Pr. Mbonda Elie


Born on July 3, 1949, Prof. Elie Mbonda is a son of the Djebem Sub-Division, Koung-Khi Division under the West Region of the Republic of Cameroon.

After undergoing university studies, he obtained a PhD in Medicine in 1981 at the Yaounde University Centre of Health Science. In 1987, he obtained a ‘Certificat d’Etudes Spéciales en Pédiatrie’ at the State University of Liège in Belgium. Three years later in 1990, he was awarded a ‘Diplôme d’Etudes Spéciales en Neurologie Pédiatrique’, by the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. Then in 1998, he received an aggregation in Medicine (CAMES) in Cotonou, Benin.

At the professional level, prior to his appointment as member of the Electoral Board in 2008, this holder of an aggregation in medicine had occupied key positions both on the national and international scenes notably:

  • General Practitioner at the Mbalmayo Divisional Hospital, from 1981 to 1984;
  • Assistant Lecturer at the Bavière University Centre under the State University of Liège, Belgium from 1984 to 1987;
  • Assistant Specialist at the ‘Cliniques Universitaires St. Luc’ in the Catholic University of Louvain (Brussels), from 1987 to 1990;
  • Head of the General Paediatrics Wing in the Chantal BIYA Mother and Child Foundation, from 1999 to 2000;
  • Lecturer and Unit Head of Paediatrics Neurology at the Yaounde Central Hospital, from 1990 to 2000;
  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Science (FMBS) and Director of the Higher Nursing Education Centre, FMBS- University of Yaounde I, from 1993 to 2002;
  • Director of Hospital Medicine and President of the National Health Council, Ministry of Public Health-Cameroon, from 2000 to 2004;
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) expert for the Africa region, since 1996;
  • President of the Health Commission of the Pan-African Parliament (African/African Union, Midrand-South Africa MP), from 2004 to 2007;
  • Lecturer and Unit Head of Paediatrics and Epileptological Neurology, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Science, University of Yaounde I and Yaounde General Gynaecology-Obstetrics Hospital, Ministry of Public Health, since 2004.

Prof. Elie MBONDA was MP in the Cameroon National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and is a former MP in the African Parliament and has been an African Union Elections Observer on several occasions.

On January 29, 2009, this Commander of the National Order of Valour took the following oath of office before the Constitutional Council: “I swear to fully and faithfully discharge my duties and to exercise my office without fear or favour in accordance with the Constitution and laws in force, to ensure the confidentiality of proceedings and votes, to abstain from taking public positions and to decline any consultation on matters falling within the purview of Elections Cameroon.”

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