Prof Walinjom F. Muna dies in Paris

One of Cameroon’s celebrated Cardiologists, Prof Walinjom Fombad Tenjericha Muna is dead.

The fifth child of the Muna family died on Sunday 24th February 2019 in Paris, France. He was married and father of one.

Prof Walinjom F. Muna the Cardiologist

Prof Walinjom F. Muna was a retired Professor of Cardiology and Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde 1.

He worked at the Yaounde General Hospital and has been Coordinator of the National Centre for Hypertension and Diabetes.

Professor Walinjom Muna has occupied a number of posts of responsibility including:

President of the Cameroon Cardiac Society and the Pan African Society of Cardiology

Chairperson of Cameroon’s Public Health Forum

President of the National Epidemiology Committee of Cameroon

President of the Tobacco Control Commission for Africa

Chairperson of the Ethical Committee of the Chantal Biya International Research Centre

President of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on eHealth.

The learned Professor also provided leadership in the development of a comprehensive anti-tobacco legislation in Cameroon.

Educational background

He was holder of a BSc and MSc in Biochemistry from Washington State University in 1969.

He also had an MD and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Washington in Seattle.

He specialised in Cardiology at HLBI/NIH Bethesda MarFellow of the American College of Cardiology Maryland USA and Yale-New Haven University Hospital.

Prof Walimjom Muna is also a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and trained in Internal Medicine at the Osler Service of John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Distinctions

He was a Knight, Commander and Grand Officer of the National Order of Valor of Cameroon and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daniel Muna Memorial Clinic before his death.

Eleanor Ayuketah Ngochi

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