interested in the epidemiology and genetics of cardiovascular risk factors and diseases, especially in African populations. Other research interests include the genetics of hearing impairment, the interplay between infectious and cardiovascular diseases, and access to health care. Between 2014 and 2020, he has co-authored more than two hundred publications mostly on cardiovascular diseases. He received an International Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in 2018. He is a co-Principal Investigator in few research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA), the Wellcome Trust (UK) and the World Heart Federation. He is a Global Burden of Disease study collaborator and a World Heart Federation Emerging Leader (2019).
jjnoubiap@panafrican-med-journal.com
Kelvin, Nderitu

Kelvin Nderitu (PAMJ)

Editorial staff - Kenya

Kelvin Muchiri is an assistant editor at the Pan African Medical Journal, Kenyan office. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. He is keen on precision and accuracy of all the articles forwarded to this prestigious journal. Among the duties assigned to him include: quality control of manuscripts, processing of manuscripts, prompt communication with the authors of individual manuscripts either by email or telephone and any other duty as assigned.
kelvin.Nderitu@panafrican-med-journal.com
Gladwel, Muthoni

Gladwel Muthoni (PAMJ)

Editorial Intern - Kenya

Gladwel Muthoni is an assistant editor at Pan African Medical, Kenyan office. She holds a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya. Her core duties include but not limited to post-publication processing of articles published to PAMJ. She prioritises her duties with precision and accuracy that is required of a prestigious journal as Pan African Medical Journal.
gladwel.muthoni@panafrican-med-journal.com
Jaja, Chinwe

Jaja Chinwe (PAMJ)

Scientific Editor - South Africa

Dr Chinwe Iwu-Jaja is a Pharmacist and a Public Health researcher with vast experience in conducting life sciences, clinical, and health systems research. Chinwe has experience in scientific writing and has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed Journals including the PAMJ. Over the years, she has also developed her skills in synthesizing research evidence in the form of systematic reviews, scoping reviews, evidence summaries, issue briefs, and policy briefs. She is currently based in South Africa where she is undergoing her post-doctoral research fellowship in Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr Iwu-Jaja´s research interests include access to medicines /medicines management, supply chain management, infectious disease epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, and vaccinology.
chinwe.jaja@panafrican-med-journal.com
Valirie, Ndip

Valirie Ndip (PAMJ)

Scientific Editor - Cameroon

Valirie (Agbor) Ndip is a Global Health Epidemiologist from Cameroon. He obtained his MD degree in 2015 from the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon and an MSc in Global Health Science and Epidemiology from the University of Oxford. He has four years of experience as a general practitioner in Cameroon and five years of experience in population health research. His research interest involves using traditional epidemiological methods and genetic epidemiology (such as Mendelian randomisation) to understand the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in low- and middle-income countries. He also has research expertise in infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and other chronic non-communicable diseases like obesity and depression. He has published severally in international peer-reviewed journals. Alongside research and work, Valirie enjoys listening to music, dancing, playing the piano, and watching soccer.
valirie.ndip@panafrican-med-journal.com
Amina, Ismail

Amina Ismail (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Kenya

Versatile Technical Director versed in assessing challenges, resolving problems and implementing plans to mitigate risk and technical obstacles. Bringing over 15 years of experience and expertise in immunization. Experienced Technical Director successful at coordinating department activities in support of health team success. Bringing strategic planning, coordination and partnership abilities as well as deep understanding of the industry and advanced proficiency in relevant computer apps. Talented Technical Director highly effective at liaising between departments to provide expert technical advice for all areas of operations. Industrious and forward-thinking professional with 25 years in public health. Enthusiastic public health professional eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of immunization program and universal health coverage/primary health care and training in community development. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in public health.
Contact Amina Ismail
Adrienne T, Hunter

Adrienne T Hunter (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Sierra Leone

Dr. Adrienne T. Hunter has spent the bulk of her career in the biomedical informatics and digital healthcare realm for global health systems strengthening and disease surveillance. She holds a Doctor of Health Administration in Information Systems (Medical University of South Carolina), MSc in Biomedical & Health Informatics (University of Iowa), and a BSc in Computer Science (Spelman College). She is a former health informatics scientist at the CDC and has held analytical roles in some of America's top corporations and hospital settings. Also a published author, as an advisor, her recent international medical and clinical contributions have been in China, Guatemala, Morocco, Haiti, India, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Africa.
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Claude, Ngwayu Nkfusai

Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

I am a highly talented results-oriented individual. Trained Epidemiologis with interest in: fight against HIV/AIDS and TB, Maternal and Child Health, Health Systems Strengthening, Fight against Malaria and NTDs, Impact Evaluation, qualitative and quantitative analysis and monitoring and evaluation. Resourceful, flexible, team work oriented, good organisational skills, resilient, capable of working in diverse cultural settings and under tension and always willing to learn. Professionally proficient in English and French languages. Have co-authored over 55 scientific publications in international peer review journals. I have expertise in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning and research methods. Currently a PhD Fellow in Public Health in the University of Kwazulu Nathal, Durban South Africa and also currently work as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager with Impact Sante Afrique
Contact Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai
Hassen, Ibn Hadj Amor

Hassen Ibn Hadj Amor (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Tunisia

Dr Hassen is the head of the Department of Cardiology, Taher Sfar University Hospital, University of Monastir.
Contact Hassen Ibn Hadj Amor
Nestor, Bationo

Nestor Bationo (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Burkina Faso

Assistant de recherche à l'Institut de Formation et de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé et de l'Education (IFRISSE), au Burkina-Faso. Titulaire d'un Master de recherche en santé de la reproduction, d'une licence en Psychologie et d'une licence en Science politique. Je suis actuellement candidat au doctorat en santé publique (PhDc). Je suis chargé de cours à l'IFRISSE, à l'Ecole Nationale de Santé Publique (ENSP) et à l'Université Joseph ki-ZERBO, au Burkina-Faso. Mes travaux de recherche portent sur la santé de la mère et de l'enfant, les méthodes de planification familiale, la revue systématique et les méthodes mixtes.
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Ojo, Agunbiade

