Mbacham F. Wilfred is a Titular Prof of Public Health Biotechnology. He obtained a Doctorat d'Université in Molecular Parasitology from the University of Yaoundé I (1989) and a Doctor of Science Degree in Tropical Public Health from Harvard (1997). He researches on host and pathogen genomics and the interaction between Communicable and Non Communicable diseases. He has served in leadership positions in many national and international programs. He is the Executive Director of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Secretariat that promotes fundamental research on Malaria but also organises a 2000-person capacity conference every 4 years. For 10 years, (2006-2016) he also coordinated the APALP (Assises Pan Africaines de Lutte contre le Paludisme) that brought together 35 National Malaria Control Program Managers from Anglophone, Lusophone and Francophone Africa, to discuss and exchange strategies for success in rolling out various anti-malarial interventions. He has developed a philosophical approach to Professionalizing Planning Actions in Science & Technology Education & University-based Research (Pro-P.A.S.T.E.U.R.) that integrates platforms /technopoles for bioscience, hard core sciences and research-uptake. He won the prestigious World Academy Prize for 2017 for the promotion of science and technology in sub-Saharan Africa. He is immediate past chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2014-2017). His is the immediate past and Founding chair of the Department of Health Economics at CATUC (2012-2019). He was elected chair of the Program Management Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency-AFRA program of 41 African member states (2015- 2021). He is the current coordinator of the graduate program unit in Life Sciences and the Biology of organisms at the University of Yaoundé I. He has supervised more than 75 Masters and 10 MD level students, 24 PhDs and more under training. He has more than 200 publications including book chapters, books, manuals and scientific articles in peered reviewed journals. He is a fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and of the African Academy of Sciences. He is the tribal leader of the people of Funam, NWR, Cameroon
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