ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, PROFESSOR WALINJOM MUNA . We will remember him forever.
Posted by Madeleine Ngandeu on March 26, 2019
Hommage de la Société Camerounaise de Médecine Interne (SOCAMI) au Professeur MUNA, interniste et cardiologue chevronné
Une fois de plus, la grande faucheuse a frappé : après les enfants hier, c’est notre parent aujourd’hui, notre Maître, un Maître exceptionnel ! Ah, quelle injustice sommes-nous tentés de dire… mais qui sommes-nous pour oser juger la vie ?
La Société Camerounaise de Médecine interne est triste, abattue ! Le Maître, notre Mentor, le baobab de la science s’en est allé, sur la pointe des pieds.
Le Professeur Wally, le Professeur MUNA comme nous l’appelions, a formé plusieurs générations d’internistes et même d’autres spécialistes à la Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Biomédicales de l’Université de Yaoundé I, contribuant ainsi à l’essor de cette spécialité dans notre pays.
Professeur MUNA, Cher Maître, vous avez été un Chef de Département de Médecine Interne et Spécialités à la hauteur de la tâche, rigoureux, honnête, loin des intrigues, un Grand et Vrai Maître ! Vos enseignements de la médecine résonnent encore comme un écho en nous. Maître exceptionnel, vous avez laissé votre empreinte en chacun de nous et nous avons retenu la leçon de ne jamais céder au découragement.
Oui, vos élèves, vos enfants vous pleurent à raison ! Nous pleurons notre Icone, notre Bibliothèque. Vous nous avez fait rêver, vous nous avez servi de modèle ! Qui de nous n’a pas voulu vous ressembler dans le domaine médical ? Nous vous promettons cher Maître, que la relève continuera le chemin jusqu’au bout pour que la médecine interne que vous avez tant enseignée, rayonne toujours dans notre pays.
Dear Sir, “you were good for us! You were the generation of good men, and, create leaders of our formative years”! You left a good legacy. May your Soul rest in perfect peace!
A maman Thérèse, votre épouse, qui a toujours eu pour nous, un accueil très maternel, nous témoignons notre compassion, de même pour votre fille, vos frères et sœur.
Professeur Madeleine NGANDEU pour la SOCAMI
Posted by Joshua Walinjom on March 8, 2019
EULOGY FOR Prof. WALINJOM MUNA FROM THE
NATIONAL CENTER OF DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION (NCDH)
YAOUNDE CENTRAL HOSPITAL.

Mrs. Therese Muna, Vanessa Muna, members of the Muna family, distinguished guests, what we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Professor Muna, you are and shall forever be part of the NCDH.

When words are most empty, tears are most apt, for the NCDH has loosed its illustrious coordinator; a great master, a mighty physician and an incomparable teacher, a man after God's own heart, a great hero and an epitome of excellence.

Thousands of words have been written and spoken to describe this quintessence of astuteness and pinnacle of wisdom, but I must admit none of them is adequate enough to describe the embodiment of this mighty man of valor. 

You left us to join our brother Dr Alain Kamga. Great is our distress for grief is the Price of Love. It is so painful because the song is ended though the melody lingers on….
The NCDH mourns its emblematic founder, for the great Baobab has fallen.

Born of Elizabeth Muna and Honorable S.T. Muna, the former Vice President of Cameroon, trained at Washington State University and at the Osler Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore - USA, imagine the great privilege God gave us to learn and work at the NCDH with Pr Wali an extraordinary trailblazer. 

The unconditional love you had for your people and your burning desire to make the care for hypertensive and diabetic patients affordable, led to your creation of the NCDH.

You wanted the treatment of diabetes and hypertension to be at the reach of all, no matter their socio-economic class. 
As you always said; none should be left untreated because he lacks money.

You knew how to select the best healthcare professionals and bring out their utmost potential, inspiring them to devote themselves altruistically to the service of humanity.
Together with Prof Nouedoui and Prof Kingue you all thought us that;
the good physician treats the disease but the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

Even in your last days when your vibrant strength was failing, you spent hours upon hours at night interpreting Holter ECGs. 
Your patients were your priority. They came first and you came last.

Professor, the patients are crying, the doctors are wailing … where is the great physician, where is our mentor, our champion, the lionheart, the great chevalier...?

