Jessica Amegee

Research in Medecine Assistant

I have a background in social sciences and global health. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Management at Paris V University, followed by a graduate degree in Public Health at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique in Rennes. Then, I obtained a Msc degree in Global Health through a joint program of the University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and the McMaster University in Hamilton (Canada)

I completed field work on health seeking behaviours of women in case of malaria episode with the Plan National de Lutte contre le Paludisme (PNLP), a national program against malaria in Cotonou (Benin) followed by another one on the challenges of adapting the health surveillance system during the Zika outbreak in Rio de Janeiro with the Fiocruz Insitute. Before joining Foto-Cewek, I worked in the French NGO ALIMA in Conakry (Guinea) in collaboration with the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Medecine on the PREVAC study, a large international phase II vaccine trial aimed to evaluate three experimental Ebola vaccination strategies.

In 2016, I was working on the PREVAC study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of three vaccination strategies against the Ebola virus in Guinea but also to strengthen laboratory and medical staff capacity. I recently joined the The Centre for Capacity Research in Medecine and will be mainly working on the PIIVeC project.