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. 

Professor Louis Albert Tchuem Tchuente

Country Director

Professor Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté is the Country Director for COUNTDOWN Cameroon research team. He has 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, the Director of the Centre for Schistosomiasis and Parasitology as well as the NTD Ambassador for Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.


Prof. Estelle Kouokam

Social Science

Dr Michélle Ndonou

Health Economics

Dr. Hermine Boukeng Jatsa

Monitoring and Evaluation 

Marlene Siping

Social Science

Paul Bruno Bidias


Samuel Tchuenkom

Administrative and Finance 

Christine Makia

Social Science

Sharon Ngang

Research Uptake and Communications

Marlene Ntshinda

Social Science

Alex Nguepkap Lemegne

Data Manager


Prof Samuel Wanji

Team Leader

Dr Theobald Nji

Social Science

Maureen Tembei

Health Economics

Dr Peter Enyong

Parasitology and Entomology

Jimmy Nnamdi D.B

Social Science

Dr Mathias Esum Eyong

Parasitology and Entomology

Gallus Ebua Fung

Social Science

Patrick Ndongmo


Dr Zachariou Njoumemi

Health Economics