You were awarded several medals of Honor, but no medal could ever really classify your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious worth.

Thank you Master for you taught us that what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, but it is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown.

YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON.
By
All the Doctors and Para-medical staff of the National Center of Diabetes and Hypertension (NCDH) Yaounde Central Hospital.

Compiled by Dr Joshua WALINJOM (MD).
Posted by Rose Yidmia Njinimbot on March 8, 2019
Cry not, but pray for his peaceful passage to the LORD. "The earth is no home to anyone, but a corridor to our final resting place in the hands if our creator. Uncle, your life with us was the candle light that would be difficult for us to estinct, but keep burning. My love to all who went before you.
Rest in Perfect Peace UNCLE,
I J M N.
Posted by Joshua Walinjom on March 4, 2019
Quote :
“If your efforts are guided by honesty and rigor, if you do it without getting tired or giving in to discouragement, you will inevitably reach the top.”
By Pr Walinjom Muna.

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Recent Tributes
Posted by Madeleine Ngandeu on March 26, 2019
Hommage de la Société Camerounaise de Médecine Interne (SOCAMI) au Professeur MUNA, interniste et cardiologue chevronné
Une fois de plus, la grande faucheuse a frappé : après les enfants hier, c’est notre parent aujourd’hui, notre Maître, un Maître exceptionnel ! Ah, quelle injustice sommes-nous tentés de dire… mais qui sommes-nous pour oser juger la vie ?
La Société Camerounaise de Médecine interne est triste, abattue ! Le Maître, notre Mentor, le baobab de la science s’en est allé, sur la pointe des pieds.
Le Professeur Wally, le Professeur MUNA comme nous l’appelions, a formé plusieurs générations d’internistes et même d’autres spécialistes à la Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Biomédicales de l’Université de Yaoundé I, contribuant ainsi à l’essor de cette spécialité dans notre pays.
Professeur MUNA, Cher Maître, vous avez été un Chef de Département de Médecine Interne et Spécialités à la hauteur de la tâche, rigoureux, honnête, loin des intrigues, un Grand et Vrai Maître ! Vos enseignements de la médecine résonnent encore comme un écho en nous. Maître exceptionnel, vous avez laissé votre empreinte en chacun de nous et nous avons retenu la leçon de ne jamais céder au découragement.
Oui, vos élèves, vos enfants vous pleurent à raison ! Nous pleurons notre Icone, notre Bibliothèque. Vous nous avez fait rêver, vous nous avez servi de modèle ! Qui de nous n’a pas voulu vous ressembler dans le domaine médical ? Nous vous promettons cher Maître, que la relève continuera le chemin jusqu’au bout pour que la médecine interne que vous avez tant enseignée, rayonne toujours dans notre pays.
Dear Sir, “you were good for us! You were the generation of good men, and, create leaders of our formative years”! You left a good legacy. May your Soul rest in perfect peace!
A maman Thérèse, votre épouse, qui a toujours eu pour nous, un accueil très maternel, nous témoignons notre compassion, de même pour votre fille, vos frères et sœur.
Professeur Madeleine NGANDEU pour la SOCAMI
Posted by Joshua Walinjom on March 8, 2019
EULOGY FOR Prof. WALINJOM MUNA FROM THE
NATIONAL CENTER OF DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION (NCDH)
YAOUNDE CENTRAL HOSPITAL.

Mrs. Therese Muna, Vanessa Muna, members of the Muna family, distinguished guests, what we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
Professor Muna, you are and shall forever be part of the NCDH.

When words are most empty, tears are most apt, for the NCDH has loosed its illustrious coordinator; a great master, a mighty physician and an incomparable teacher, a man after God's own heart, a great hero and an epitome of excellence.

Thousands of words have been written and spoken to describe this quintessence of astuteness and pinnacle of wisdom, but I must admit none of them is adequate enough to describe the embodiment of this mighty man of valor. 

You left us to join our brother Dr Alain Kamga. Great is our distress for grief is the Price of Love. It is so painful because the song is ended though the melody lingers on….
The NCDH mourns its emblematic founder, for the great Baobab has fallen.

