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Jean Claude Mbanya, MD, PhD, MRCP (UK), FRCP (London), FCAS, FTWAS
Chief, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Unit, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Director, National Obesity Centre at the Central Hospital, Yaoundé, Cameroon
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Postgraduate Dean of the Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
Dean, College of Biological Sciences of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences

Professor Jean Claude Mbanya initially studied in Cameroon where he obtained his MD in 1979 and trained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England where he obtained a PhD and MRCP (UK). He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, Trieste and he received a Doctor philosophiae honoris causa from the University of Oslo in 2011 for his outstanding international leadership in the field of diabetes, the 2004 Harold Rifkin award from the American Diabetes Association for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes and the 2009 Philip Sherlock Award of the University Outreach Diabetes Group, Jamaica, for his outstanding international service in the field of diabetes. He is Honorary President of the International Diabetes Federation and was instrumental in the international advocacy efforts for diabetes and non-communicable diseases at the United Nations which led to the passage of the United Nations Resolution on Diabetes in 2006 and the UN Political Declaration on NCDs in 2011. Prof Mbanya has authored several books and book chapters and published over 240 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He is also a member of several WHO advisory and expert groups.

Prof Mbanya is currently Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology and Postgraduate Dean of the Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences at the University of Yaoundé1 and Dean College of Biological Sciences of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. He is also Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Unit and Director of the National Obesity Centre at the Central Hospital in Yaoundé, Cameroon.