Selected Publications (last 5 years)

International peer-reviewed publications

1.Wonkam A, Nzeale Noubiap JJ, Djomou F, Fieggen K, Njock R, and Bengono Toure G. Etiology of childhood hearing loss in Cameroon (sub-Saharan Africa). Eur J Med Genet. 2013 Jan;56(1):20-5.

2.Scott C J, Futter M, Wonkam A. Prenatal diagnosis and termination of pregnancy: perspectives of South African parents of children with Down syndrome. J Community Genet. 2013 Jan;4(1):87-97.

3.Swart M, Skelton M, Wonkam A, Kannemeyer L, Chin’ombe N, Dandara C. CYP1A2, CYP2A6, CYP2B6, CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 Polymorphisms in Two Bantu-Speaking Populations from Cameroon and South Africa: Implications for Global Pharmacogenetics. Curr Pharmacogenomics Person Med. 2012;10 (11): 43-53

4. Wonkam A., Zambo H., Ngongang Tekendo C., Béna F. and Dahoun S. Initiation of Prenatal genetic diagnosis of Chomosomal anomlies in Cameroon (sub-Saharan Africa). Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012 Feb;116(2):174-5

5.Ruffieux N, Njamnshi AK, Wonkam A, Hauert CA, Chanal J, Verdon V, Fonsah JY, Eta SC, Doh RF, Ngamaleu RN, Kengne AM, Fossati C, Sztajzel R.Association between biological markers of sickle cell disease and cognitive functioning amongst Cameroonian children. Child Neuropsychol. 2013;19(2):143-60.

6.Mouafo Tambo FF, Birraux J, Wonkam A, Sando Z, Joko YW, Mure PY, Coultre CL, Andze GO, Sosso MA. Urethral duplication in a 12-year-old child. Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2011 Sep-Dec;8(3):313-6.

7.Wonkam A., Ngongang Tekendo C., Zambo H.,  Morris M.A. Initiation of Prenatal genetic diagnosis of sickle cell anemai in Cameroon (sub-Saharan Africa). Prenat Diagn, 2011 Dec;31(12):1210-2.

8.Wonkam A, Kenfack MA, Muna WF, Ouwe-Missi-Oukem-Boyer O. Ethics of Human Genetic studies in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Cameroon through a bibliometric analysis. Dev World Bioeth. 2011 Dec;11(3):120-7.

9.Wonkam A, Tekendo CN, Sama DJ, Zambo H, Dahoun S, Béna F, Morris MA. Initiation of a medical genetics service in sub-Saharan Africa: experience of prenatal diagnosis in Cameroon. Eur J Med Genet. 2011 Jul-Aug;54(4):e399-404.

10.Wonkam A, Njamnshi AK, Mbanya D, Ngogang J, Zameyo C, Angwafo FF 3rd. Acceptability of prenatal diagnosis by a sample of parents of sickle cell anemia patients in cameroon (sub-saharan Africa). J Genet Couns. 2011 Oct;20(5):476-85.

11.Wonkam A, Extermann P, Birraux J, Fokstuen S. Are abdominal wall defects and external genitalia anomalies randomly expressed in some families? Congenit Anom (Kyoto). 2011 Jun;51(2):96-9.

12.Wonkam A, Muna W, Ramesar R, Rotimi CN, Newport MJ. Capacity-building in human genetics for developing countries: initiatives and perspectives in sub-Saharan Africa. Public Health Genomics. 2010;13(7-8):492-4.

13.Wonkam A, Fieggen K, Ramesar R. Beyond the Caster Semenya controversy: the case of the use of genetics for gender testing in sport. J Genet Couns. 2010 Dec;19(6):545-8.

14.Wonkam A. Are we genetically literate enough for gender verification in Sport? Br J Sports Med, published online September 14, 2010

15.Sirugo G, Williams SM, Royal CD, Newport MJ, Hennig BJ, Mariani-Costantini R, Buonaguro FM, Velez Edwards DR, Ibrahim M, Soodyall H, Wonkam A, Ramesar R, Rotimi CN. Report on the 6th African Society of Human Genetics (AfSHG) Meeting, March 12-15, 2009, Yaounde, Cameroon. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Aug;83(2):226-9.

16.Wonkam A, Kenfack MA, Bigoga J, Nkegoum B, Muna W. Inauguration of the cameroonian society of human genetics. Pan Afr Med J. 2009 Oct 20;3:8.

17.Njamnshi, AK; Wonkam A; Ongolo-Zogo, P, et al.The risk of stroke in sickle cell subjects in Cameroon: the first report J Neurol Sci. 2009;  285 : S161-S161. Paul Djientcheu V, Njamnshi AK, Wonkam A, Njiki J, Guemse M, Mbu R, Obama MT, Takongmo S, Kago I, Tetanye E, Tietche F. Management of neural tube defects in a Sub-Saharan African country: the situation in Yaounde, Cameroon. J Neurol Sci. 2008 Dec 15;275(1-2):29-32.

19. Wonkam A, Hurst SA. Acceptance of abortion by doctors and medical students in Cameroon. Lancet. 2007 Jun 16;369(9578):1999.Local

20.Wonkam A, Ponde C, Nicholson N, Fieggen K, Ramesar R, Davidson A.The Burden of Sickle Cell Disease in Cape Town. S Afr Med J. 2012 Jun 28;102(9):752-4.

21. Beighton P, Fieggen K, Wonkam A, Ramesar R, Greenberg J. UCT’s contribution to medical genetics in Africa – from the past into the future S Afr Med J. 2012 Mar 2;102(6):446-8

22. Ntusi NB, Badri M, Gumedze F, Wonkam A, Mayosi BM.Clinical characteristics and outcomes of familial and idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy in Cape Town: A comparative study of 120 cases followed up over 14 years. S Afr Med J. 2011 May 25;101(6):399-404.

23.Ntusi NB, Wonkam A, Shaboodien G, Badri M, Mayosi BM. Frequency and clinical genetics of familial dilated cardiomyopathy in Cape Town: Implications for the evaluation of patients with unexplained cardiomyopathy. S Afr Med J. 2011 May 25;101(6):394-8.

Books authorred


Wonkam A;  Krause A.; Chapter: Hemoglobinopathies in Africa; Variation and Genetic Disorders of Developing Countries

Oxford University Press. 2012.  p409-420; ed D. Khumar;

Wonkam A.  Chapter: The burden of birth defects and genetic disease in sub-Saharan Africa;  Genomic Variation and Genetic Disorders of Developing Countries Oxford University Press 2012. p421-443; ed D. Khumar:


Angwafo III FF, Wonkam A, Griffith D, Kuwong PM. Chapter: Urinary stone disease in adults (USDA) in Cameroon: stone Composition and etiopathogenesis; Urolithiasis, Preminger 2000.:p 387-389; Ed A.L. Rogers, B.E. Hibbert, B. Hess, S.R. Khan and G.M.