Born of Elizabeth Muna and Honorable S.T. Muna, the former Vice President of Cameroon, trained at Washington State University and at the Osler Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore - USA, imagine the great privilege God gave us to learn and work at the NCDH with Pr Wali an extraordinary trailblazer. 

The unconditional love you had for your people and your burning desire to make the care for hypertensive and diabetic patients affordable, led to your creation of the NCDH.

You wanted the treatment of diabetes and hypertension to be at the reach of all, no matter their socio-economic class. 
As you always said; none should be left untreated because he lacks money.

You knew how to select the best healthcare professionals and bring out their utmost potential, inspiring them to devote themselves altruistically to the service of humanity.
Together with Prof Nouedoui and Prof Kingue you all thought us that;
the good physician treats the disease but the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.

Even in your last days when your vibrant strength was failing, you spent hours upon hours at night interpreting Holter ECGs. 
Your patients were your priority. They came first and you came last.

Professor, the patients are crying, the doctors are wailing … where is the great physician, where is our mentor, our champion, the lionheart, the great chevalier...?

You were awarded several medals of Honor, but no medal could ever really classify your supercalifragilisticexpialidocious worth.

Thank you Master for you taught us that what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, but it is the difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith. Now there is in store for you the crown.

YOUR LEGACY LIVES ON.
By
All the Doctors and Para-medical staff of the National Center of Diabetes and Hypertension (NCDH) Yaounde Central Hospital.

Compiled by Dr Joshua WALINJOM (MD).
Posted by Rose Yidmia Njinimbot on March 8, 2019
Cry not, but pray for his peaceful passage to the LORD. "The earth is no home to anyone, but a corridor to our final resting place in the hands if our creator. Uncle, your life with us was the candle light that would be difficult for us to estinct, but keep burning. My love to all who went before you.
Rest in Perfect Peace UNCLE,
I J M N.
his Life

HIS LIFE

Professor  WALINJOM FOMBAD TENJERICHA MUNA, MD, PhD, FACC

The Muna family is sad to announce the death of Professor Walinjom Fombad Tenjericha Muna, MD. Professor Muna died on Sunday morning, February 24, 2019.

Professor Walinjom Fombad Tenjericha Muna was a retired professor of cardiology and internal medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.

He was chairman of the board of the Daniel Mina Memorial Clinic.

Fifth of eight children of the Honorable Salomon Tendent Muna, former Prime Minister of Western Cameroon, Vice President of Cameroon and President of the National Assembly of Cameroon. He is survived by his wife Thérèse, an only child - his daughter - Vanessa, his grandson Humphrey, his sister and brothers, his nephews and nieces and other family members, and a beautiful family.

He received a BSc (Honors) and MA in Biochemistry from Washington State University in Pullman Washington in 1969. He then pursued a Ph.D. in Medicine (1973) and a PhD from the University of Washington. Seattle. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).

Professor Muna studied internal medicine at the Osler Service at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore (10974-1976) and cardiology at HLBI / NIH Bethesda Maryland USA (1976-1977) and at Yale-New University Hospital. -Haven (1977-1979).

He was chief of medicine and general director of the Yaoundé General Hospital from 1988 to 1996 and coordinator of the National Center for Hypertension and Diabetes.

Professor Muna has been President of the Cameroon Society of Cardiology and the Pan African Cardiology Society. He has also been a member of several international working groups for the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine (USA).

Professor Muna is a founding member of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences and President of its forum on public health. President of the National Epidemiology Committee of Cameroon for more than two decades, WHO expert and adviser on diseases Cardiovascular, he has participated in several local, regional, continental and international working groups and conferences on tobacco control.

He led the development of comprehensive anti-smoking legislation for Cameroon. Mr. Muna was Chair of the Tobacco Control Commission for Africa. He has been Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Chantal Biya International Research Center and current Chair of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on E-Health.

Professor Walinjom Fombad Tenjericha Muna was a knight, commander and grand officer of the Cameroon National Order of Valor and has received other local and international honors over the years.

Batonnier Bernard Muna,

On behalf of the Muna family

Recent stories

In God We Trust... RIP Uncle Wali.