Ojo Agunbiade (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Ojo Melvin Agunbiade holds a BSc., and MSc., in Sociology and Anthropology from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He earned his PhD in Health Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Thereafter, he received a Master of Science Degree in Gerontology from the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom. In 2004, he joined the services of the Obafemi Awolowo University and rose through the ranks to become a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. His research interests are within the broad field of Sociology of Health in Later Life. From his doctoral research to date, his research interests have revolved around the Ageing, the African traditional medical system, sexual and reproductive health, vulnerability and social protection in later life. Melvin has substantial expertise and experience in mixed methods research and qualitative methodology. His epistemological position is that mixed method designs are critical and closer to achieving contextual understanding and theorisation of social realities.
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Tarek Tawfik ,  Amin

Tarek Tawfik Amin (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Egypt

Professor of public health and epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, MD in Public Health, Master of Pediatrics, medical educator for more than 25 years, rapporteur of the national population council, Cairo, Egypt (2016-2018), Head of Research Dept. at the Military College of Medicine (2018-2019), Head of Family and Community Medicine Department at College of Medicine,, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia (2004-2012), Principal investigators for the National Tuberculosis Program and HIV/AIDS Program, Egypt (2014-2017). Member of the Asian Pacific Organization for Cancer prevention and Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Training, reviewer at several international peer reviewed journals with more the 70 publications in peer reviewed journals. Research methodology and bio-statistics are the main field. Interested in researches tackling cancer prevention, physical activity, Nutrition, non-communicable diseases, HIV/AIDS, STDs, Tuberculosis, Medical Education, Psychiatric and mental health, and youth health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/tarek%20tawfik.amin.1/bibliography/public/
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Lubega , Martin

Lubega Martin (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Uganda

Lubega Martin is a Nurse Practitioner, Educationist, Researcher and multi award-winning author. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing with several other trainings in human and health care research. He is the Author of My Pregnancy, A pregnancy guide for all women. This book has won him national and international awards like Social innovation in Health Award by the Social Innovation in Health Initiative Hub in Uganda. He is also the Winner of the International Students´ Project for Health by the The Network TUFH and FAIMER. He is also the author of Living with Diabetes, a healthy perspective; a hand book for patients with Type 2 Diabetes. He is the Deputy Principal at Wakiso Comprehensive Institute of Health Sciences.
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Francky Teddy, Endomba

Francky Teddy Endomba (PAMJ)

Associate editor - France

Dr Francky Teddy Endomba is a Cameroonian medical doctor graduated from the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon). After obtaining his medical degree, he followed an internship in Internal Medicine in the same faculty during three years. He is currently pursuing an internship in Psychiatry, with a subspecialized training in Sleep Medicine, at the University of Burgundy (France). Concomitantly, he is a candidate for a master in Neurosciences at the University of Franche-Comté (France). He assumes a role of research assistant in the Health Economics and Policy Research and Evaluation for Development Results Group (HEREG) based in Cameroon. As a passionate researcher, Dr Endomba contributed so far in more than twenty publications and made about five congress presentations pertaining to internal medicine and psychiatry. He has also been invited as a reviewer by numerous scientific journals. In the field of mental health, he has a particular interest regarding the interaction between mental health disorders and somatic disturbances (especially cardiometabolic ones), sleep medicine (especially chronobiology) and brain stimulation.
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Ghassen , Tlili

Ghassen Tlili (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Tunisia

I am consultant urologist at Urology department of University hospital Sahloul , Tunisia and associate professor at Faculty of Medicine Ibn Al Jazzar , Sousse University
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Abdurrahman , Abdulkadir

Abdurrahman Abdulkadir (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Abdurrahman Abdulkadir graduated with MBBS from Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. He is a lecturer at the Department of Anatomy, College of Health Sciences, Federal University Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Nigeria. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He is passionate about clinical and experimental research.
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Premanand , Menon Ponoth

Premanand Menon Ponoth (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Kenya

Dr.Premanand Ponoth is the Prof & Chief of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at The Karen Hospital, Nairobi since 2017. During his tenure he has established the department with referrals from the whole of Kenya, and East Africa. He also functions as the Deputy Programme Director of COSECSA at the Karen Hospital. He has more than 70 presentations and more than 50 publications in various international forums, including a book chapter. He is life member of India Medical Association, Association of Surgeons of India, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of India. Likewise, he is Fellow of College of Chest Physicians of India, Australian Medical Association, Fellow of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India, Australian Cardiothoracic Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (USA), Editorial Advisory Member of the Indian Journal of Extra Corporeal Technology (1993-95). Dr.Premanand Ponoth is Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians(FCCP), Fellow of International College of Angiology(FICA), Fellow of the International College of Surgeons(FICS), Fellow of the American college of surgeons(FACS), Fellow of American College of Cardiology(FACC). He is editorial board members of many journals, Viz. Journal of Cardiology Therapy, Pharmacologic (Pharmacologia.co.uk), Review Editor of Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Member of Editorial Board Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery (JCMS), Speciality Medical Dialogue(e -medical newsletter), Journal of Kenya Association of Physicians.(JOKAP), EC Cardiology(www.ecronicon.com), Archives of Medical and Clinical Case Report (AMCCR), Iberoamerican Journal of Medicine (iberoamericanjm), Archives of Respiratory Research, Current Trends in Medical and Clinical Case Reports, Current Clinical Pharmacology. Dr.Ponoth has received Health excellence Award 2014- Best cardiac surgeon in Chennai, India (Worldwide ACHIEVERS) and Vocational Excellence Award 2015-Rotary International Dist. 3230: Chennai (India). Leading health professionals of the world-2009(International Biographical Centre -Cambridge, England). He is also the Visiting Senior Cardiac Surgeon for the Govt. of Mauritius.
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Prosper, Lutala

