Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté

Louis-Albert Tchuem TchuentéHe 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 has provided strategic direction and achieved political commitment for the control of neglected tropical diseases in Cameroon, with significant public health impact.

He joined the World Health Organization – Regional Office for Africa – in 2012 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 programmes. He served as focal point for the China-Africa collaboration for the elimination of schistosomiasis in Africa.

In addition to his appointment as LSTM NTD Ambassador 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 Regional Adviser for Africa of the UK Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He has received several national and international awards and distinctions and has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Louis-Albert can be contacted at tchuemtchuente@schisto.com