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December 08, 2016

YouBelong-Uganda announces the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha MBChB, MMed, MPH, as the Chair of its Board of Management, based in Kampala

 — Welcome to the Inaugural Chair of the Board of Management — 

YouBelong – Uganda

Monsignor David Cappo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive of YouBelong-Uganda welcomes the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha, as the inaugural chair of YouBelong-Uganda.

YouBelong-Uganda is both proud and honoured to announce the appointment of Dr Nathan Kenya-Mugisha MBChB, MMed, MPH, as the Chair of its Board of Management, based in Kampala. The appointment will commence on the 1st January 2017. Dr Kenya-Mugisha brings to the position a wealth of experience in the health sector in Uganda and in the Ministry of Health.

Dr Kenya-Mugisha is a distinguished Ugandan who offers wise counsel to many leaders in the Ugandan community. He is a paediatrician by profession. His career includes senior leadership roles, including that of Director Health Services (Clinical and Community Health Services) in the Ministry of Health, between 2007 to 2011. From this role he was called to act as Director General Health Services from February 2010 to October 2011 and as acting Permanent Secretary from February 2010 to July 2010.

He is presently the executive director of Walimu, a Uganda-based non-government organization aimed to minimize preventable deaths by using innovative approaches to improve the quality of care for severely ill patients in Ugandan hospitals. He also currently serves as the chair of the Uganda Health Care Federation and he is the immediate past president of the Uganda Medical Association.

Dr Kenya-Mugisha’s knowledge of the Ugandan health system also includes the national mental health system. In the early stages of his career, he held the position of medical officer at Uganda’s national referral mental hospital. His knowledge of the mental health system will be very important as the first programme of YouBelong-Uganda, called YouBelong HOME is designed to transition people out of the mental hospital and back to their families and communities, and to prevent relapse and return to hospital.

A proud Ugandan, a distinguished community leader, and a wise counsellor, YouBelong-Uganda gives a warm welcome to Dr Kenya-Mugisha.