Dr. Elvis Temfack

Position: Senior Research Officer - Africa CDC
Categories: RA Speakers 2023

Dr. Elvis Temfack works at Africa CDC as Senior Research officer, based in Ethiopia. His background training is in clinical medicine and public health with over 15 years’ experience in clinical research and comprehensive clinical case management. Prior to joining Africa CDC, he joined Epicentre of Médecins Sans Frontières in Paris, a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Response to Emerging Diseases, working in Malawi for three years as field principal investigator generating relevant clinical evidence to support Malawian ministry of Health change pf policy for HIV first-line treatment from Efavirenz to Dolutegravir-based therapy.


He is a member of the European Society of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the International Society of Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM) and a contributor to the Mycology One World One Guideline working group, an initiative of the European Confederation of Medical Mycologist (ECMM), ISHAM and American Society of Microbiology initiative (ASM). He has co-authored many peer reviewed publications in high readership international journals and is associate editor in some international journals. He is also a member of many collaborative working groups, serving in scientific and advisory groups addressing research in human health.