Stéphane Besançon is a biologist and nutritionist with specialised degrees in nutritional physiopathology and international development. He founded the international NGO Santé Diabète, became the Programme Director in 2003 and the CEO in 2009.
ONG Santé Diabète (SD) has set up numerous pilot schemes for the prevention and management of diabetes in Africa. Besancon’s work on health systems, chronic diseases, nutrition and diabetes in Africa has featured in many publications.
Together with Dr. Kaushik Ramaiya (vice president of the IDF) he has published a book entitled "Diabetes Africa" - devoted to the problematic of diabetes in Africa. He has also lent his expertise to a large number of reports for governments and international organisations.
Since 2015, he leads a weekly nutrition chronic on Radio France Internationale (RFI) in the broadcast "Priorité Santé" and a twitter account about nutrition but also of diabetes in Africa issues.@StephBesancon.