Professor of Parasitology at the University of Yaoundé
Director & founder of the research Centre for Schistosomiasis & Parasitology
Coordinator of the National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis & Intestinal Helminthiasis in Cameroon
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté is Professor of Parasitology at the University of Yaoundé, Director - founder of the research Centre for Schistosomiasis & Parasitology, and Coordinator of the National Programme for the Control of Schistosomiasis and Intestinal Helminthiasis in Cameroon. He has 30 years of experience in various aspects of management, research and control of schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Through his scientific discoveries, he contributed to a better knowledge of the reproductive biology of schistosomes and its implications on the epidemiology of schistosomiasis. He provided strategic direction and built high political commitments for the control of neglected tropical diseases in Cameroon, with significant achievements.
He joined the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Africa – in 2012-2015 where he worked as focal person for preventive chemotherapy NTDs and provided technical assistance to African countries for the implementation of mapping of PC-NTDs and the development and implementation of NTD control programs. He served as focal point for the China-Africa collaboration for the elimination of schistosomiasis in Africa.
Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté is member of several international Advisory Committees, and is on the editorial board of several international journals. He serves as the NTD Ambassador of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He received several awards and distinctions and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
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