Cameroon(National Times)-The death has been announced of Cameroon’s celebrated cardiologist, Professor Walinjom Terenricha Muna son of the former vice president and statesman of blessed memory Solomon Tandeng Muna. A statement from his brother Barrister Bernard Acho Muna indicates that, the medic died in the early hours of Sunday February 24th.
The National Times gathered that, the professor emeritus of Cardiology and Internal Medicine passed on to eternity in Paris, France.
Wali Muna as the deceased was popularly known across Cameroon is the fifth of eight children of onetime vice president and speaker of the National Assembly S.T .Muna.
The founding member of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences occupied the position of the National Epidemiology of Cameroon for over two decades. He was equally a World Health Organisation (WHO) expert and adviser on cardiovascular diseases. He equally occupied several other portfolios at the local, national, sub Regional and world level especially task -forces on tobacco control.
Wali was also a former president of the tobacco control commission for Africa.Among others, he served as Chairperson of the Ethical Committee of the Chantal Biya International Research Center. He led the WHO technical advisory council group on eHealth. He is a former president of the Cameroon cardiac Society. He belonged to the American College of Cardiology.
Besides the above, the global health figure headed the Yaounde General Hospital between the years 1988 to 1996. Same time, he was coordinator of the national center for hypertension and diabetes. His expertise was put to use at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Yaounde I.
Academically, the deceased obtained a B.Sc (Hons) and MSc in Biochemistry from Washington State University. Between 1973 and 74, he will undertake parallel studies to obtain and MD and PhD degrees in biochemistry from the Washington States University in Seatle.
A brief biography from his brother Barrister Ben Muna holds that, Wali trained in internal Medicine at the Osler Service of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore between 1974 to 1976. Three years following this, the deceased specialised in cardiology.
At the moment, his funeral program is still being awaited as Cameroon continues to mourn the loss of such a renowned medic of exceptional exploit.