Prosper Lutala (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Malawi

Prosper Lutala is a Family physician under the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the Kamuzu University of Health Science (Merging of former College of Medicine and Kamuzu College of Nursing; University of Malawi). He got his first degree at the University of Lubumbashi (DRC) and a master's of Medicine (Family Medicine) at the Medical University of Southern Africa in Pretoria South Africa. He also got an advanced diploma in infectious diseases in the USA (majoring in HIV) (joint program University of California San Francisco, University of Washington, and International Society for Infectious Diseases) in 2005. Currently, he is a fellow under Malawi NCD-Brite. For the past 15 years he has been working in Malawi in different positions: UNV medical officer (2006-2009), UNV HIV Zonal Supervisor (2009-2013), and lecturer and attached to a district training site in the South-East of Malawi (Mangochi) (2014- ). At the end of a usually busy day of primary care and academic duties, he spends some hours reading, discussing a few papers and patients (with colleagues or residents), and getting connected to colleagues from other fields for second opinions when a need arises.
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Musliu Adetola , Tolani

Musliu Adetola Tolani (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Musliu Adetola Tolani graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons, Fellowship of the Medical College of Nigeria in Surgery and a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Health. He is passionate about research in urology, global surgery and medical education.
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Saad , Lahri

Saad Lahri (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Current President of College of Emergency Medicine of South Africa. Emergency Physician at Tygerberg Hospital. Active in hospital and district governance, including quality assurance. Dedicated to improving workflow and reducing mortality rates. Skilled instructor in technical procedures, policies ,compliance, and Emergency clinical care in a high-volume emergency care setting. Firm proponent of servant leadership. Provider of academic guidance to students, helping them to develop critical and creative thinking while inspiring them to cultivate an academic disposition with the aim of improving patient care.
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Nomaqhawe   , Ndlovu

Nomaqhawe Ndlovu (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Zimbabwe

Nomaqhawe Ndlovu is a journalist from Zimbabwe. She is a graduate of Dalian Medical University in China and is currently working as a freelance journalist. She has also hosted a health based YouTube show, Health and Living at the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CITE) based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. As a health journalist, she aims to be instrumental in providing practical information that people find scientifically accurate but easy to implement into their lives. Another area of interest is using lifestyle interventions to mitigate the progression of disease. The burden on the population of so called ‘diseases of affluence´ is alarming. Diseases like cancer, diabetes and hypertension could be better managed if patients were made to understand exactly how they can better take care of themselves. Exploring the clinical trial and research landscape in Africa is fascinating, especially since most of us just know it through a Western lens. Being an associate editor at The Pan African Medical Journal is an opportunity to open her mind and use her love for science and writing to ensure Africans can live long, healthy lives. She recognises how daunting it must be for the average person to have the avalanche of information out today and not feel able to interpret it. To this end she believes the key to helping people stay healthy is to arm people with the appropriate information in an engaging and accessible manner with an emphasis on tailoring it to their stage of life, so they relate to it more intimately. It is exciting to be given the chance to indulge her intellectual curiosity and work with the best minds in the scientific community, and to preview new ideas and watch them evolve.
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Djordje , Gikic

Djordje Gikic (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Rwanda

Dr Djo Gikic is a US-trained swiss physician, double board-certified in Family Medicine and General Preventive Medicine. He as over 20 years experience in global public health and has spent the majority of his professional career working in Africa. He currently works for the Belgian Development Agency and serves as an expert for Gavis Independent Review Panel. He is curently a peer reviewer for the Rwanda Medical Journal as well as the Journal of Tropical Pediatrics.
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Lovelyn Uzoma , Ozougwu

Lovelyn Uzoma Ozougwu (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Lovelyn Uzoma Ozougwu is an Epidemiologist with a background in biomedical sciences. She holds an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (2018); Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria (2008). She has worked as a Biomedical Scientist at Esut Teaching Hospital, Enugu-Nigeria (2008-2016); Biostatistical Consultant - Health Science Research Office (HSRO), Wits University (2018-2020); Research Coordinator- Donald Gordon Medical Centre (Jan 2020-Oct 2020). Lovelyn is currently working as an Epidemiologist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), South Africa. She has experience in surveillance and outbreak investigation of infectious diseases. Her research interest is in infectious disease epidemiology; Spatio-temporal analysis, infectious disease modelling, and public health policy.
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Wellington , Maruma

Wellington Maruma (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Mr. Maruma`s background is in public health where he obtained his undergraduate degree from Monash University. His passion lies in using data, evidence and critical thinking in health to analyse patterns of health and diseases. He has experience in monitoring & evaluation and surveillance for health, spatial analysis and using geographic information systems and specialized project management. He is also part of the first cohort of implementation scientists that qualified as part of TDR`s efforts to increase implementation science capacity in Africa. His research interests lie in communicable diseases, particularly Tuberculosis and HIV. He has worked on numerous research projects; either as co-author or part of the data management team. Some of these projects include studies that aimed to improve mineworker's access to TB/HIV care and treatment, the use of incentivized mobile technology to improve uptake of HIV testing services among the youth. Some of his research projects explored factors influencing the collection of information by community health workers for Tuberculosis contact tracing in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg which was presented at the SA TB conference in Durban. He has worked for numerous research institutes and currently at the National Institute of Communicable diseases, South Africa in his role as the infectious disease epidemiologist seconded to the Provincial Department of health. His role is to ensure that the NICD`s core epidemiology services of surveillance, outbreak response, specialist microbiology and public health research are available to the Provincial Department of health in timely manner, in order to inform public health action of a consistently high quality. Specifically, he is responsible for public health surveillance, epidemiological support to priority programmes (Paediatric HIV and Drug resistant tuberculosis) and outbreak response support. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has lead the epidemiology and surveillance stream at the COVID-19 provincial nerve center which was developed to coordinate all COVID-19 related data. He has also co-authored a study that looked at the epidemiology of SARS-COV-2 infection and SARS-COV-2 positive admissions among children in South Africa which is currently under review. He is also part of the National DATCOV hospital surveillance mortality audit project data management team where he developed the national database used for the national audit.
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Olanrewaju , Oladimeji

