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Nakyobe did everything to support him! Museveni mourns Prof. Anthony Mbonye

Prof Anthony Mbonye has been a Professor at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University; and Uganda Christian University (PHOTO /Courtesy)

President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to the fallen medical guru,  Professor Anthony Mbonye.

The former Ministry of Health Director General of Health Services, aged 58 years, succumbed to cancer on Sunday morning.

Museveni expressed profound sandiness that Professor Mbonye had died at early age.

His (Prof Mbonye) untimely death is a big disappointment for the country and all who know his work in the medical service”, the President wrote on Twitter.

He said Mbonye had a lot to contribute.

Prof. Mbonye was also husband to former State House Comptroller and in-coming head of Public Service, Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye.

Museveni also expressed condolences to Ms. Nakyobe on account of the death of her husband.

“I salute Lucy Nakyobe because she did everything possible to support him during the time of his sickness”

“She was always briefing me. May his soul rest in external peace”.

Prof Anthony Mbonye was a Ugandan doctor, author and Professor at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.

Prior to this, he was Acting Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health, Uganda from 2016 to 2017.

Born in Rwenkobwa, Ibanda District, Western Uganda, and a graduate of Makerere University and The University of Liverpool, UK, Prof Mbonye has authored numerous books in his medical career.

He was Assistant Commissioner of Health Services-Reproductive Health from 2002 to 2008.

During this time, he ranked No. 23 among the most important Ugandans in a survey carried out by the Monitor, the most popular newspaper for demonstrating leadership in promoting maternal health and carrying out research to improve public health in Uganda.

In December 2011, he ranked the best health worker in Uganda for leadership in fighting Ebola Epidemic and Yellow Fever and was also awarded the Uganda Medical Association’s Order of Merit in honour of a distinguished carrier to promote maternal health in Uganda in 2009.

He was awarded the distinguished Golden Independence Jubilee Medal for leading promotion of maternal health and control of Ebola in Uganda in 2015.

PROF ANTHONY MBONYE’S EDUCATION
Anthony Mbonye studied his early school and high school in Uganda and went on to graduate as a medical doctor from Makerere University in 1986.

He did masters in public health from The University of Liverpool, UK and PHD on malaria in pregnancy from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

He also studied from The Royal College of Physicians (UK) where he did public health.

ARTICLES, BOOKS, MEDIA POSTS BY PRO. ANTHONY MBONYE
Prof Mbonye has written many articles in peer-reviewed journals and Three books about Health and social economics.

In July 2017 he was awarded the distinguished Merge Horn Award by the USAID Department of Reproductive Health for ground breaking research on introducing injectable contraceptives at a community level in Uganda

He was also awarded the distinguished Golden Independence Jubilee Medal for leading promotion of maternal health and control of Ebola in Uganda.

Awards and honors

In May 2009; he was awarded the Uganda Medical Association’s Order of Merit in honour of a distinguished carrier to promote maternal health in Uganda.

In December 2011; he was ranked the best health worker in Uganda for leadership in fighting Ebola Epidemic and Yellow Fever.

In October 2007; he was ranked No. 23 among the most important Ugandans in a survey carried out by the Daily Monitor, the most popular newspaper for demonstrating leadership in promoting maternal health and carrying out research to improve public health in Uganda.

Books

Know Your Lineage : Abageyo of the Bagesera Clan ISBN 978-9970-9922-0-1
Uganda’s Health Sector Through Turbulent Politics (1958-2018) ISBN 978-9970-9922-2-5
The History of Rwenkobwa Town ISBN 978-9970-9922-1-8

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