Jean-Claude Mbanya is Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Director Biotechnology Center and Coordinator Doctoral School of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, University of Yaoundé 1 and Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology & Diabetes, at the University of Technology, He is also Consultant Physician and Director of the National Obesity Centre at the University Teaching Hospital in Yaoundé. He is immediate Past President of the International Diabetes Federation. He initially studied in Cameroon where he obtained his MD and trained at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England where he obtained a PhD and later Member of the Royal College of Physicians. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London and Doctor philosophiae honoris causa, University of Oslo, Norway. Prof. Mbanya also currently serves on several international scientific and WHO advisory groups, including the Expert Advisory Panel on Chronic Degenerative Diseases and Diabetes and the WHO African Advisory Committee on Health Research and Development. He is a recipient of several international awards. His major interests include diabetes and other non-communicable diseases epidemiology and prevention, integration of diabetes care in the health care system of developing countries, diabetes complications, obesity and physical activity as risk factors of non-communicable diseases.