Olanrewaju Oladimeji (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Olanrewaju Oladimeji is an epidemiologist at the Department of Public Health, Walter Sisulu University. He is an NRF-Y1 rated researcher and a visiting scholar at the Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA. He graduated with a medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and subsequently completed his master's degree in epidemiology and medical statistics from the same institution. He obtained a Ph.D. in Public Health Medicine from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He later received a prestigious Fogarty Global Health award from the Fogarty International Center/National Institute of Health for his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/148771. He was involved in the implementation of national TB and HIV surveys in sub-Saharan Africa countries. He has published several articles in DHET-accredited journals, and the impact of his research is reflected in many high-profile citations (Google Scholar: 16,526 and Web of Science: 15, 548). His current h-index is 28, and his i10-index is 41 (Google Scholar). He serves as an academic editor for PLOS One and associate editor for Biomedical Central. He has affiliations with several universities, where he supervises postgraduate students and serves in various academic committees. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI), a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS).
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Mouiche Mouliom, Mohamed Moctar

Mouiche Mouliom Mohamed Moctar (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Moctar is a researcher and senior lecturer in veterinary pharmacoepidemiology at the Veterinary School of the University of Ngaoundere. His research is focused to improve animal disease surveillance and effective implementation of a one health disease surveillance programs to fight against emerging threat and AMR to improve animal and public health. His current work is related to antimicrobial consumption surveillance and antimicrobial resistance control strategies in food-producing animals in sub-Sahara African countries and surveillance of zoonotics diseases.
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Namekong Fokeng , Armand

Namekong Fokeng Armand (PAMJ-OH)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Namekong Fokeng Armand is a doctor in veterinary medicine, Msc of science in Biotechnology and animal production, Researcher in Public Health, University of Dschang Cameroon.
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Obafemi , Babalola

Obafemi Babalola (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Liberia

Obafemi Babalola is a physician with a fellowship in mental health. He has diverse experience while working at all levels of healthcare delivery. He became a disease detective officer after attending the Advanced Field Epidemiology Training Programs and obtained an MPH in Field Epidemiology. His interest in public and global health covers global health security and emergency, HIV/AIDs, malaria, infectious disease epidemiology, road traffic injury, disease surveillance system or project evaluation, alcohol and substance use surveillance, and community psychiatry. He is a member of the America College of Epidemiology, Society for Epidemiology Research and IEA World Congress of Epidemiology. He has mentored and guided young researchers in the art and science of scientific research and dissemination. He coordinated several community health surveys and authored articles published in international journals.
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Sekinat , Owoyemi

Sekinat Owoyemi (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Sekinat is a public health professional and result-driven team player with experience in community health system strengthening in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Family planning, Immunization, Malaria, Population Health, MNCH, SRH, WASH, Key Population Health, Community engagement, and mobilization. She has vast experience in WHO projects, Global Fund projects, WAIDI Projects, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Projects. She is technically proficient in Microsoft tools, Data Analysis and Management. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Microbiology, a Masters Degree in Public Health, and a Short-course certificate in Economic Evaluation in Global Health from the University of Washington. She is a YALI Fellow and has a working knowledge across public and private sectors. In all aspects of her life, she is always motivated, confident, committed, and dedicated. She faces all challenges with a great deal of enthusiasm whilst utilizing her initiative, especially when carrying out a task independently or leading a team towards a common goal. Sekinat is passionate about humanitarian work, particularly working with young people and women in areas of health, education, empowerment, human rights protection, MNCH, WASH, improved livelihood, and ARH.
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Luxwell,  Jokonya

Luxwell Jokonya (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Zimbabwe

Dr Luxwell Jokonya is a consultant Neurosurgeon, Program Director and Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe. He is also the Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Harare Central hospital. After completing his Masters in Neurosurgery he did a fellowship in pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuro-oncology in Capetown. He is in the Education committee of Young African Neurosurgery forum. He is a Global health enthusiast and is the founder of Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Zimbabwe (SHAZ). He is a Mandela Washington Fellow and a member of multiple neurosurgical societies. Research interest include neuro-oncology, pain , neuro-trauma and pediatrics.
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Kelechi Elizabeth , Oladimeji

Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Dr Elizabeth is an epidemiologist with over a decade of experience in public health and implementation science research. Her research interests include occupational health, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and multimorbidity. She has made and continues to make significant contributions to science, with over 1500 citations and an h-index of 5 (https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57194580686). She is a member of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and an Associate Member of South African Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. She is a collaborator with the Global Burden of Disease Group at the University of Washington and a regular reviewer for PLoS One and BMJ Open. She supervises and mentor postgraduate students.
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Patrick Mbah, Okwen

Patrick Mbah Okwen (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Patrick Okwen is a district medical officer in Cameroon and Team lead at eBASE Africa. He has a background training in medicine and health economics. Patrick has a keen interest in evidence-based medicine, global health, and maternal and child health. At district level, Patrick manages the district health services of Bali in Cameroon. In this role he is involved in ensuring smooth running of the district including ensuring effective supply chain of essential medicines, rational use of medicines, policy proposals. He is also actively involved in research and getting research evidence into clinical practice, especially exploring cost effective approaches for evidence implementation in resources challenged settings. Patrick is a member of the Guidelines International Network Board of trustees, a Joanna Briggs Evidence Based Clinical Fellow, and an affiliate investigator of the Bruyère Research Institute in Canada. Patrick is leading a regional innovation of getting clinical practice guidelines to clinicians in Middle Africa known as the EBMAfricaNet. Patrick is fluent in French and English. Loves gardening and collecting plants from across the world.
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Paul Nkemtendong , Tolefac

Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Paul N. TOLEFAC is a clinical researcher and resident of General Surgery in the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. Holder of a Doctorate degree in Medicine from the University of Buea Medical School, Cameroon in 2016. He also holds a PGPN from Boston University , USA and several certificate courses in short courses including Good Clinical Practice (GCP) , Bioethics, grants writing and Research Methods. He has served and still serve as a peer reviewer in major international journals. He has authored and co-authored about 40 peer reviewed articles published in open accessed journals. He believes information is key and is a major supporter of open access publications. His research interest includes access to emergency care, Global surgery and Development of surgical technologies and access in Africa
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Grant , Murewanhema

