Pr. Renaud Piarroux
Université de la Méditerrannée
Pr. Renaud Piarroux is Professor of Parasitology and Paediatrician, specializing in infectious and tropical diseases.
He owns a Ph.D in microbiology..
Currently, Pr. Piarroux works as both a practitioner and a researcher in the area of epidemics and endemic tropical diseases. He directs the department of parasitology and mycology of the Assistance Publique (teaching hospital) of Marseille. In parallel, he participates in the fighting of epidemics in developing countries (Sub-Saharan Africa, Comores, Middle-East, Central America).
He has done numerous epidemiological assessments (epidemiological risks after natural disasters, parasitic diseases, cholera and plague outbreaks) for the World Health Organisation, the French ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as for several NGOs.

Since 2005:
He assists the Congolese Ministry of Public Health to draw up and implement a program against cholera in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

1993 – 2003: He participated to humanitarian missions in Croatia (1993), Democratic Republic of Congo (refugees camps in Goma, 1994), Afghanistan (1995), Rwanda (1996), Honduras (Hurricane Mitch, 1998), Albania (1999), Comoros (9 missions from 1995 to 2000, including management of a cholera epidemic), Democratic Republic of Congo (Goma after eruption of Nyiragongo Volcano, Katanga, Bandundu, 2002-2003).
The University of the Méditerranée


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