The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Network, Cameroon

The HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Network, Cameroon

Our Founder

Promoter/CEO/Founder of HIVPREC

Professor Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang Ph.D (UNISA)

Professor Elvis Enowbeyang Tarkang is the former Head of Department of Health Promotion, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana and currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and Public Health, University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban South Africa. He has a Ph.D in Health Studies (Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV/AIDS, and Health Promotion) from the University of South Africa. He is the Director/CEO of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Network, Cameroon (HIVPREC), an NGO for HIV prevention through health promotion (  He is a consultant with ILO on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work. He has examined several PhD and MPhil Theses in Health Promotion for various Universities and supervised many students in Public Health at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also developed and taught several courses in Health Promotion. His areas of research interest are Social and Behavioural Aspects of HIV/AIDS and Public Health; Health Promotion; Institutional workplace HIV Policy Development; HIV and the World of Work; Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health; Health Education. He is the Founder of the Central African Journal of Public Health and the International Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Education and Behavioural Sciences, and also serves as an Editor/ Reviewer for several peer-reviewed Journals. He is an Abstract Mentor for Conferences organised by the International AIDS Society (IAS) and also a Reviewer for the International Conferences for AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) organised by the Society for AIDS in Africa (SSA). He is an Associate Editor of the Pan African Medical Journal. He is a member of the Institute of Health Promotion and Education, UK and a member of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education. He is a certified Health Promotion Practitioner and an Assessor for the Health Promotion Accreditation System of the International Union of Health Promotion and Education and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission.



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