Dr. Amuasi is a lecturer at the Global Health Department of the School of Public Health, KNUST and also serves as a Senior Research Fellow the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine which hosts the Secretariat for the African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) of which he is the Executive Director. Dr. Amuasi trained as a physician at the KNUST School of Medical Sciences, and later graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, USA, with post-graduate degrees terminating in a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy. He also served as head of the R&D Unit at the 1,000-bed Komfo Anokye teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana for 3 years from 2007-2010. Dr. Amuasi’s research focuses on interventions to improve health systems, services and outcomes, including policy analyses using both primary and secondary data in low and middle-income countries. His research has covered malaria, neglected tropical diseases, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Amuasi’s work also includes clinical and field epidemiological research in infectious disease, and he currently works on cryptosporidiosis, salmonellosis and antimicrobial resistance. He also serves as an Executive Committee member of the West African Task force for Emerging and Re-emerging infectious diseases (WATER), the recently formed African Coalition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training (ALERRT), and is a Steering Committee member of the Ebola Data Platform.
Fabien Taieb is a clinical doctor who, after a broad formation including intensive care and specialization in internal medicine and in Infectious and Tropical Diseases, obtained his specialist qualifications in basic sciences, management of anti-infectious drug and Public Health. For two years, Fabien worked as a physician in the adult sector and the laboratory in a district hospital (Kolofata) inthe Far North of Cameroon close to the Nigerian border. Then, he worked for two years as Head of clinic in Infectious and Tropical Diseases department at Hôpital Saint-Louis (AP-HP, Paris), specialized in HIV-hepatitis and infectious disease in immuno suppressed patients. He is currently employed by Institut Pasteur in Paris and attached to the Center for Translational Science and the Epidemiology of Emerging Diseases Units. He leads several clinical research projects in the field of HIV, Whooping cough and Snakebites. He is also in charge of the development of the clinical research in the International Network of Pasteur Institutes (INCREASE initiative).