Dr Palmer Netongo
Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Training and Capacity Building Lead for ALERRT – University of Yaoundé, Cameroon Palmer holds a PhD in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Yaounde in Cameroon. Between 2009 and 2011, he volunteered in capacity strengthening for health research in many countries in Africa while based in Geneva, Switzerland serving as a consultant for the World Health Organisation, Tropical disease Unit (WHO-TDR). During that time, he developed the Initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA). He then went back to Cameroon at the end of 2011 to join the University of Yaounde, where he currently is a senior lecturer and researcher. Palmer is part of the network of excellence CANTAM (Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria) and ALERRT (African CoaLition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training) where he co-leads the Training and Capacity Building. He has worked in close collaboration with many funders, including the Wellcome Trust in the UK, WHO/TDR in Switzerland, European Commission headquarters in Belgium Sida in Sweden and DFG in Germany.