Grant Murewanhema (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Zimbabwe

Dr Grant Murewanhema holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB.ChB.) degrees from the University of Zimbabwe, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Glasgow, and Master of Medicine (MMED) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the University of Zimbabwe. He is an International Practitioner Member of the Faculty of Public Health (IPFPH) of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. His clinical interests are in Minimal Access Gynaecological Surgery, Benign Gynaecology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Obstetric Emergencies and Maternal Medicine whilst his public health interests are mainly Maternal Health and Sexual and Reproductive Health, but also on the epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases, life course epidemiology and systematic reviews and meta-analysis. He has clinical experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and HIV Care and Treatment, and also has significant experience in Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response, Monitoring and Evaluation and Clinical Trials. He seeks to advance the practice of evidence-based clinical and public health medicine across Sub-Saharan Africa to standards similar to those realised in the developed world.
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Fufa , Hunduma

Fufa Hunduma (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Ethiopia

Dr. Fufa Hunduma is an Assistant Professor of Field Epidemiology at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College of Ethiopia (SPHMMC). He had a Doctor of Medicine degree and MPH in the Field Epidemiology. He has engaged in multiple research and non-research projects and has publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA), Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA), Oromia Physicians Association (OPA), and TEPHI Connect. Currently, he is a Director of the Community Service Directorate at SPHMMC.
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Manfred , Accrombessi

Manfred Accrombessi (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Benin

I´m a medical epidemiologist with more than 10 years of experience in clinical trials and epidemiological studies related to malaria, neglected tropical diseases (Helminths infection) and emerging diseases (Lassa Fever, COVID-19) in sub-Saharan Africa. I´m currently a research fellow in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). I have managed several clinical studies funded by European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), French National Research Agency, France Foundation, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), UNITAID, and Global Funds. I have also supported national institutions (National Agency of Vaccination, National Malaria Control Program) for health intervention implementation (Measle vaccination, bed nets campaign). I have expertise in data management, monitoring and evaluation, advanced methods in epidemiology, infectious diseases modelling, epidemiological surveillance and investigation in tropical infectious diseases, clinical and pharmaco-epidemiology, and statistical analysis.
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Diana , Mostafa

Diana Mostafa (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Egypt

Dr. Diana Mostafa is a periodontist and dental researcher. She got her master´s degree in clinical periodontology and oral medicine in 2011, Alexandria University, Faculty of Dentistry, Egypt. She established her professional diploma in oral implants and esthetics, Leeds college, UK. She works in the department of periodontology and oral medicine since 2006, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt. She worked as lecturer and course director of clinical periodontology courses for 9 years, Vision colleges, KSA.
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Mustafa Suat , Bolat

Mustafa Suat Bolat (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Turkey

I was born on 20 June 1967 in Samsun. I attended Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine and graduated in July 1992. I completed my postgraduate residency training at Ondokuz Mayıs University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology between 1993-1997. In 1997, I started working in Samsun State Hospital Urology Clinic. I successfully passed the European Board of Urology written exam in 2004, the oral exam in 2005, and received the EBU (European Board of Urology) diploma (EBU Diploma number: 5550). Since our institution transformed into a Training and Research Hospital in 2010, I worked as a urologist specialist in Samsun Training and Research Hospital Urology Department between 2 In 2009. In 2011, I worked as a Fellow for two months at SLK Kliniken Hospital of Heidelberg University in Germany, Heilbronn, in order to increase expertise of laparoscopy, laser and endourology. In 2015, I continued to the same clinic for a month for robotic laparoscopy training. In 2016, I received the Training Certificate for Health Trainers in Ankara Gazi University Faculty of Medicine. I am still a member of Turkish Urology Association and Turkish Andrological Association. My special preferencies are andrology, laparoscopy and endourology.
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Nandan , Shanbhag

Nandan Shanbhag (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Antigua And Barbuda

Dr Shanbhag is a Clinical Oncologist with more than 14 years of experience in highly specialized Oncological treatments working in different countries around the globe. He trained and completed his residency at the prestigious Madras Medical College in India. Mr Shanbhag is an alumnus at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He trained in VMAT/IMRT at InHolland University and completed courses at UMC Utrecth Cancer Centre (MR LINAC) in The Netherlands and Paul Scherer Institut (Proton Therapy) in Switzerland. He also completed his Executive Masters in Business Administration from United States of America. He is the present Chair of Department of Oncology at Sir Lester Bird Mount St. John´s Medical Centre , Antigua and Barbuda. Dr Shanbhag has pioneered the use of advanced treatment options such as Biotherapy , Immunotherapy and Combination Chemotherapy for challenging cases in Antigua & Barbuda. He is an active member of American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) & European Society for Medical Oncologists (ESMO). He has several research articles and publications to his name.
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Agbor, Nathan

Agbor Nathan (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Agbor Nathan is a Pastor, Researcher and Medical Doctor in active clinical service with the ministry of Public Health, Cameroon with over 10 years experience in medicine and surgery. He holds an MSc. in Clinical Microbiology and presently concluding his PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology. His current work is focused on Reproductive Health and he is passionate about good scientific writings and statistical analyses. He holds a Pastoral Diploma from the Full Gospel Bible Seminary, Bamenda and working as a bi-vocational Pastor with the Full Gospel Mission, Cameroon.
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Wael , Zeid

Wael Zeid (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Egypt

Wael works as an associate professor and consultant of family medicine in Suez Canal University hospitals, Egypt. He has also a double qualification as a specialist in diabetes management. He worked as an associate researcher in the public health institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark from 2012-2014. Then, he worked as an authorized medical doctor in the Danish health care system from 2015-2017. Wael is now working as a senior researcher in Egypt, where he supervises many research projects in the department of family medicine, Suez Canal University. Furthermore, he participates in clinical training for Junior family physicians. Also, he is responsible for the mental health module in the credit hours program of family medicine (Credit hour system). In 2009, he had a Postgraduate diploma in total quality management for healthcare reform from the American University in Cairo (AUC).
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Tafadzwa  , Dzinamarira

Tafadzwa Dzinamarira (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

Dr Tafadzwa Dzinamarira is an epidemiologist with extensive experience in conducting clinical and public health research. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Medicine (Public Health). He has vast research experience focusing on infectious diseases; health promotion; health systems strengthening in limited-resource settings and analytical epidemiology. He has co-authored over 50 scientific publications. His research has been pivotal in informing the HIV response in Zimbabwe and Rwanda. More recently, he has focused on informing COVID-19 responses in Africa. Dr Dzinamarira is an Extraordinary Lecturer in the School of Health Systems and Public Health at the University of Pretoria.
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Elvis ,  Tarkang

