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New honorary degree for Professor Jean-Jacques Mujembe



Already a member of the Honoris Causa of the French Medical Academy, Professor Jean-Jacques Mujembe has just received a doctorate from Honoris Causa at Harvard University in Boston, USA.

The first microbiologist to discover the Ebola virus while working in Jambuk in the very first outbreak in 1976, Professor Mujembe also led the development of the first effective treatment for the virus and was the pioneer of the introduction of experimental Ebola vaccines.

Today, the 80-year-old Congolese scientist, known as the “African Ebola Hunter”, has worked hard to build the country’s scientific capacity, has also played a key role in the World Organization (WHO) in the fight against infectious diseases, and has received several prestigious awards and recognition, including inclusion in Time magazine’s list of America’s 100 Most Influential People.

He is currently the Director General of the National Institute for Biomedical Research (INRB) and, since March 2020, has also been the coordinator for the CONVID-19 pandemic in the DRC.

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