Buruli ulcer

Dr Alphonse Um Boock

Nationality: Cameroonian

E-mail: umboock@yahoo.fr

Present position

  • Regional representative, ALES (Aide aux Lépreux Emmaüs-Suisse), Cameroon

Areas of expertise/interest

  • Communicable disease control and surveillance
  • Organization of health service delivery
  • Programme planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Capacity development
  • Operational research

Recent publications


  • Junghanss T, Um Boock A, Vogel M, Schuette D, Weinlaeder H, Pluschke G. Phase Change Material for Thermotherapy of Buruli Ulcer: A Prospective Observational Single Centre Proof-of-Principle Trial. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2009;3(2):e380. Epub 2009 Feb 17. [Abstract/Free full text]
  • Schütte D, Um-Boock A, Mensah-Quainoo E, Itin P, Schmid P, Pluschke G. Development of highly organized lymphoid structures in buruli ulcer lesions after treatment with rifampicin and streptomycin. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2007 Oct 31;1(1):e2. [Abstract/Free full text]