Michel Garenne

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Michel Garenne

Michel L. Garenne, Ph.D.[a 1] (demography), is Director of Research at the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD) and is currently working at the Institut Pasteur, Emerging Diseases Unit, in Paris. He is also honorary Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He directed the Niakhar Demographic Surveillance System in Senegal in the 1980s and has collaborated with the Agincourt Health and Demographic Surveillance System in South Africa since 1992. He is the author of numerous publications on population and health issues in Africa, and has taught demography at several universities in Europe (Paris, Clermont‑Ferrand, Heidelberg, Antwerp), and in the United States (Harvard).

His main research interest is on public health issues seen from a demographic perspective.[1]

No net effect of circumcision on HIV

In 2022, Garenne investigated the complex relationships between circumcision and HIV prevalence in Lesotho and found no net effect of circumcision on HIV. The study (see below) questions the amount of effort and money spent on VMMC in Lesotho.


External links


  1. REFweb Doctor of Philosophy, Wikipedia. Retrieved 16 June 2021. (Also abbreviated as D.Phil.)


  1. REFweb Michel Garenne, Demographic Research. Retrieved 12 April 2022.