Justin Nkita Kanya

Technical officer for Infection Prevention and Control


Dr. Justin Nkita Kanya was born on September 19, 1978, in Lubumbashi, DRC. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Kinshasa and has been working as a technical officer responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) at the Africa CDC Central Africa Regional Collaboration Centres (RCC) since January 2023. In this role, he has participated in the feasibility assessment of implementing a sustainable IPC national programme and the domestication of the IPC legal framework in Cameroon. He has also conducted an online evaluation of IPC practices in primary healthcare facilities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Dr. Justin faces major challenges in his daily work, including supporting the coordination and facilitation of all IPC activities under the Saving Lives and Livelihoods Programme and supporting the establishment of a national IPC programme, including the domestication of the IPC legal framework in the member states of the Central African region. However, he is confident that with the support of all Africans in the region, He and the Central Africa RCC will be able to overcome these challenges. In his free time, Dr. Justin enjoys reading, playing football, and playing Scrabble. He describes himself as an organized person, which is essential for his current position, and adds that he is dynamic, serious, rigorous, and a team player, qualities that have always helped him work with versatility.