Stella Anyangwe, MD, PhD, Medical Doctor, Epidemiologist and Global Health Expert, was Honorary Professor at the School of Health Systems and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, from 2014-2017. Prof Anyangwe lectured on Disaster Risk Management, Neglected Tropical Diseases and Social Determinants of Health. She also supervised PhD candidates.
Prof. Anyangwe retired from the World Health Organization in April 2013, after 17 years of service to the Organization, and served as WHO  Consultant till 2016.
From 1996 till April 2013, Prof. Anyangwe served WHO in various capacities. For 13 years (1998-2011) she was WHO Country Representative in four countries in the African Region (Seychelles, Mali, Zambia and South Africa), responsible for the coordination of WHO’s technical support to those Member States. Her last assignment in WHO (January 2012 - April 2013) was as the Programme Area Coordinator for Disaster Preparedness and Response in the African Region. Before going international, Prof Anyangwe was Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Community Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Yaounde, in Cameroon. Prior to obtaining her MPH (1986) and PhD (1990) degrees in Epidemiology at Tulane University, New Orleans, Prof. Anyangwe was a practicing physician (MD, 1977) and resident nephrologist in Cameroon.
Prof. Anyangwe’s main global health interests are disaster risk management, human resources for health, social determinants of health, neglected tropical diseases and geophagia.
Prof Anyangwe is continuing to serve the African continent and the world at large as pro bono member of international health NGOs. She is on the Health Programme Committee of the International Board of Amref Africa, the oldest health NGO in Africa (2015 till date). She was also Director for the African Region on the Board of Directors of the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) 2014-2019.
Rotarian Stella Anyangwe had been a Rotarian since 1995, and is presently a member of the Rotary Club of Pretoria West, District 9400 Region 5, the club she joined in October 2007. She’s a two-time Past President of the club (2014/15; 2016/17). In 1998, she became a Life Member of RFFA (Rotarians for Fighting AIDS), now called RFHA (Rotarians for Family Health and AIDS prevention), a Rotary Action Group. She became a Paul Harris Fellow in 2001, contributing towards education in honour of her mother, a devoted early child educator who died in 2000. Rotarian Stella has been a Rotary Club member in Zambia, Congo, Nigeria, Seychelles, Mali and South Africa.    
In Rotary, her passion has been Membership, especially of women into Rotary, and she has headed the Membership Committee in all the clubs in which she has been a member. She also served in the District 9400 Membership Committee in 2016/17.   She is presently Assistant Governor (AG) and DG Nominee (DGN).
Rotarian Stella is married to Prof Carl Anyangwe, an International Human Rights Lawyer and retired Rector of Walter Sisulu University, Butterworth Campus. They have two adult married children living in Europe.  
District Governor Elect