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epidemiologist

Charles Shey Umaru Wiysonge, Cameroonian epidemiologist. Achievements include research in childhood immunization, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, heart diseases, hypertension, stroke, research synthesis, tuberculosis; played a key role in strenthening vaccination services in Cameroon, doubling routine use of services in 4 years (2001-2005), reducing measles deaths by 95%, keeping country polio-free.

Background

Wiysonge, Charles Shey Umaru was born on January 1, 1969 in Nseh, Bui Divsn, North West Province, Cameroon. Son of Shey Dairu Wirba and Fatuma Shee.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, 1994. Master of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1999.

Career

Physician University Teaching Hospital, Yaounde, Cameroon, 1995—1998. Lecturer University of Yaoundé I, 2000—2004. Coordinator, pilot program prevention of mother-to-child transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Ministry Public Health, 2000—2001, surveillance officer, national expanded program on immunization, 2001, 2002—2004, deputy permanent secretary, 2002—2004.

Aubrey Sheiham public health and primary care scholar United Kingdom Cochrane Center, 2001—2002. Epidemiologist Center Pasteur, 2000—2001. Research fellow University Cape Town, South Africa, 2004—2006.

Research officer, policy, evidence, and partnerships Joint United Nations Program on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Joint United Nations Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), 2006—2007. Senior scientist SA Cochrane Centre Medical Research Council South Africa, Tygerberg, since 2007. Consultant, measles control World Health Organization, Zambia, 2003, consultant, routine immunization, Republic of the Congo, 03.

Consultant, immunization data quality audit Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in childhood immunization, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, heart diseases, hypertension, stroke, research synthesis, tuberculosis. Played a key role in strenthening vaccination services in Cameroon, doubling routine use of services in 4 years (2001-2005), reducing measles deaths by 95%, keeping country polio-free.

Membership

Member central committee Cameroon People's Democratic Movement, Yaounde, since 1996. Member of International Cochrane Collaboration, Cameroon Medical Association, South African Heart Association (associate).

Connections

Life partner Constance Ning Memoh. Children: Kathleen Fomonyuy, Charles Berinyuy, Leinyuy Ashley.

father:
Shey Dairu Wirba

mother:
Fatuma Shee

child:
Kathleen Fomonyuy Wiysonge

child:
Charles Berinyuy Wiysonge

child:
Leinyuy Ashley Wiysonge