Kampala – A renowned Makerere University School of Public Health don, Prof. Anthony Kabanza Mbonye has breathed his last.
The former Ministry of Health Director of General Health Service was husband to the blue-eyed Outgoing State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe.
Nakyobe was recently appointed the new head of Public Service and Secretary to Cabinet in a reshuffle announced Thursday July 15
Prof. Mbonye passing was confirmed by a Tweet posted by President Museveni’s Senior Press Secretary, Linda Nabusayi on Sunday.
“The SH Comptroller Ms. Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye with deep sorrow announces the death of her dear husband Prof. Anthony Kabanza Mbonye this morning. He was Prof. at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, MUK & UCU and former Director General Health Services,” read a tweet on Nabusayi’s official social media.
Reports reaching this site indicate that Prof. Mbonye passed on Sunday Morning July 25.
However, Nabusayi did not disclose the fallen don’s cause of death.
About Prof. Anthony Mbonye
Professor Anthony Mbonye is a Professor at the School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University; and Uganda Christian University.
He boasted of 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.
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