Institution: Sokoine University of Agriculture
Academic qualifications (Institution-qualification)
Sokoine University of Agriculture – Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
Tampere University, Finland – Diploma in Global Health
Sokoine University of Agriculture – Master of Veterinary Medicine
Norwegian University of Life science- working on my PhD thesis on reproductive infections in dairy cattle in Tanzania
Lecturer at Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Veterinary Pathology
Institution: Ecole Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (EISMV) de Dakar
2013: PhD candidate
2012: MSc in Veterinary Public Health, Speciality: Epidemiology and Health Risk Management
2010: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2016, July 11: Research Assistant of ZELS Project: “Multi-sectoral strategy for brucellosis control in peri-urban dairy production zones of West and Central Africa” at EISMV
2013-2016: Tuberculin test on bovine
Institution: National Institute for Medical Research and Muhimbili Medical Research Center
2012- 2016: PhD in Epidemiology. University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
2007- 2009: Master of Philosophy in International Health. University of Bergen, Norway
1999- 2004: Degree of Doctor of Medicine, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
1996- 1998: Certificate in Advance level Secondary Education. Tambaza High School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1992- 1995: Certificate in Ordinary Level Secondary Education. Azania Secondary School, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Institution: Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
Dr. Mensah obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences from KNUST and an MPhil in Animal Science (Microbiology and Immunology) from the University of Ghana. In 2014, she was awarded a PhD in Medical Research-International Health from the Ludwig Maximillians University (CIHLMU) in Munich-Germany. For her PhD studies, Dr. Mensah assessed the immunological profiles of Ghanaian TB patients in response to differentially expressed MTB proteins and how these could be exploited as biomarkers for TB.
Institution: Ifakara Health Institute
Dr. Zac Mtema is a senior research scientist at IHI, a computer scientist, and and epidemiologist. Dr. Mtema is a 2016 UK Guardian university awards winner for outstanding Mobile phone-based surveillance system for infectious disease elimination in Africa.
Zac completed his Ph.D. at University of Glasgow, and his MSc studies at Durham University UK. His research interests lie in the area of mobile computing technologies for public health. Dr Mtema lives in Dar es Salaam, Tz with his family.
Institution: Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d'Ivoire
Houngbedji Clarisse is associated researcher at the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire. Biologist and epidemiologist by training including Biostatistics, she led a PhD on the spatial epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum among school children in Côte d’Ivoire including Bayesian-based geostatistical risk mapping of the infection. she also has vast experience in leading cross sectional surveys ranging from data collection, data management, analysis and publications writing.
Institution: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
Dr. Fayiz Abakar is an epidemiologist and public health specialist (MSc and PhD) trained at Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), University of Basel, (Switzerland). He belongs to a research group that has been working since almost twenty years in Chad on improving health care for mobile pastoralists and local communities. Fayiz has conducted several research activities in health system, including studies on the effectiveness and equity of health interventions and the capacity of health systems to provide adequate health services to rural agro-pastoralist communities in developing countries, particularly in Africa, within “One Health” context.
His doctoral thesis focused on the establishment of a new integrated surveillance system for human and animal health that could better address the risks of endemic, emergent and re-emerging diseases in Africa. Currently he is implementing this innovative approach of health surveillance-response on a small-scale in Chad within a framework of postdoctoral research (www.afriqueoneaspire.org).
In addition to that, Fayiz gained extensive experience of many years working in a veterinary and public health research institute in Chad focusing on zoonotic diseases. He is also an expert in biosafety and biosecurity and he is the current Vice-President of the African Biological Safety Association (AfBSA: www.afbsa.org).
Institution: Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques de Côte d'Ivoire (CSRS)
Richard B Yapi is an epidemiologist from the University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d’Ivoire. During the past 10 years, he has been active in the design, planning and execution of multidisciplinary epidemiologic cross-sectional and cohort surveys in rural and urban areas of Côte d’Ivoire, with particular emphasis on malaria and neglected tropical diseases.