Elvis Tarkang (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Ghana

Professor Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang is an Associate Professor of Public Health Promotion and Head of Department of Population and Behavioural Sciences (Health Promotion), School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana. He has a Ph.D in Health Studies (Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV/AIDS, and Health Promotion) from the University of South Africa. He is the Director/CEO of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Network, Cameroon (HIVPREC), an NGO for HIV prevention through health promotion. He is a consultant with ILO on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. He has examined several Ph.D and MPhil Theses in Health Promotion for various Universities and supervised many students in Public Health at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also developed and taught several courses in Health Promotion. His areas of research interest are Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Public Health; Health Promotion; Institutional workplace HIV Policy Development; HIV and the World of Work; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health. He is an Abstract Mentor for Conferences organized by the International AIDS Society (IAS) and also a Reviewer for the International Conferences for AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA).
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Daniel , Afriyie

Daniel Afriyie (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Ghana

He is a Pharmacologist, and Consultant Pharmacist with several years of experience in hospital pharmacy practice. He has been involved in research in rational drug use, drug adherence, antimicrobial use, antimicrobial susceptibility, drug use reviews, point prevalence studies on antimicrobials, toxicological evaluation and other pharmacological studies on medicinal plants used for prostate management. He is currently the Ghana Police Hospital Institutional Review Board Chair and Deputy-General Secretary of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists.
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Abire , Allaoui

Abire Allaoui (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Morocco

Dr Abire Allaoui, is an assistant professor in Internal Medicine at Mohammed VI University of health sciences (Casablanca, Morocco). She is specialized in internal Medicine, Rheumatology and clinical immunology. She is conducting a PhD in immunogenetics at Hassan II University of Casablanca. She has a diploma in epidemiology and biostatistics, and in medical education. She was trained in internal medicine in Ibn Rochd university hospital in Casablanca (Morocco) and in Erasme university hospital/ Université libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels (Belgium).
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Holaly E, Gbekley

Holaly E Gbekley (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Togo

Dr Holaly E Gbekley est biochimiste et biologiste moléculaire à l'Université de Lomé. Il est expert de la CEDEAO pour la Médecine Traditionnelle.
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Mustafa Musa, Jaber

Mustafa Musa Jaber (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Iraq

Mustafa is an associate professor at Dijlah University College, Baghdad, Iraq. He has completed his Ph.D. from Technical University Malaysia Malacca in 2016. He was awarded a postdoctoral fellow from the University of Tun Hussein Onn in 2018, later in 2021 he received another postdoctoral from Tenaga National University, In 2019 he received 3 awards from Publon as "Top reviewers in Cross-field, Engineering, and Computer Science" His research interest is public health, medical informatics, image processing, and human factors. He has published more than 50 articles in scientific journals.
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Chukwuma,  Umeokonkwo

Chukwuma Umeokonkwo (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Dr Chukwuma Umeokonkwo is a medical graduate from the College of Medicine, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a Postgraduate Higher Diploma in International Management majoring in Health System Management from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, a Master of Public Health degree majoring in Field Epidemiology Practice from the University of Ibadan and a Fellow of West African College of Physicians (Faculty of Community Health). He is a graduate of the Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program. He is involved in several regional and national epidemic responses. He was part of the national response team to the 2017 Cerebrospinal Meningitis Outbreak in Yobe State, 2018 and 2019 Lassa fever outbreak response in Ebonyi State, and Polio Outbreak Response in Taraba and Kaduna States, Nigeria. He has also participated in several national surveys including the National Malaria Baseline survey in Kano and Zamfara States among others. He supported the NCDC National Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic response in 2020. Currently, he is Consultant Community Physician and Field Epidemiologist with Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital and serves as the Coordinator, Research and Continuing Medical Education at the hospital. His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, service quality improvement and health security. He has published over 60 articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals.
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Teketel , Ermias

Teketel Ermias (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Ethiopia

My name is Teketel Ermias from Ethiopia. I was graduated from Hawassa University with a Bachelor degree in Midwifery and MSc in Maternity Health from Jimma University. I had worked for six years in Dr. Bogalech Gebre Memorial General Hospital. Now I am lecturer and researcher at Wachemo University Durame Campus My Hobbies & Interest are: Clear Environment, reading books, News paper, watching TV & Films, Admiring nature, Safeguarding the life of both mother and newborn
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AbdulAzeez , Anjorin

AbdulAzeez Anjorin (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Dr. AbdulAzeez Anjorin graduated with M.Sc. in Medical Microbiology with Distinction in Virology research, before spending over 6 years on Influenza virus research for his PhD at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos while he had his predoctoral training at the WHO reference Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health. He is a certified ProMED-EpiCore health professional for infectious disease surveillance by the International Society for Infectious Diseases. He bagged a Certificate of Training on Applications of PCR from the World bank supported STEP-B project; Trained on Molecular Biology at the NIMR. He holds certificates of training in Phylogenetics from Inqaba-Biotec, South Africa in collaboration with Noguchi Memorial Institute at the University of Ghana. Dr. Anjorin joined the Lagos State University as a Graduate Assistant in 2009 and rose to become a Senior Lecturer in his 30s. In 2019, he formed the Influenza & Other Respiratory Tract Viruses (IORTV) research in the Department of Microbiology where he is currently the Team Lead. He was appointed an Associate Editor & the Editorial Board Secretary of the Faculty Journal of Research and Review in Science. He served as the international webinar resource person, Sree Narayana College, Kannur, India at the Post-Graduate and Research Department of Zoology & IQAC in 2020. He was a Guest Lecturer at the LUMS Conference (2019). In 2018, he was invited to the Centenary World Influenza Conference in Beijing. Dr. Anjorin received the University Vice-Chancellor Commendation in 2017. He was awarded the 6th European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) Young Scientist grant to Latvia in 2017. He was the Channels Television Health-matters Special Guest on Avian Influenza in 2016. The Institute of Immunology, CRP/LNS, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 2014 invited and awarded him training fellowship for a deserving Scientist; attended the 17th SAAR-LOR-LUX Workshop on Virology Research at The University of Lorraine, France, and visited the University of Trier, Germany. He was a FGN-TETFUND PhD Scholar, 2014; University of Lagos Muslim Alumni PhD Scholar, 2013; He won the M.Sc. Scholarship by the Lagos State Government, 2010 and the Lagos State Scholarship board multiple Awards (2007, 2006, 2005, 1999-2000). He is a member of the World Society for Virology, American Society for Microbiology, ASLM, and NSM. He has published in local & international journals including the Tropical Medicine and International Health, and served as a reviewer for the Journal of Medical Virology, Elsevier, Springer-Nature and BMJ.
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Chimusa Patrick de Marie, Katoto

