Epidemiologist, Research Director, UMI 233 IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement) Université de Montpellier 1 « VIH et Maladies associées», IRD, Montpellier, France. Located in Centre de Coordination et de recherche du site ANRS Cameroun from June 2009. Coordinator for Africa of an international trial ANRS 12 229 PAANTHER 01 « Improving diagnosis of Tuberculosis in HIV infected children in Africa and Asia ». Co-Chief investigator on a research project " A cohort of Hepatitis B infected children in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso from September 2009 (ANRS 12191). Co-Chief investigator on a research project " Antiretroviral therapy by DDI+3TC+EFV in single dose for HIV-1 infected children in Burkina Faso. A phase II Trial (ANRS 12103) "from March 2005 to December 2009. Chief investigator on a research project " Impact of HAART in HIV-infected children in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire" September 2000 – September 2004. Co-coordinator of the evaluation of the UNAIDS Drug access initiative in Côte d’Ivoire for social, economical and behavioral aspects 1999-2000. Coordinator of the clinical trial ANRS049 in Abidjan (Projet DITRAME) on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 by a short zidovudine regimen in a breastfeeding population. 1994-2000.
I am specialist in HIV-AIDS in mothers and children, especially in Africa, for more than 20 years. Nowadays, I am involved in trials and clinical studies on care of HIV infected children and also in co-infections (Tuberculosis and HIV, Hepatitis B and HIV). Another of my activities is analysis of PMTCT programmes, success and bottle neck, in developing countries. I am also involved in multidisciplinary research with anthropologists on studies on women with HIV/AIDS in developing countries.