Dr Jacques Kalonda Katomba is a medical doctor with a diploma in advanced field epidemiology (Master 2 programme) from the Kinshasa Public Health School. He has about 13 years of work experience in clinical medicine (primary health care) and management of public health programmes (immunization/vaccination, surveillance and response against communicable diseases outbreaks). He currently serves as Project Coordinator for Africa CDC, where he is responsible for strengthening cross-border surveillance and collaboration through the Africa CDC Regional Collaborating Centres. Before joining Africa CDC, Dr Katomba worked at three levels at the Ministry of Public Health, Democratic Republic of Congo, including serving as surveillance officer in programmes that include border health. He served as field coordinator during the 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in Guinea and as US CDC epidemiological team co-leader. He was consultant for the WHO and worked with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium for around five years. Dr Katomba has excellent knowledge and skills in computer applications including data analysis, research and writing. He is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and speaks fluent French and English.