Andre Pascal Kengne

Scientific Advisory Board

South African Medical Research Council

Collaboration Interests
  • Non-communicable disease

Andre Pascal Kengne is a medical doctor and internist from the School of Medicine of Yaoundé in Cameroon, and holds a PhD in medicine from Sydney University, Australia. He is the current Director of South African Medical Research Council’s Non-Communicable Diseases Research Unit with a conjoint appointment as Professor of the Department of Medicine of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His areas of research include chronic diseases epidemiology and prevention in developing countries, decision making in diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. He has a background in longitudinal studies methodologies, both interventional and observational, as well as related statistical methods. He has practiced Medicine in Africa, lectured and mentored on issues relating to chronic diseases, and conducted research on those conditions in both in Africa and globally. He is co-author of over 650 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and monographs on chronic diseases worldwide; and has received several distinctions during his career as a researcher.

SANTHE is an Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) flagship programme funded by the Science for Africa Foundation through the DELTAS Africa programme; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Gilead Sciences Inc.; and the Ragon Institute of Mass General, MIT, and Harvard.