Since October 2010, Dr. Merlin Diafouka has served as the Director of the Ambulatory Treatment Center of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, which specializes in the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diafouka’s research is focused primarily on HIV, STIs, cancers and the prevention of maternal to child transmission. He is a teacher and trainer in HIV therapeutic education. Dr. Diafouka holds a Doctor of Medicine from the Marien Ngouabi University of Brazzaville. He holds a diploma in parasitic and tropical diseases from Pierre Marie Curie Paris VI University of France, as well as diplomas in HIV/AIDS and STIs from the University of Bichat, Paris VII, France, and public health and health promotion in developing countries from the Nancy School of Public Health.