Global Health: Professor Rose Leke from Cameroon awarded the international 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health.

14 October, 2023

Dear HIFA friends and colleagues,

It is with excitement I share with you that Prof Rose Gana Fomban Leke has been awarded since the 11th of September 2023, the Virchow Prize for Global Health by the Virchow Foundation For Global Health and the Virchow Prize committee. The Virchow Prize For Global Health she received was in recognition of her distinctive and exceptional lifetime achievements in strengthening global health, pioneering infectious disease research towards a malaria-free world and relentless dedication in advancing gender equality. (to read for about the Virchow Prize for Global Health and the International 2023 Virchow Prize for Global Health awarded to professor Leke

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The Virchow Foundation for Global Health on the 3rd of October announced on its web site that Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, will give the laudation of Rose Leke. This will be done on October 14, 2023, starting 17:00 hrs (CET) at the Rotes Rathaus in Germany ( )

On behalf of HIFA, in my capacities as HIFA country representative coordinator WHO Afro region and HIFA country Representative for Cameroon respectively, dear Professor Leke receive our big Congratulations for your outstanding achievement!!

Warm regards,

Didier Demassosso

HIFA Country Representative Coordinator Afro region

HIFA Country Representative For Cameroon


Didier Demassosso

Mental Health Expert

HIFA Country Coordinator For WHO AFRO Region

HIFA Country representative of the year 2014

MHIN Africa Knowledge Exchange Assistant

Member of the African Evidence Network (AEN)

Cameroon Human Right Fellow 2017

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HIFA profile: Didier Demassosso is a mental health practitioner, Consultant (WHO , MoPH Cameroon...), Mental health advocate , Youth advocate with 10 years experience in mental health development in Cameroon. He is also a health communicator and educationist. HIFA Country Representative For Cameroon/ HIFA Country Representative of the year 2014 / Regional Coordinator for Africa. He also currently volunteers for the Mental Health Innovation Network Africa as Knowledge Exchange Assistant. Email: didier.demassosso AT