Chimusa Patrick de Marie Katoto (PAMJ)

Associate editor - South Africa

MBChB, MSC (Stellenbosch University), PhD (KU Leuven) Patrick Katoto is an epidemiologist and global health expert with more than 10 years of working experience as a clinician, academician, and advisor for multiple public and private health agencies. He has worked on various projects of global health concern and produced evidence to inform decision making to address HIV-Non-Communicable Diseases comorbidities, HIV/Tuberculosis-Air pollution in resource-limited settings. He is a co-investigator on the baseline for sepsis in Africa and on the Statin-TB clinical trial, a proof-of-concept study to reduce post-tuberculosis diseases (University of Cape Town). He intervenes in various academic programmes across the world such as in the winter course on Globalization and Sustainable Development at the University of Hasselt (Belgium) and in the Pan African Thoracic Society Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical, and Operations Research course.
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Abdul Magala , Ssekandi

Abdul Magala Ssekandi (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Uganda

Dr Abdul Magala Ssekandi MBChB (MUK) Medical Officer at Medipal International Hospital, Kampala Clinical research and content creator at ssekandima.com
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Atabong Emmanuel , Njingu

Atabong Emmanuel Njingu (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Cameroon

Medical doctor (MD), diploma in Global health and humanitarian (GHHM) medicine, diploma in Hygiene Tropical medicine (DHTM). Passionate about open access research, development and promotion of research fields in Africa.
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Jean Bosco, NDIKUBWIMANA

Jean Bosco NDIKUBWIMANA (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Rwanda

Jean Bosco NDIKUBWIMANA is a Ph.D. (c) in Statistics Applied to Economy from the Ballsbridge University, Argentina in cooperation with Kara University, Togo. He is a full-time Lecturer at the University of Rwanda, College of Business and Economics, School of Economics, Department of Applied Statistics, Lead Consultant in Pricing, Reserving and Pensions; Data Scientists; Cost-Benefit and Sensitivity Analysts; Capital Markets & Investments; M&E; Econometrician; Statistician & Actuarial Sciences; Modelling and Policies Briefing in Health Research, especially Epidemiology, Health Economics, and Biostatistics; Member of ARSO-UR; Rwanda Actuarial Organization(RAO).
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Okoli Chieloka , Solomon

Okoli Chieloka Solomon (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

A Veterinary epizootiology and preventive medicine specialist. interested in viral zoonoses, respiratory viruses, have worked extensively on avian influenza surveillance, outbreaks of monkeypox, in Nigeria. I look forward to more challenges in the field of viral zoonoses
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Delsa, Hanane

Delsa Hanane (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Morocco

I am a moroccan gastroenterologist, graduated from Faculty Of Medicine And Pharmacy at Mohammed V University In Rabat, Morocco. Since April 2019, I am an assistant professor of Gastro-Enterology at University Mohammed VI of Health Sciences (UM6SS). I practice Digestive Endoscopy since 2013. I did internship for one year in gastroenterology in Paris, France and has three Inter university Diplomas from France in hepatology, proctology and Functional digestive disorder.
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Richard, Quansah Amissah

Richard Quansah Amissah (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Canada

Richard Quansah Amissah is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He has a bachelor´s degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana, a master´s degree in Neuroscience from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, and a doctorate degree in Neuroscience from Laval University, Quebec, Canada. He is interested in addiction; how it develops, how it is maintained, and how it can be treated. He is also passionate about scientific writing and editing, as he believes information intended to improve lives must be concise and accurate.
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Karen, Cordovil

Karen Cordovil (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Brazil

Karen Cordovil has a degree in Nutrition from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2006). She held the Multiprofessional Residency in Family Health at the Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (2010). She holds a Master of Science from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2016). She has experience in Nutrition in Hematology, having over 12 years of studies dedicated to Nutrition and Sickle Cell Disease. Karen Cordovil had a career as a public servant at Fundação Saúde (FS/SES/RJ) working in the implementation of the Clinical Nutrition Clinic of the Arthur Siqueira Cavalcanti State Institute of Hematology (HEMORIO/SES/RJ) (2013 to 2018). She also served as Preceptor of the Supervised Internship Program in Clinical Nutrition at HEMORIO for undergraduates in Nutrition from public and private universities (2015 to 2018). Karen Cordovil is currently a CAPES Scholar and Doctoral Student of the Post-Graduate Course in Epidemiology at the National School of Public Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (ENSP/FIOCRUZ). She was a Reviewer of the BMC Hematology Journal (2017-2018). She completed the Publons Academy Practical Peer Review Course in 2019 and is currently a Reviewer at Science Domain International. In 2008, Karen received the Prize for best scientific work in the postgraduate course in Clinical Nutrition at UFRJ. In 2019, Karen received the UNEGRO Resistance Award at the Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly.
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Aggrey, Mokaya

Aggrey Mokaya (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Kenya

Aggrey Mokaya, is a Research Scientist in the Environmental Occupational and Industrial Health Research Unit at the Centre for Public Health Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute. He has over 10 years' experience in research studies in Kenya across various themes including environment, mental health, food security and nutrition. Aggrey is specialized in Statistics, RCT panel studies and impact studies on effects of interventions on populations over time. His current research interests include child and adolescent mental health, community-based participatory research, and water-based epidemiology.
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Abbas Abel,  Anzaku

