Dr. Pefura Yone coordinates IeDEA activities at the Jamot Hospital in Cameroon. A Doctor of Medicine with a PhD in public health, Dr. Pefura Yone is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pulmonology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaoundé 1, Cameroon, and he also heads the Pneumology Department at Yaoundé Jamot Hospital and serves as the Hospital Medical Advisor.
Dr. Pefura Yone’s research interests include non-communicable diseases in individuals living with HIV and HIV-tuberculosis co-infection. He is also interested in the analysis of large multicenter data and plans to train his research team in applying big data analytic techniques to the study of HIV infection and tuberculosis.
Selected as a trainee for the Fogarty-IeDEA Mentorship Program, Dr. Pefura Yone’s research is examining the prevalence and determinants of renal function impairment among adult patients newly initiating antiretroviral therapy within the Central Africa IeDEA cohort. In this research, Dr. Pefura Yone is focusing on adult patients who have pre-ART laboratory testing results for serum creatinine levels to explore socio-demographic, clinical and behavioral factors associated with impaired renal function.