Dr. Fabrice Fekam Boyom

ARNTD member; Dr. Fabrice Boyom, making strides

Seventy percent of Cameroonian women of childbearing age carry one of the world’s most common parasites Toxoplasma gondii.  The resulting infection, toxoplasmosis, can have devastating effects on pregnant women and their babies and cause serious health complications in people with weakened immune systems.

There is no safe and effective treatment for toxoplasmosis, but Dr. Fabrice Fekam Boyom, a professor of biochemistry at the Université de Yaoundé I in Cameroon, is working towards changing that.

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