Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow and US CDC’s Public Health Emergency Management Fellow alumni; my name is Kokou Nouwame Alinon. I am Togolese by nationality and I hold a Ph.D. degree in Clinical and Health Psychology and certificates in Public Health policy and Management, Public Health Surveillance, Public Health Emergency Management, and in Policy Communication. I have over fifteen year’s combination experience as a healthcare and a public health Professional.
I am currently working with Africa CDC in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) as the Principal Technical Officer of the Surveillance & Disease Intelligence Division, my major duty and responsibility is to provide technical support and supervision to all the units of the division in the implementation of their activities. I am also of providing technical support and guidance for the planning, the development, and the implementation of the division specific policy and program objectives, strategic plans, annual work plans, activity action plans, resources and budgets. And, I am coordinating the implementation of the SARS COV2 serosurvey study in African Union Member States.
Before joining Africa CDC, I worked with the Ministry of Health in Togo as the lead of the Non-Communicable Diseases Surveillance Division and the Coordinator of the National Palliative Care Program. I am an Associate Professor from the University of Lomé since 2015, and I am an author and co-author of many national and international articles and books.