Shared by Mimi Nkwepo on March 27, 2019

In life we must chose to believe and hold on to faith while trusting in God and his decisions and the timing of events in our lives. This weekend a great man will be laid to rest, a man l am proud to call my uncle. A man who was smart and humble. Popularly know in the family as the peace maker and known for his brain power by everyone who came across him in this life. Even with all the smart siblings he had, he was usulabeled the smartest in the family. Uncle Wali as we fondly call him will be missed by the entire community he served and some of the continent medical associations. We have lost a heavy weight in the medical field and a very loving and caring son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. Rest In Peace Our Angel Until We Meet Again...

TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR WALI FT. MUNA, MD, PhD, FACC.

Shared by Kate Tata on March 7, 2019

I had many teachers when growing up. Professor WaliMuna supported me as a father, a brother, and a teacher. He provided me with hope when I lost the will to hope. He uplifted me when I was down. He reassured me of my strengths when I doubted myself. He consoled me when I was sad. He gave me money when I was broke. And heinterpreted my dreams when nobody else could. This was my relationship with Dr. Wali Muna. The relationship was not only with me but those who got to know him. Mine was exceptional for he cared for me in words and deeds. I am who I say I am because of him and others in my life. He took my calls when teaching or in conferences and never once felt disturbed. He sacrificed for me to be who I say I am. He is gone but if there is life after death as he told me, then we shall be together again in heaven when I too take my last breath on earth.

Professor Wali Muna worked so hard to leave a legacy behind. I am a living example of his. Professor Wali was fascinated about his specialty as he discovered and produced many lifesaving protocols and healthcare management standards. Early on, he was fascinated by computer science for his very first computer project was designed in FORTRAN. The program took students’scores and computed the weighted grade to rank students. This was when very few people knew about Computer Science. He has been fascinated by Computers since then. As a young Computer Scientist who designed and implemented the first EMR in Cameroon, Professor Wali Muna provided me with the medical processes, which I translated into computer logic. We bonded through this symbiosis relationship.

My former hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard University Teaching hospital is staffed with world renown medical doctors. When he visited Boston, it seemed he was coming for a class reunion for many in my hospital knew him. Among  his school mates was The Senior Vice President, Dr. Stanley Lewis. “It is a small world,” Dr. Lewis said. Stanley shared some of their lives as Medical Students with me. He recalled Professor Wali wanting to play American football, which he did very successfully. He noted that Professor Wali wanted to try so many things but for their support and advice he settled his dreams on Medicine. They reconnected frequently in Geneva during conferences on Cardiology.

Professor Wali leaves behind a reach legacy of humanitarian work. We initiated a project called PATH SYSTEM to help the people of Cameroon. As a teacher, he writes to me:

“My Dear Thaddeus,

Excellent work! Before we continue I just want to beg that we do our homework at "home" and learn from past experience. I would strongly suggest that before you make any more contacts and plans we really STOP for a second and meet! We need to get it right this time. We cannotcontinue plan before we pre-plan. I want to suggest that we really plan and hold a large meeting with all who are potentially or remotely interested in this project before we move forward. We need to get everybody (at least those who want to come )  on board when the train is scheduled to move. There are those who delight in criticizing while the game is on or after it is over. Can we agree on a time , place and date of such meeting? Let us develop a working document that can be circulated and developed as an instrument to guide or help us in lobbying. It should also serve as a road map for future generations.......;.at least so we do not keep making the same mistake! I would suggest that you, Dr. Tata, the PCC Health Secretary and the current PATH leadership in Cameroon work on putting such a meeting in place as soon as possible! Today's  technology can permit a wide participation even for those not physically able to be present. It is just a suggestion! Peace!”

I live still in Boston, revisiting his visits in my dreams. He is gone but he works live forever. Thank you, Ni Wali MUNA.

Agwo Thaddeus Tata.

Boston, USA

Tribute to Professor Wali

Shared by Kate Tata on March 7, 2019

Many of  Ni  Wali’s visits  to Boston were exciting ones for me and my family. 

Once I  called Ni Wali to find out  what to prepare  for dinner. Ni Wali said something like, “Kate don’t cook. We are going to eat out”. I  loved that of him, as he was understanding and resolving problems proactively. 

When l was emotionally down, he would call and cheer me up.  He was there for me as my therapist, my supporter and healer. I miss him so much. 

It is written that, “the dead are more happier than those who are already alive” - Ecc. 4:2. He is smiling on all of us. 

May his soul Rest In Peace