Ghyslain MOMBO-NGOMA, MD, PhD is the head of the Clinical Operations department at the Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL), Gabon and lecturer at the Faculty of medicine at the University of Libreville. Ghyslain MOMBO-NGOMA holds a Professorship for Clinical Drug Development for Poverty Related Diseases at the UKE-Hamburg and the BNITM. Ghyslain MOMBO-NGOMA was trained as an MD and epidemiologist and defended a PhD thesis on parasitic infections during pregnancy. He has track records of leading multinational clinical trials in the field of malaria and between 2008 and 2012 he has successfully established a satellite research site in the semi-rural town of Fougamou in Gabon. His key research interests are epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, immunology of parasitic infections and motherhood and child health consequences. His medium and long term career goals are to establish a research programme of the impact of tropical infectious diseases on women reproductive health and child development in sub-Saharan Africa.