Fred Eboko

PhD in Political Science and is Research Director at the Research Institute for Development

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Fred Eboko holds a PhD in Political Science and is Research Director at the Research Institute for Development ( and Deputy Director of the Population and Development Center (CEPED – UMR 196 Paris Descartes University – IRD: He has been working on health policies in Africa for twenty years. He was the precursor of a typology of African States faced with HIV/AIDS. He has proposed an original methodological and theoretical tool to analyze public policies in Africa and in the South, a matrix of public action. He is the Publication Director of the online review Face A Face. Regards sur la santé. Fred Eboko was a member of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) from 2010 to 2016, and is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Épicentre, an epidemiological research institute of MSF. He has published Repenser l’action publique en Afrique. Du sida à l’analyse de la globalisation des politiques publiques (Karthala, Paris, 2015) and co-signed the collective works Les Suds face au sida. Quand la société civile se mobilise (IRD Éditions, Marseille, 2011) and Accès décentralisé au traitement du VIH/sida. Évaluation de l’expérience camerounaise (National Agency for Scientific Research, Paris, 2010). He coordinates with Patrick Awondo the edition of the review Politique Africaine, “Cameroun : l’État stationnaire”.

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Africa: Public health, a question of political will

For Fred Eboko, Research Director at IRD and a specialist in public health policies in Africa, political will and a firmly established local base for initiatives are key factors in addressing public health issues in Africa.


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