Leke Rose Gana Fomban

Leke Rose Gana Fomban was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2016. As a fellow, Leke Rose Gana Fomban contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

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Rose Gana Fomban Leke is Professor of Immunology and Parasitology, a Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences.  Until March 2013 she was Head of Department at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde 1, and Director of the Biotechnology Centre. She serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Medical Research Institute, IMPM, serves as Vice President of the Scientific Committee of Cameroon First Lady’s Research Centre (CIRCB).  She was the 2014 Aggrey-Fraser-Guggisberg Memorial Lecturer, University of Ghana, and was awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa. Crowned QUEEN MOTHER OF THE CAMEROON MEDICAL COMMUNITY in 2018. She was one of six women awarded the 2011 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award for Women, received the 2012 award for Excellence in Science from The Cameroon Professional Society (CPS), was elected International Honorary Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, ASTMH, in 2015 She is Executive Director of the Cameroon Coalition against malaria, and   Chair of the Multilateral Initiative in Malaria (MIM) Secretariat. She has served and still serves as a consultant on many committees. For the World Health Organization (WHO) some of these are: Malaria Policy and Advisory Committee (MPAC), Chair of the African Regional Commission for the Certification of the Eradication of Poliomyelitis (ARCC), member of the Global Certification Commission (GCC), member of the WHO Emergency Committee for Polio Eradication. Was a member and Chair of the African Advisory Committee for Health Research (ACHR, WHO/AFRO), a member of the Global ACHR. Member of the WHO Emergency Advisory Committee for COVID 119 She served as Vice-Chair of the Technical Evaluation Reference group (TERG) of the Global Fund, was a member of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) for Ebola vaccine trials in Guinea. Her research interest is in the immunology of parasitic infections, particularly Malaria. She has a keen interest in Global Health issues, and the mentoring of Young Female Scientists, as Founder of the HIGHER WOMEN CONSORTIUM CAMEROUN.