Former Regional Director for West & Central Africa of the USAID Preparedness and Response project,
Session: A Dialogue Between Ebola Researchers
March 12, 2020
07:30 – 08:30
Serge Nzietchueng is the former Africa Deputy Director and Senior Technical Advisor, and recently, former Regional Director for West & Central Africa of the USAID Preparedness and Response project, part of the USAID Emerging Pandemic Threat program 2 (EPT-2). He has assumed the position of Regional technical advisor for the USAID EPT-1 RESPOND project for the West Congo Basin. He worked as epidemiological coordinator for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and as research assistant at the National Veterinary School of Nantes (France). He has been adjunction assistant Professor at Ecosystem Health Division in the College of Veterinary Medicine at University of Minnesota. He has trained key personnel at pre-service and in-service in France (CIRAD), USA (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota) and several African countries on infectious disease, risk analysis, network analysis, disease surveillance and One Health. In 2012, he was part of the team that for the first time in Africa used the network analysis methodology to describe the spread of Marburg virus in Uganda. Over the last decade he has played a lead role in supporting African countries to institutionalize and operationalize One Health to address health challenges arising the at the environment, animal and human interface.