Jean-Vivien Mombouli is molecular and cellular pharmacologist with à PhD from Université de Poitiers (France) in 1985. In 2000, following the civil war, he decided to return home, after 8 years of scientific work at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX, USA). Since, he has devoted most of his efforts to the introduction technological or procedural approaches to better control epidemics. In 2017, he advised President Alpha Condé of Guinea, for the control of the Ebola epidemic and the creation of the National Health Security Agency. In 2018, he proposed to President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo to organize a high level meeting of military and public health security experts that enabled control the Ebola epidemic in worn torn North Kivu Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jean-Vivien is a founding member of AVMI with particular interest in research and development activities, as well as community engagement to reduce vaccine-hesitancy. Jean-Vivien has been elected as a member of the board in 2021.