Dr. Kadia joined LSTM in October 2020 to provide clinical, research and organisational support to the Gut Health workstream of the UKRI GCRF Action Against Stunting Hub. He is a physician general practitioner with close to four years of experience in the organisation and delivery of general medical services in rural settings of Cameroon. He has also served as main contact local physician for US Peace Corps trainees in Cameroon and coordinator of diverse HIV programmes at health facility and community levels in rural Cameroon. Through a Chevening Scholarship, Dr. Kadia obtained an MSc in Public Health for Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in 2019. He possesses remarkable skills in research design and analysis, evidence review and synthesis, design and evaluation of disease control programs, epidemiology and control of communicable diseases, statistical methods in epidemiology and applying public health principles in developing countries.
Dr. Kadia is profoundly interested in initiatives that aim to enhance clinical research and teaching in low-income settings. He has presented at diverse international conferences including the European Congress on Tropical Medicine & International Health and the Oxford Global Health Congress. He is an abstract mentor for the International AIDS Society Conference, the world’s largest meeting on HIV/AIDS. He is also peer reviewer for diverse world leading journals.
Dr. Kadia has published several research articles that principally explore diagnostic, clinical and therapeutic challenges of tropical and infectious diseases. His research focuses on providing robust evidence on cost-effective strategies to improve the prevention and management of these diseases in low-income rural settings. His publications range from clinical case reports to systematic reviews and meta-analyses.