Jean Bosco Ouedraogo is a MD, parasitologist and Researcher with a distinguished scientific career with major contributions to science in Burkina Faso. He is also a Professor of parasitology at the universities of Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso. Since 1983, He have conducted a series of studies on the resistance to different antimalarial drugs using in vivo, in vitro and molecular techniques. Recently he participated and played an important role in the RTS,S malaria vaccine trial in Burkina. He is currently investigating the potential benefit of adding azithromycin to the antimalarials used for SMC and a comparative study of SMC and seasonal vaccination with RTSS. He is also PI of many ongoing clinical trials and vaccine trials in the region of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.
His scientific contributions have been presented in over 185 peer reviewed publications.
In addition to the scientific activities he has had substantial administrative responsibilities acting as director of Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (IRSS) in Bobo-Dioulasso from 1999-2015 and Director General of the Centre Muraz from 2009 -2013.
He is currently:
- Head of Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases Unit, IRSS
- Director General of INSTech, Bobo-Dioulasso
- Executive secretary of WAHRNET (West African Health Research Network)