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Thank you Angèle
By Els Torreele, Senior Project Manager
One key team member of the NECT study was Angèle Ngo-On, who provided logistical support from November 2005 through August 2008.

Angèle was instrumental both in getting the study started in DRC and in keeping it going. Based in Kinshasa, Angèle liaised with all of DNDi ’s partners there, including the national control programme (PNLTHA), MSF, the Belgian cooperation agency (CTB), and the Ministry of Health. Angèle did not rest quietly in Kinshasa, as she provided hands-on support in remote settings. In Katanda, where rehabilitation was needed in order to properly conduct the study, she coordinated and supervised these activities. For both Dipumba and Katanda, she ensured that equipment (including transportation) and drug supply were in good working order, and she organised and accompanied site monitoring visits by DNDi , STI, and Epicentre.

Angèle and her family have now moved on to Niger, but her efforts and her heartwarming laugh are fondly remembered from Geneva to Mbuji Mayi in DRC.

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