Dr. Delon Human, M.B.Ch.B., M.Prax.Med, MFGP, DCH, MBA is a recognized global health leader, published author, lecturer and healthcare consultant specializing in global health strategy, corporate and product transformation, harm reduction, access to healthcare and health communication. He is president of Health Diplomats, a specialized health, nutrition and wellness consulting group operating worldwide with clients including Fortune 500 companies, foundations, governments and NGOs such as the World Medical Association, World Dental Federation and the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA).
He has acted as adviser to the WHO Director-General and to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon. Until 2014, he served as Secretary-General and Special Envoy to WHO / UN of the International Food and Beverage Alliance, a group of leading food and non-alcoholic beverage companies with a global presence. For eight years, Dr. Human was secretary general of the World Medical Association (WMA) where he worked closely with the American Medical Association, WHO and FDA leadership involved in research ethics. He was instrumental in the establishment of the World Health Professions Alliance. In 2006 he was elected Secretary-General of the Africa Medical Association (AfMA). He is a fellow of the Russian and Romanian Academies of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Human was a clinician for two decades, part of the pediatric endocrinology research unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and was involved in the establishment of several medical centers, a hospital and an emergency clinic in South Africa. Concurrently, he established a healthcare insurance company, Human Health Care, which provided strategic planning, medical audits and consumer care services to around 250,000 insured clients of several health funds. Dr. Human qualified as a physician in South Africa and completed his postgraduate studies in family medicine and child health in South Africa and Oxford, England. His business studies (MBA) were completed at the Edinburgh Business School.