Yap Boum

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Professor Yap Boum II is the regional representative for Epicenter Africa, the research arm of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), known also as Doctors Without Borders. He is currently based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. From 2009 to 2014, Boum headed the Epicenter’s research base in Mbarara, Uganda, leading research projects that included tuberculosis and malaria. Most recently, in Democratic Republic of Congo, he was involved in the Ebola outbreak and the use of the Ebola vaccine for MSF/Epicenter of the Ebola.