Ivory Coast: Who is Prof Serge Paul Eholié, boss of the commando of doctors who fight against the coronavirus?

Serge Paul Eholié

April 12, 2020

He is the boss (Serge Paul Eholié) of the medical team treating Coronavirus COVID-19 disease in Côte d’Ivoire.

Serge Eholie is Professor, Head of Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire de Treichville in Abidjan, Côte d´Ivoire. He is a lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine at Félix Houphouët Boigny University in Abidjan. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Abidjan before specializing in infectious and tropical diseases.

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He trained in HIV management in France (Marseille and Paris) and worked as an HIV trainer in several African countries. He is currently the deputy director of the National Agency for Research on AIDS and Hepatitis (ANRS) at the Abidjan Research Center, the president of the African Network of Practitioners providing care for people living with HIV / AIDS (RESAPSI).

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A rich experience

The President of the African Society of Infectious Pathology (SAPI), the Assistant Treasurer of the African AIDS Society (ASA), the representative of Africa on the Board of Governors of the International AIDS Society (AIDS) and the Vice -president of the French-speaking Alliance of health actors against HIV (AFRAVIH). He co-chaired the group for the development of clinical guidelines on HIV for WHO in 2013 and 2015. In 2017, he and Xavier Anglaret received the Christophe Mérieux prize which rewards a researcher for his studies on infectious diseases in developing countries.

He is currently involved in research on therapeutic strategies against HIV, HIV-hepatitis comorbidities, HIV and noncommunicable diseases, HIV and aging, febrile illnesses other than malaria, emerging diseases, nosocomial infections and vaccine trials.

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Tags: AFRAVIH, AIDS, ANRS, ASA, coronavirus, Covid-19, Marseille, WHO, Paris, RESAPSI, SAPI, Serge Paul Eholié, Treichville, HIV

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