Issue #08 of Summit Magazine is now available in newsstands in Cameroon. This issue includes an exclusive interview with Prof. Anomah Ngu, the one-time Professor of Surgery at the School of Medicine in Ibadan, winner of the prestigious Lasker Award for his groundbreaking research on cancer, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Yaounde, and former Cameroonian Minister of Public Health, who is now under a cloud of controversy, and even ridicule, over his claims that he has found a vaccine for AIDS. In what is his most extensive interview ever, Prof. Ngu outlines the scientific basis for his Vanhivax vaccine which he claims is both preventive and curative, takes on his critics who now refer to the once venerated medical doctor as a charlatan, and also walks down memory lane, revisiting his role in the (re)unification of the two Cameroons, his University of Ibadan days, his relationships with presidents Ahidjo and Biya, among other issues.
Whether one disagrees or not with Prof. Ngu's claims that he has discovered an AIDS vaccine, one cannot help but be impressed with his stellar professional career. Thanks to a well-researched interview, Summit Magazine has successfully captured the essence and life of this colossus who at 83 is at the twilight of his life. Hopefully the Prof. will be ultimately vindicated and will not see his stellar career go up in flames over the Vanhivax controversy.
This issue also includes many interesting profiles including those of University Distinguished Professor Ndiva Kofele-Kale and gospel singer Anita Etta.
Prof. Anomah Ngu Biodata
Born: 1926, Buea, Cameroon
Education: Secondary schooling in Sasse, Cameroon, and Ibadan, Nigeria; University of Ibadan (1948 –1950); St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, University of London (1951–1954).
Career: Professor of Surgery, University of Ibadan (1965-1971);
Professor of Surgery, University de Yaoundé (1971-1974); Vice Chancellor, University of Yaounde (1974-1982);
President of the Association of African Universities (1981-1982); Minister of Public Health, Government of
Cameroon (1984-1988); Director of the Cancer Research Laboratory, University de Yaoundé (1984); Founder - Hope Clinic Cameroon (1991)
Awards: Grand Commandant de l’Ordre de la Valeur, Cameroun; Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in Clinical Cancer Chemotherapy (1972);
Dr. Samuel Lawrence Adesuyi Award and Medal by the West African Health Community (1989); Leon H. Sullivan
Achievement Award, U.S.A. (2003).
Source: WIPO Magazine/July-August 2005
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