Prof. Mbatchou Ngahane Bertrand Hugo
Vice President - Francophone
Prof Mbatchou Ngahane Bertrand Hugo is currently a Professor of pulmonary medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Douala.
He is a consultant in Respiratory and Occupational Medicine at the Douala general Hospital in Cameroon. He obtained his medical degree from Yaounde 1 University and did his residency in pulmonary medicine at the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. He has also been trained in occupational medicine in the same university. He is President of the Cameroon Chest Society, the vice President of the Pan African Thoracic Society and he is member of several international scientific organisations. He is also the secretary of the Adult & Child Lung Section of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Union Conference. Pr Mbatchou is a Fellow of American Thoracic Society since 2019.
His research interest includes asthma, COPD, air pollution, tuberculosis and occupational medicine. He lead the BOLD study and the IMPALA-Unit NIHR funded Project in Cameroon. He is passionate in research on air pollution. He has been collaborating on research on household air pollution since 2015 with University of Liverpool and is currently a co-investigator in the NIHR project, CLEAN-Air(Africa) Unit, a partnership of experts from academic, research and clinical institutions from the UK, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.