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Democratic Republic of the Congo

PMA2020/Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) launched in Kinshasa, with Tulane University's School of Public Health taking the lead on country support and technical assistance in conjunction with the School of Public Health at the University of Kinshasa. The project sampled 58 enumeration areas in Kinshasa, training resident enumerators and supervisors to conduct and oversee data collection. The first three rounds of data collection occurred exclusively in Kinshasa. In round four, PMA2020/DRC will expand to cover the province adjacent to Kinshasa, Kongo Central. 
 
Survey progress: Completed four rounds of data collection in Kinshasa and one round in Kongo Central. Preparation for round 5 is underway. Access all PMA2020/DRC publications here.

Principal Investigator: Philip Anglewicz, PhD

Dr. Anglewicz is an assistant professor at the Department of Global Health Systems and Development at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. His primary research interest is the relationship between migration and health in developing countries, which he has pursued in several contexts. Other research interests include, migration and health, impacts of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, aging in sub-Saharan Africa, biomarker measures of health and survey methodology.
 
 

Co-Principal Investigator: Patrick K. Kayembe, MD, PhD

Dr Patrick K. Kayembe is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Kinshasa School of Medicine and the Kinshasa School of Public Health, University of Kinshasa. He is the head of the department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and is the former Dean of the Kinshasa School of Public Health.  He has extensive research experience in HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis and program evaluation and has accrued over 30 years of research experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo and across Africa.  His current research focuses on behavioral determinants of HIV and Reproductive Health. He holds a MD from the University of Kinshasa, a Master of Public Health and PhD from The Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana.
 

Data Manager: Michel Kayembe Bikulu

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Michel Kayembre Bikulu is the Data Manager for PMA2020/DRC and holds a degree in Computer Engineering. He is currently the computer scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Kinshasa School of Public Health, where he is responsible for the management of data of large-scale surveys. He is also a humanitarian aid worker​.
 
 

Assistant Data Manager: Maurice Kabango Mutuale

DRC-Maurice-edit.jpgMr. Maurice Kabango Mutuale is the Assistant Data Manager for PMA2020/DRC. He holds an advanced degree (BAC + 6 years) in physical sciences and informatics in from the University of Kinshasa and has extensive experience in data management of studies organized in the department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Kinshasa School of Public Health. He is also involved in the training of PMA2020 Resident Enumerators. He is proficient in the Microsoft Office package as well as statistical software and data entry​.

IT Specialist & Field Coordinator: Pierre Akilimali Zalagile, MD, MPH

DRC-Pierre-edit.jpgPierre Akilimali Zalagile is the IT Specialist and Field Coordinator for PMA2020/DRC. He is a trained Medical Doctor and holds a Master in Health Economics and a  Masters of Advanced Study (DEA) in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Kinshasa. He is currently a PhD candidate at Kinshasa School of Public Health. Since the beginning of the PMA2020 project, he has been a lead programmer of Android phones. He has significant experience with household surveys (conceptualization, sampling, data collection, cleaning and analysis, and dissemination). He trains Enumerators and Supervisors, assists the local Principal Investigator (Professor Kayembe) in conducting pilot studies. Additionally, he teaches Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Methods and Computer Literacy in under and post-graduates.