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Lem Edith Abongwa

Country of origin: Cameroon Currently in: Cameroon, Bamenda General field of specialization: Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Medical and Health Sciences incl Neurosciences

• Viral (HIV and Hepatitis B and C coinfection) strain diversity, drug resistance mutation, and side effects of antiretroviral therapy. • Identification and assessment of risk factors that expose communities to HIV and hepatitis infections and possible solutions to prevent and control them.

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Abongwa LE, Nyamache AK, Torimiro JN, Yengo C, Okemo P and Fokunang C. (2019). Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) subtypes in the northwest region,
Cameroon. Virology Journal. 16:103
2. Abongwa LE, Sangyang A, Tibi S and Ngenwi A (2019). Socio-demographic and Obstetric Variations of T. gondii and HIV-1 Co-infection among Pregnant Women in Cameroon. Journal of Advances in Microbiology. 16(3): 1-11, Article no.JAMB.49060 ISSN: 2456-7116
3. Muffih, PT, Tshimwanga, EK, Abutu, A, Abongwa, LE, Awa, JC, Atanga, PN, Desembuin, F, Khan, EM, Bonje, KE, Emmanuel, N, Chimoun, EFT., Welty, T., Fosah, GT, Lim, J, Duncan, D, Petit, L, Tene, G, Mosoko, J and Bolu, O. (2018) Outcome Evaluation of Early Implementation of Option B+ in Cameroon: A Prospective Cohort
Observational Survey in the Northwest and Southwest Regions. World Journal of AIDS,
8, 90-104.
4. Abongwa LE, Anthony KN, Fokunang C, Judith T, Djukouo L, Ngu, Paul O , Godwin N (2018). Cytokines associated with antiretroviral induced hepatotoxicity in people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in the northwest region of Cameroon. International Journal of Medical Research and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 5(3) ISSN: 2394-9414 DOI- 10.5281/zenodo.1206028
5. Abongwa LE, Nantia A, Abea P E, Christian V (2018). Incidence of Elevated Aminotransferases Levels among Patients Presenting with Hepatitis Syndrome in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Cohesive Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Disease 1(1). CJMI.000504.
6. Abongwa LE, Moses S, Kada SA, Signang A, Mimba E, Lemnui B, Percy K and Fonki R (2017): “Knowledge, Practice and Prevalence of Helicobacter Pylori Infection in the North West Region of Cameroon”. Clinical Biotechnology and Microbiology 1.4 135-143 ISSN: 2575-4750
7. Abongwa LE, Anthony KN, Nantia A, Stanley S, Vera N, Hebert B, Fokunang C, Judith T and Paul O (2017). Hepatotoxicity and Anaemia Co-morbidity in Treated HIV Patients in Fundong Subdivision in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. Microbiology Research Journal International. 18(5): 1-10, Article no.MRJI.31011. ISSN: 2231-0886, NLM ID: 101608140
8. Abongwa LE, Nyuydzedze SS and Ndifor GA. (2016). Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Hepatitis B among two rural communities of the Anglophone regions in Cameroon. IRA-International Journal of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2455-4499), 4(3), 490-505. doi:
9. Abongwa LE and Penn K (2016). Assessing prevalence and risk factors of hepatitis B surface antigen amongst pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in the northwest region of Cameroon. European Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 4 (1) 32-43. ISSN 2056-600X
10. Abongwa LE, Ntonifor HN, Nantia AE, Germain N and Charles F (2016). Assessing the impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on CD4, Hemoglobin level and Weight in HIV Infected Children (0-15 Years) residing in Nkambe, North West Region, Cameroon. British Microbiology Research Journal, 14(4): 1-9, DOI : 10.9734/BMRJ/2016/26088 ISSN: 2231-0886, NLM ID: 101608140

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am a lecturer in the university of Bamenda Cameroon. My activities include teaching, filed trip studies, research and supervision of students

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Lisbon, Portugal. Ninth EDCTP Forum
2018 Grand Hyatt Incheon, Incheon, South Korea the Liver week
2018 May 6-9, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA 34th Annual Clinical Virology Symposium,
2019 Abuja-Nigeria Nigeria biosafety and Biosecurity conference
2017 Yaounde-cameroon “Bioinformatics” traning

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