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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. 

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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.

YAOUNDE TEAM

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Prof. Estelle Kouokam

Social Science

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Dr Michélle Ndonou

Health Economics

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Dr. Hermine Boukeng Jatsa

Monitoring and Evaluation 

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Marlene Siping

Social Science

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Paul Bruno Bidias

Communications

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Samuel Tchuenkom

Administrative and Finance 

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Christine Makia

Social Science

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Sharon Ngang

Research Uptake and Communications

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Marlene Ntshinda

Social Science

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Alex Nguepkap Lemegne

Data Manager

BUEA TEAM

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Prof Samuel Wanji

Team Leader

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Dr Theobald Nji

Social Science

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Maureen Tembei

Health Economics

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Dr Peter Enyong

Parasitology and Entomology

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Jimmy Nnamdi D.B

Social Science

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Dr Mathias Esum Eyong

Parasitology and Entomology

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Gallus Ebua Fung

Social Science

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Patrick Ndongmo

Parasitology

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Dr Zachariou Njoumemi

Health Economics

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