Wirngo “Jim William” Mohamadu Suiru, MD, MPH, is currently a malaria program management specialist working with the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) at USAID West Africa, and is based in Cameroon. In this role, he is involved with operational planning, monitoring the implementation of campaigns and routine activities for community health care for malaria, and managing partnerships and coordination of malaria control activities in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program of Cameroon.
He is a public health specialist with over 10 years of experience and a particular interest in disease control, data-driven health policy, and health system strengthening with the use of community health workers. This includes 4 years of working in a context of war with population displacement. Dr. Wirngo has served as a member of the technical group for the revision of the 2019 National Guidelines for the management of malaria in Cameroon, a WHO-certified TB consultant, and co-writer of the National Strategy for TB infection prevention and control in Cameroon. He received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degrees from University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon. Dr. Wirngo also received his Master’s in Public Health degree from Hebrew University, Israel, and was certified as a field epidemiologist by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America. He is also a holder of a Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) in sexual and reproductive health.