Dr. Akindeh M. Nji

Biotechnology Center/FMSB, University of Yaoundé I Cameroon.


Project title: Modelling Optimal Configurations of Interventions for Cost-Effective Malaria Elimination in Cameroon.

Dr. Akindeh holds a Master of Science in Applied Statistics from Centrum University Limburg (today
The University of Hasselt), Diepenbeek, Belgium and a PhD in International Health-Medical Research from Ludwig University Maximilian, Munich, Germany. He is a senior lecturer of biostatistics in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon. As Head of the Clinical and Laboratory Data Management Unit at the Biotechnology center of the University of Yaoundé I, Akindeh has played a major role in the design and running of Four clinical trials on anti-malarial drugs. He has been a consultant Clinical data monitor for WHO sponsored clinical trial entitled "Fixed-dose combination therapy of four pulmonary tuberculosis drugs" with sites Ethiopia and Nigeria. His expertise in study design, experimental studies, including KAP studies, research methodology gave him the opportunity to sit on two ethics Committees in Cameroon. He is a member of the Society of Epidemiology Cameroon (CaSE) and the network of Modelers in Tropical Diseases (TDMOD). Akindeh is the author/co-author of more than 10 peered reviewed articles. MARCAD Fellowship gives me an opportunity to pursue a career niche in disease modelling and to oil the wheel towards my overall goal of playing a frontline role in disease control.