Å Aunkh Khem S’Maã Chabalala – PhD, MPH, MSc
Aunkh is a Medical Natural Scientist, an initiated African Medicine Practitioner and Infectious Diseases Epidemiologist. He is the founder of the Amen-Ra Institute and Infinite Earth, whose objectives are to restore Afrikan sciences of consciousness and healthcare systems, respectively. His reason for existence is total commitment to serving life; through sharing Kushite-Kemetic (Nile Valley) and iSi-Ntu knowledge-systems, cosmologies, meditation techniques, initiatory wisdom teachings, martial and healing arts. His core priority is in the practical application of research findings for systems development, Afro-Futuristic strategic innovation, entrepreneurship and socio-economic beneficiation of knowledge.
He is the current Director of the South African Indigenous Knowledge-Based Technology Innovation at the National Department Science and Innovation. He is the creator of the uBu-Ntu-Based Bio-Innovation Model, used in mainstreaming research and innovation of Afrikan Scientific Knowledge Systems for proprietary natural-medicinal product development. He currently serves as the International Guest Professor at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. He is also a member and consultant to several high-level local and international organisations (AU, WHO-AFRO, BRICS); and travels the world giving lectures, facilitating workshops, and leading research missions, e.g. in Egypt, China, USA, India, Switzerland, Brazil, Angola, New Zealand, Japan, Senegal, Jamaica, Kenya, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, etc.
His PhD (Da Vinci University, RSA) research was on interfacing Afrikan indigenous knowledge systems management within emerging technology innovation, especially health. His passion is in restoring the timeless wisdoms of the ancients, while mainstreaming these with other science fields like quantum physics, psychobiology, genetics, agriculture, entrepreneurship, archaea-astronomy, etc. He holds Master’s degrees in Science (University of Pretoria, RSA), and in International Public Health (Tsinghua University, PRC), specialising in infectious diseases epidemiology and global health. He also holds several certificates in research methodologies, science diplomacy, intellectual property rights including science, technology and innovation systems. He studied martial arts, e.g., Shaolin Temple Kung-Fu, Wudang Wushu, Chang Jia Quan and Kalaripayathu in Azania, China and South India.
A Pan-Africanist at heart, and an initiate in both the Kushite-Kemetic (Ausarian and Ra Systems) and iSi-Ntu Sacred Systems of Azania as an Inyanga-Sangoma. He has successfully systematised the long-lost High-Pantheon of aMathongo or High-Archetypes of NTU, which have direct correspondences to those of the Nile Valley and other Afrikan cosmologies – according to his Tsonga-Swati-Nguni and Nzau ageless cultures and lineages. He has been teaching the Timeless Kushite-Kemetic and Ageless iSi-Ntu Quantum-Cosmologies, medical science, technology innovation, African indigenous knowledge systems, meditation systems, medical Qi Gong (Kung-Fu) and Afrikan initiatory processes for over fifteen years.
He is an Afro-Futurist, totally committed to the development of Afrika and all indigenous knowledge holding nations of the world. Early in his professional life, he worked as Laboratory Technician and Lecturer in Medical and Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Limpopo. He also worked as Junior Scientist at the South African Medical Research Council, mainly in reproductive, sexual and urban health sectors. He later served as the Deputy Director-Medical Natural Scientist in the Tuberculosis Control Programme, Health Systems Research, Epidemiology, and Communicable Disease Control Directorates of the National Department of Health.
He was the World Health Organisation (WHO) Focal Point for Integrated Disease Surveillance, Epidemic Preparedness and Response, after completing WHO-University of Nairobi Fellowship Programme in Applied Epidemiology in Kenya, East Afrika. As a Afro-Futurist, he has led teams that developed policy guidelines, curriculum and published on infectious diseases like Covid-19, cholera, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, medical cosmology, bio-economy and African indigenous knowledge systems.