Noah Takah Fongwen

Coordinator, Diagnostics Access


Diagnostics access coordinator. Holds an MD (Doctor of Medicine) degree from the University of Buea, Cameroon, a Master of Public Health from the University of Glasgow, UK. Did a fellowship in infectious disease diagnostics at the Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), and currently at the final stages of completing his Doctor of Public Health (Dr.PH) at the Faculty of Infectious Diseases of LSHTM, which was done on a part time basis from 2019. Leads the Africa Collaborative Initiative to Advance Diagnostics (AFCAD). Responsible for local manufacturing of diagnostics, biobanking, diagnostics development and evaluation, regulation through streamlining regulatory harmonization processes in collaboration with the AMDF and AMRH programme of AUDA NEPAD. Co-led the establishment of the Africa Biobanking Network and led the establishment of the Diagnostics Advisory Committee (DAC) as a mechanism to accelerate diagnostics access in Africa.

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