NCD Lead, Ministry of Health, Uganda
Dr. Gerald Mutungi is the current head of NCDs prevention and control program at Ministry of Health, Uganda. His roles include coordination of all efforts geared to prevent and control NCDs in the country. Dr.Mutungi is a medical doctor and a public health specialist having qualified with a Bachelor of Medicine and a bachelor surgery from Makerere University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
He also holds a Masters of Health Services Management of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Hehas worked both in public and private sectors. He is conversant with Uganda’s health system having worked as head of a sub district in Luwero district for over five years, deputized the District Health Officer for a year. He has headed different programs at the Ministry of Health headquarters including Nodding disease program, School Health and NCDs.
He worked with Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University before he joined the Ministry of Health. Dr.Mutungi has travelled extensively to contribute to global policies, guidelines and other documents for prevention and control of NCDs including monitoring. His research interest is in the area of NCDs, especially prevention and early detection.