Country Principal InvestigatorDemocratic Republic of the Congo
Dr. Didine Kaba is the Principal Investigator for Central Africa IeDEA operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Dr. Kaba has extensive experience leading research and evaluating health programs in the DRC, and has worked with the Ministry of Health and a range of national and international partner organizations involved in HIV prevention and treatment. In addition to HIV, her research interests include the management of chronic conditions, such as asthma and sickle cell anemia, hypertension, tuberculosis, depression and other mental health disorders.
Dr. Kaba earned her Doctor of Medicine at Kinshasa University’s School of Medicine, and she holds a PhD in Epidemiology from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Based at the Kinshasa School of Public Health, Dr. Kaba is a member of the National HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Surveillance Task Force of the National HIV/AIDS Program, as well as the National HIV/AIDS Monitoring and Evaluation Task Force of the National Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Program.