MeetDR. Delon Human

Physician, Global Health Advocate, Founder of

Dr. Delon Human, M.B.Ch.B., M.Prax.Med, MFGP, DCH, MBA serves as President and CEO of Health Diplomats, a specialized health, nutrition and wellness consulting group operating worldwide. He has acted as adviser to three WHO Directors-General and to the UN Secretary-General on global public health strategies.


Up to 2014 he served as Secretary-General, CEO and Special Envoy to WHO / UN of the International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA), a group of leading food and non-alcoholic beverage companies with a global presence (including Unilever, Nestlé, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Ferrero, Mars, General Mills, Mondeléz and the Bel Group). He has served on the Board of Directors / Advisory Boards of selected health, wellness and medical diagnostics companies.

Up to 2005, Dr. Human served as secretary general of the World Medical Association (WMA), the global representative body for physicians. He was instrumental in the establishment of the World Health Professions Alliance, an alliance of the global representative bodies of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists and physical therapists and the revision of the Declaration of Helsinki (on research ethics).

He is a published author, international lecturer and health care consultant specializing in global health strategy, corporate and product transformation, harm reduction, access to healthcare and health communication. He was a clinician for two decades, part of the pediatric endocrinology research and diabetes unit at the John Radcliffe Hospital and was involved in the establishment of several medical centers, a hospital and emergency clinic in South Africa.

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.

Health Diplomats clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Nestlé, McDonald’s, PepsiCo, Nicoventures, ABInBev; foundations such as the IKEA Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, PepsiCo Foundation; governments such as Ireland, South Africa, Kuwait and Taiwan and NGOs such as the World Medical Association, World Dental Federation, International Food and Beverage Alliance (IFBA).