Abbas Abel Anzaku (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Nigeria

Abbas Abel Anzaku is a Nigerian researcher who publishes extensively in Clinical Microbiology and laboratory medicine. He has a special interest in infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. He is a peer-reviewer for the Virology journal, Springer nature and Elsevier journals and other scientific journals of international repute. Abbas Currently work with the Department of Clinical Laboratory Services, H3Africa Biorepository Unit, Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria. ORCID: https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-0411-297X, Web of Science ResearcherID: F-8586-2018.
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Pietro, Salvatori

Pietro Salvatori (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Italy

Pietro Salvatori is a retired Surgeon, mainly dedicated to Head & Neck Oncology, Oral-Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery. A supporter of the 3R approach, (Resection, Reconstruction, Rehabilitation), he served at the National Cancer Institute of Milan and other major hospitals in Italy and abroad. His interests include Implantology and Forensic Medicine.
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Akaninyene, Eseme Ubom

Akaninyene Eseme Ubom (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Nigeria

I am a Specialist Registrar in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. An Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN), Member of the West African College of Surgeons (WACS), and a Member-in-Training, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). I am one of the 15,025 collaborators of the COVIDSurg and GlobalSurg Collaboratives, which won the 2021 Guinness World Record for the World´s Largest Scientific Collaboration and Most Authors on a Single Peer-reviewed Academic Paper. I am one of two African Representatives on the Executive Board of the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WATOG). I have over 20 publications in reputable peer-reviewed journals.
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mounia,  bendari

mounia bendari (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Morocco

Associate Professor of Hematology ; Hematology stem cell transplantation Unit; Cheikh Khalifa International University Hospital; Mohammed VI University of Health Sciences (UM6SS), Casablanca, Morocco.
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Berjo Dongmo, Takoutsing

Berjo Dongmo Takoutsing (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Cameroon

Berjo is a Research Fellow at the Association of Future African Neurosurgeons (AFAN), a graduate and mentor at the publons academy of peer review. He is the Cameroon Ambassador of the Neurology and Neurosurgery Interest Group(NANSIG), Social Media Officer of the Science team of Dandy Germany Neurosurgical Club, and a member of InciSion Cameroon. His interests include neurosurgery, global surgery, and medical education and research. He has done several internships throughout medical school which has contributed to his knowledge, practical, and research skills. He has some experience in reviews, health policy analysis, cross-sectional studies, and health system strengthening evidenced by articles published on these topics in decent journals. He is an advocate for the equal distribution of medical practice, research, and education as a medical doctor. He is understanding and loves teamwork, reading, watching movies and cartoons.
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Yao Christian Hugues, DOKPONOU

Yao Christian Hugues DOKPONOU (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Morocco

Dr. DOKPONOU Hugues is a Medical Doctor from the Benin Republic and a Neurosurgery resident at the Mohammed V University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Rabat Morocco since 2019. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Fellow Research Department of AFAN, and Chairman of BTFN Neurosurgery Interest research group.
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Moyosoore, Osoba

Moyosoore Osoba (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Nigeria

Dr Osoba is a multiple award-winning dentist and public health enthusiast passionate about health equity, health inclusion, infectious diseases and the role of health research in improving health outcomes. He currently coordinates health research and projects targeted at the preemption, prevention and eradication of infectious diseases at the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID). He was formerly a Project Manager at Primadent Initiative for Oral Health (PIOH), where he led projects focused on helping school children prevent infectious oral health diseases.
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Linda, Djune Yemeli

Linda Djune Yemeli (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Cameroon

Linda Djune Yemeli is a PhD Candidate in Biochemistry (Option Immunology) at the University of Yaoundé 1, with 3 years experience in research at the Centre for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases. She is interested by Tropical Diseases (mostly Neglected Tropical Diseases), especially understanding how genetic diversity and immuno-biology could contribute to fight against this group of infectious diseases.
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Daniel, Safari Nteranya

Daniel Safari Nteranya (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Daniel Safari Nteranya is a Medical Doctor from DRC, presently serving as a research fellow at the Association of Future Africans Neurosurgeons. He equally serves as a research assistant at The Forensic Center of the Official University of Bukavu and also as an academic assistant at the Department of Surgery of the Official University of Bukavu. His research interests focus on Global Surgery, Global Neurosurgery, and health equity. He is an aspiring Neurosurgeon and a global neurosurgery enthusiast.
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Etheldreda Leinyuy, Mbivnjo

Etheldreda Leinyuy Mbivnjo (PAMJ)

Associate editor - Uganda

Etheldreda Leinyuy Mbivnjo has over 8 years of experience in the health profession's education and over 4 years of experience in civil society organisations. She is keen on multidisciplinary approaches that promote good health and wellbeing for individuals and the population at large with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. Upon completion of the MSc. in Public Health and Health Promotion (under the Chevening Scholarship) programme at Bangor University, Etheldreda returned to her lecturing position at the Biaka University Institute of Buea (Cameroon) where she tutors healthcare students (with a focus on nursing and public health) and coordinates the University's Ethics and Research Committee. She recently took several additional roles: the pioneer CARECAS (Cameroon Registry of Congenital Anomaly Surveillance) volunteer project manager under the Health Research Foundation Buea and a voluntary advisor for Teams4U's (UK-based charity) projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Etheldreda also holds an MSc. in Nursing Education and a Bachelor of Nursing Science degrees from the University of Buea (Cameroon). Amidst other research-related endeavours, her passion for research has led to the publication of her MSc. thesis on “Measles outbreak investigation process in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the methods and costs of contact tracing” and an opinion paper on “Community and informal care providers at the heart of universal health coverage in sub-Saharan Africa: a position paper”. The latter emerged as one of the best write-ups that was selected for publication as part of the WHO Regional Office for Africa workshop to sensitize young scientists on the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize.
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Romeo   Thierry,  Yehouenou Tessi

Romeo Thierry Yehouenou Tessi (PAMJ)

Associate Editor - Morocco

Dr. Yehounou Tessi Romeo Thierry, is doctor in medicine from Benin. Since 2019, he is following post doctorate specialization in medical imaging. He is the author of several scientific articles. He was certified reviewer from Publons. He is also a member of several learned societies, including the French Society of Radiology and the Moroccan Society of Radiology. He is interest in general medicine, medical imaging.
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