Pierre Ongolo-ZogoPhD Candidate
Pierre is a leading health systems researcher in the African nation of Cameroon. He studied in the Health Policy PhD program at McMaster University during 2012 as part of an exchange program with Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. His thesis is focused on evaluating initiatives to support evidence-informed health policymaking in Cameroon and Uganda. Pierre holds a medical degree from Université Poincaré, in Nancy, France, a fellowship in radiology and medical imaging at Université C. Bernard in Lyon, France, and an M.Sc. in biomedical engineering from Université J. Fournier in Grenoble, France. He is also founder and director of the Center for Development of Best Practices in Health, and chief of radiology and the medical imaging unit, at Yaoundé Central Hospital, and an Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Yaoundé I. He is supported through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) International Research Chair in Evidence-Informed Health Policies and Systems, which is held by Nelson Sewankambo (Makerere University) in partnership with John Lavis (McMaster University).
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