Jean Claude Mbanya
Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Yaounde
Professor Mbanya’s practice and research have largely contributed to increase the world’s awareness on diabetes in Africa.
He has authored 100+ peer reviewed publications and has served on the editorial boards of Diabetes Voice, Practical Diabetes International, International Diabetes Digest and British Medical Journal. He is currently co-editor of Diabetes in Africa.
Professor Mbanya has been actively involved with IDF for many years, notably as Chair of the IDF African Region (1994-2000), Vice-President of IDF (2000-2006), member of the Board of Management and Executive Board (1994-present) and Chair of the IDF Task Force on Insulin, Test Strips and Other Diabetes Supplies (1997-2006). Prof Mbanya also serves on several WHO advisory groups: the WHO African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development, the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Chronic Degenerative Diseases Diabetes, and the WHO Committee on Classification and Diagnosis of Diabetes.
In 2004 he received the Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes.