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Francine N’TOUMI

Ntoumi is a molecular epidemiologist, president of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research, teacher-researcher and associate Professor.

Francine Ntoumi is a molecular epidemiologist, president of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research, teacher-researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Marien-Ngouabi University of Brazzaville, and associate professor at the Institute of Tropical Medicine of the University of Tubingen in Germany. She studied in Congo and France. She defended her thesis at the Pierre and Marie Curie and began her career in research at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.


First African woman in charge of the secretariat of the Multilateral Malarie Initiative, Francine Ntoumi is very committed to building health research capacity on the African continent. She thus earned the coordination of the Central African regional network on clinical research on tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and malaria (CANTAM), and the pan-African network for the preparation and response to epidemics of infectious diseases (PANDORA).
Francine Ntoumi is President of the Scientific Council of the IRD France and she is a member of many international scientific committees, including the Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the CONVACT Committee of AFRICA-CDC.
Francine Ntoumi is very attached to defending the place of women in research.

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