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Pan Afr Med J. 2015 Aug 7;21:256. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2015.21.256.7556. eCollection 2015.

Current practice of epidemiology in Africa: highlights of the 3rd conference of the African epidemiological association and 1st conference of the Cameroon society of epidemiology, Yaoundé, Cameroon, 2014.

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1
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Division of Health Operations Research (DROS), Ministry of Public Health, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Laboratory of Public Health Biotechnology (LPHB), University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; African Epidemiological Association (AEA), Abuja, Nigeria ; Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
2
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Chantal BIYA International Reference Centre (CIRCB) for research on HIV/AIDS prevention and management, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
3
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Epidemiology and Public Health Service, Centre Pasteur du Cameroun (CPC), Yaoundé, Cameroon.
4
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Laboratory of Public Health Biotechnology (LPHB), University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
5
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; African Synergies against AIDS and Suffering, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
6
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Douala, Cameroon ; Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon.
7
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Catholic University of Central Africa (UCAC), Yaoundé, Cameroon.
8
African Epidemiological Association (AEA), Abuja, Nigeria ; University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria.
9
African Epidemiological Association (AEA), Abuja, Nigeria ; Nigerian Heart Foundation, Lagos.
10
Cameroon Society of Epidemiology (CaSE), Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Laboratory of Public Health Biotechnology (LPHB), University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
11
Chantal BIYA International Reference Centre (CIRCB) for research on HIV/AIDS prevention and management, Yaoundé, Cameroon ; University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
12
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé, Cameroon.
13
International Epidemiological Association, Brazil ; Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Departamento de Medicina Social Pelotas, RS, Brazil.

Abstract

As the study of disease occurrence and health indicators in human populations, Epidemiology is a dynamic field that evolves with time and geographical context. In order to update African health workers on current epidemiological practices and to draw awareness of early career epidemiologists on concepts and opportunities in the field, the 3(rd) African Epidemiology Association and the 1st Cameroon Society of Epidemiology Conference was organized in June 2-6, 2014 at the Yaoundé Mont Febe Hotel, in Cameroon. Under the theme«Practice of Epidemiology in Africa: Stakes, Challenges and Perspectives», the conference attracted close to five hundred guest and participants from all continents. The two main programs were the pre-conference course for capacity building of African Early Career epidemiologists, and the conference itself, providing a forum for scientific exchanges on recent epidemiological concepts, encouraging the use of epidemiological methods in studying large disease burden and neglected tropical diseases; and highlighting existing opportunities.

KEYWORDS:

3rd epidemiology Conference; Africa; Cameroon; Highlights; Yaoundé

PMID:
26523191
PMCID:
PMC4607789
DOI:
10.11604/pamj.2015.21.256.7556
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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