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Alfred Njamnshi


Prof. Alfred K. Njamnshi

Alfred K. NJAMNSHI, MD, MA, DMS, FMH, FCAS, FRCP (UK), is professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of The University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon), where he heads the Neuroscience Laboratory he founded, chairs the neurology and neuroscience residency programmes and coordinates all 31 residency programmes of the school. He is also Chief of Neurology at the Yaoundé Central Hospital (a university teaching hospital), the base of his clinical practice and training of students and residents. Prof. Njamnshi obtained his MD from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon and is Swiss-Board Certified (FMH) in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology and holder an MA in Education (medical education) from the UK, where he is also Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP). Prof Njamnshi has published over 180 peer-reviewed scientific articles in high impact journals and his current research interests are in brain health as well as basic, clinical, translational and environmental neuroscience.

Prof. Njamnshi is Founder and Executive Director of Brain Research Africa Initiative (BRAIN) ( ) with the vision, mission and passion of promoting neuroscience research, brain health and development in Africa. The BRAIN global office is registered in Geneva, Switzerland where it has obtained the status of a public utility organisation and the continental office is in Yaoundé, Cameroon. BRAIN has a network of partner institutions that help her accomplish her mission, including university institutions in the USA (Nebraska, South Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, etc), Europe (Switzerland, France, UK, Belgium, and Africa (including the African Union Commission and 24 Faculties of Medicine from 15 African countries). BRAIN is a registered organisation with the USA system (UEID: X2X3VNLXLKE1).

Alfred K. Njamnshi is also President of the Society of Cameroonian Neurologists (SCAN) and Delegate for Cameroon to the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Council of Delegates. He is WFN emeritus Director for Africa, and Life Past President of the Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (PAANS) as well as Founding member and Past-Vice President of the African Academy of Neurology (AFAN).