Buruli ulcer

Professor Henri Assé

Nationality: Ivorian

E-mail: asseh@aviso.ci

Present positions

  • Director, Institute of Reconstructive Surgery (ICR), Côte d'Ivoire
  • Member, WHO Technical Advisory Group on Leprosy
  • WHO consultant on surgery
  • Medical and scientific advisor to Buruli ulcer health centres in Côte d'Ivoire
  • President, Africa Surgical Missions, for the management of disablling diseases (including Buruli ulcer) and the development of reconstructive surgery
  • Vice-President, Fondation Meredith, Switzerland, for the development of reconstructive surgery in Africa

Area of expertise/interest

  • Surgical management

Recent publications

  • Sica A, Dekou A, Kaba L, Ouattara D, Kouame B, Konan PG, Badet L, Asse H, Manzan K, Martin X. Genital sites of Buruli ulcer (BU): clinical and therapeutic aspects. Prog Urol. 2005 Sep;15(4):736-8. [Abstract]
  • Ouattara D, Meningaud JP, Kaba L, Sica A, Asse H. Treatment of Buruli ulcer disease by excision and skin graft. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2004 Feb;49(1):11-6. [Abstract]
  • Kanga JM, Kacou DE, Sangare A, Dabila Y, Asse NH, Djakeaux S. Recurrence after surgical treatment of Buruli ulcer in Côte d'Ivoire. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2003 Jan;96(5):406-9. [Abstract]
  • Ouattara D, Meningaud JP, Kaba L, Sica A, Asse H. Plastic surgery treatment of Buruli ulcer sequelaes. A retrospective study of 16 patients. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2003 Feb;48(1):13-9. [Abstract]
  • Brou T, Broutin H, Elguero E, Asse H, Guegan JF. Landscape Diversity Related to Buruli Ulcer Disease in Côte d'Ivoire. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2008 Jul 30;2(7):e271. [Abstract/Free full text]