Sinata Koulla-Shiro

Sinata Koulla-Shiro, MD is the Secretary-General of the Cameroon Ministry of Health (MOH) and Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I (UY1) in Cameroon. She obtained her MD at this same Faculty in 1978 and a diploma in Internal Medicine in 1985 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland, where she focused particularly on infectious diseases and specialized in Medical Bacteriology. She is an Infectious Diseases consultant at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, where she was Chief of Service (1987 – 2003). She was the Permanent Secretary of Cameroon National AIDS Control Committee (1999- 2002) and Vice-Chair since 2002, First Technical Advisor at the MOH (2002-2008), and Chief of the Division of Health Operations Research (2008- 2013). She is the local Coordinator of the Cameroon Site of the French Agency for Research on AIDS and Hepatitis (ANRS) and the Interuniversity Training Diploma on clinical management of HIV/ADS at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She has authored many publications and received the prestigious Dr Lee JONG-WOOK Award for Public Health from the World Health Organization in 2014.

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