Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye Inducted into the French Academy of Medicine

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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In a historic breakthrough, Dr. Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye, a distinguished professor of internal medicine at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, has become the first woman from West Africa to be admitted into the esteemed French Academy of Medicine. This notable accomplishment realized on January 11th, drew heartfelt congratulations from the President of Senegal.

Born in 1968, Dr. Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye has dedicated her entire career to the medical field in Senegal. With a doctoral degree in internal medicine and having assumed the role of hospital service chief in 2017, she has directed her focus toward the intricacies of diabetes.

As a clinical research consultant at the World Health Organization, Dr. Ndour Mbaye has pioneered programs for diabetes management in resource-limited countries. Furthermore, she has championed the use of digital tools, such as teleconsultation, to enhance healthcare accessibility.

It is her exemplary expertise in the realm of diabetes that earned Professor Ndour Mbaye a coveted position within the National Academy of Medicine. As a distinguished member, she will now engage in collaborative research discussions with fellow experts, fostering advancements in the medical field, particularly about diabetes.

In her capacity as a foreign corresponding member, Dr. Maïmouna Ndour Mbaye may also contribute recommendations on global medical challenges. This prestigious acknowledgment not only honors a distinguished female medical professional but also reflects the commendable state of university-level medical education in Senegal.

Soukaina Sghir

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