Prof. Anthony Mbonye

Makerere University

Professor Anthony Mbonye is a Professor at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University; and Uganda Christian University. He has a broad background in medicine and public health with expertise in malaria, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, infectious diseases control; healthy systems, policy development and programming. Previously he was Director General Health Services supervising all community and clinical programs in the Ministry of Health. Over time, he provided technical leadership and concluded a package of strategic interventions to improve health service delivery in Uganda. As Director of Health Services, he was a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) providing oversight for the implementation of Global Fund Grants to control of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB in Uganda. As a Commissioner of Health Services and later as Director of Health Services, he coordinated multiple development partners in the delivery of  the Reproductive Health services; and spearheaded several innovations and strategies that improved access to sexual and reproductive health services with reduced fertility, increased access to contraception and adolescent health services; and reduction in maternal mortality in Uganda.