ONYAMBOKO AKATSHI Marie / Professeur Associé

Marie Onyamboko is a Medical Doctor graduated from School of Medicine of University of Kinshasa in 2003 with a Master in Public Health in 2005. She owned a DPhil at University of Oxford in 2016. Her diverse interests are the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of malaria particularly in pregnant women and children on which she has worked over the last decade. This interest extend to  Ebola, Yellow fever, Dengue, Zika  and other communicable diseases affecting poor population in the DRC, Africa and beyond. Her particular interests at present include the prevention of antimalarial drug resistance using artemisinin-based combinations and treatment of severe malaria. She has extensive experience in designing and conducting research studies, including clinical trials in both pregnant women and children. She is the Clinical Director of the Kinshasa Mahidol Oxford Research Unit (KIMORU) , a highly specialized research unit resulting from the collaboration between KSPH and University of Oxford. Several impact researches in malaria field were led by her group, especially the AQUAMAT study which lead to the worldwide use of parenteral artesunate for the treatment of severe malaria. She owned 24 publications and is currently conducting four clinical trials on malaria.