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Fondjo, Ph.D.

Chief of Party, PMI Evolve Cameroon

Etienne Fondjo is a medical entomologist specializing in malaria with 20 years of experience in project management and malaria control funded by the public sector and its partners. He has served as the national malaria coordinator and as the deputy national malaria coordinator in Cameroon’s National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). He has also consulted for the World Health Organization (WHO) in five countries, served as principal investigator for 11 projects in Cameroon, and was the Central Africa coordinator for the Mapping Malaria Risk in Africa (MARA) project in nine countries.

Fondjo currently serves as the chief of party (COP) for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Evolving Vector Control to Fight Malaria Project (PMI Evolve) in Cameroon. In this role, he collaborates with PMI, the NMCP, and local research institutes such as the Center For Research in Infectious Diseases. He oversees all technical and managerial components of the project, ensuring that entomological monitoring activities are timely and high quality. Fondjo also directly supervises three Abt staff and oversees 15 entomologists involved in malaria vector surveillance from local research institutes and the NMCP.

Prior to PMI Evolve, Fondjo served as COP of the PMI VectorLink Project in Cameroon. Before joining Abt, he helped draft and implement four malaria strategic plans for the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health. He also facilitated national malaria program reviews and the development of the country’s integrated vector management manual and malaria entomological profile. With the financial support of the MARA project, Fondjo supported nine countries in Central Africa in mapping their malaria risk. He trained health personnel on malaria entomology and vector control through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project. And he studied the spatial distribution of the molecular form of An. Gambiae complex in Cameroon with support from U.S. National Institutes of Health.


  • Project management
  • Malaria control
  • Vector surveillance

Key Projects:

  • PMI Evolve
  • PMI VectorLink
  • Global Fund Round 3, 5, 9 & NFM
  • NIH project 
  • WHO Training in Tropical Diseases 


  • Fondjo, E., Toto, JC., Tchouakui, M. et al. High vector diversity and malaria transmission dynamics in five sentinel sites in Cameroon. Malar J 22, 123 (2023)
  • Oxborough R.M., Seyoum A., Yihdego Y., Fondjo E., et al. Determination of the discriminating concentration of chlorfenapyr (pyrrole) and Anopheles gambiae sensu lato susceptibility testing in preparation for distribution of Interceptor® G2 insecticide‑treated nets. Malar J (2021) 20:316
  • Fondjo E., Toto J.C., Tchouakui M., et al. Three years of insecticide resistance monitoring in five sentinel sites in Cameroon: contribution to vector control decision making. American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) Annual Meeting, 17-21 November 2021.
  • Fondjo E., Toto J., Tchouaki M., et al. Insecticide susceptibility status of Anopheles gambiae s.l. in four sentinel sites in Cameroon, Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Conference, September 2019.
  • Kleinschmidt I., Mnzava A.P., Kafy H.T…  Fondjo E., et al. Design of a study to determine the impact of insecticide resistance on malaria vector control: a multi-country investigation. Malar J. 2015, Jul 22.
Dr. Etienne Fondjo