MSH Appoints Herbert Mugumya as Country Representative in Uganda
MEDFORD, Mass. — Global health NGO Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is pleased to welcome Mr. Herbert Mugumya as its new Country Representative in Uganda. Mr. Mugumya, who will be based in MSH's office in Kampala, has more than 24 years of hands-on experience in public health, having managed complex, multi-component U.S. government development projects in several countries. Mr. Mugumya is responsible for leading and coordinating all MSH efforts in Uganda by working in partnership with key in-country stakeholders and partner organizations.
"Our work in Uganda has been increasing in complexity and scope since we began operating there in 2004," said Vickie Barrow-Klein, MSH's Interim President and CEO. "We are delighted to welcome a highly skilled and experienced professional such as Herbert to guide and further strengthen our work in Uganda."
Before MSH, Mr. Mugumya worked for Africare, a US based International NGO, as the Chief of Party in Tanzania for almost seven years, and previously with the USAID Mission in Uganda as Senior Program Management Specialist for five years. Mr. Mugumya also worked for Save the Children, John Snow Inc., and CARE International in Uganda. He holds a bachelor's degree in Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA) from Makerere University, Kampala Uganda; a masters in Development Studies - Population and Development, from the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands; and a Post-Graduate Diploma in comprehensive HIV/AIDS program management, from Galilee Institute, Israel.
MSH's activities in Uganda range from strengthening the leadership and management skills of the country's Ministry of Public Health to increasing tuberculosis and HIV detection and treatment to training local NGOs on human resource management, information systems, performance-based financing, and supply chain management.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health by ensuring equitable access to health care for people most in need. For more than 40 years in over 150 countries, MSH has partnered with governments and communities to build strong, locally-led health systems that improve reproductive, maternal and child health, fight infectious disease, and control chronic illness. There are 12 million preventable deaths of the poorest and most vulnerable. MSH builds the right "systems for health" to help save millions of lives. MSH builds strong health systems that deliver everything it takes—people, money, medicine, information, and facilities—to prevent disease, treat illness, and empower people to lead healthier lives.
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