Serge received his PhD in Animal Husbandry and Health in the Tropics and Subtropics from University of Kassel Germany in 2019. There he focused on GPS-GIS based livestock and production research as well as socio-economics, value chain studies, and modelling. Prior to receiving his PhD, Serge also received an MSc in Applied Biology and Modelling at Université Polytechnique de Bobo Dioulasso Burkina Faso and an MSc in Tropical Animals Health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerpen, Belgium where he studied livestock system development, molecular biology and immunology, epidemiology, vector borne, infectious, and helminthic diseases.
Cameroon is characterized by a very rich biodiversity, ranked 4th for flora and 5th for fauna and having a representativeness of 92% of African ecosystems. In addition, livestock is the main source of income for around 30% of the working population and represents around 5% of total GDP. Five priority zoonotic diseases have been identified at national level by the government of Cameroon and its national and international partners. However, this prioritization did not take into consideration animal disease of economic importance and local specificities. The aim of this work is to apply metrics and evidence-based methods to prioritize both zoonotic and non-zoonotic livestock diseases at national level and to analyze the risk of certain pathologies (such as bovine tuberculosis, brucellosis) and thus to prioritize them at the local level. A multicriteria, reliable, robust, evidence- based and cost‐effective ranking method will be adapted and contextualized in low-middle income countries (LMICs) where livestock production systems are highly variable and the epidemiological situations different.
Critical Systematic Review of Zoonoses and Transboundary Animal Diseases’ Prioritization in Africa
Local prioritization of zoonoses and livestock diseases in Cameroon