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Minister of health in Uganda Stephen Mallinga

Stephen Oscar Mallinga is a Ugandan minister of health from 2006. Physician and politician. He is the current Minister of Health. He is also the Member of Parliament (MP), representing the Butebo County Constituency, in Pallisa District, in the Uganda Parliament.
He was born in Pallisa District on 17 November 1943. He holds the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) degree from the University of East Africa. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a Fellow of the International College of Surgeons.
Between 1973 and 1977, he served as a Consultant at Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. From 1978 until 1985, he served as the Chairperson, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jackson Park Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He then served as a consultant at Ingalls Memorial Hospital, in Harvey, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. In 1996, Dr. Mallinga returned to Uganda and entered politics. He was elected Member of Parliament for Butebo County, in Pallisa District, in 1996, a position he has held up to today. He was appointed Minister of Health in 2006.
Dr. Mallinga is married. He belongs to the National Resistance Movement political party.


1.Mb Ch B (EA) Md Fellow of The American College of Surgeons
2. Ob/Gyn, Fellow of the International College of Surgeons
Employment record:

1.MP (1996-2001)
2. Consultant,ingalls Memorial Hospital - USA (1985-1995)
3. Chairperson,Dept.of Ob/gyn, Jackson Park Hospital - USA (1978-1985)
4. Consultant, Cook County Hospital - USA (1973-1977)


Stephen Mallinga minister of health in Uganda

Uganda starts swine flu screening By Anthony Bugembe 30th April, 2009

THE national swine flu taskforce has started screening all people entering Uganda to prevent the virus from coming into the country.
All entrants are expected to fill a form at all entry points indicating whether they have been to any of the areas affected by swine flu. We also ask them to give us the contacts of where they will be staying, said health minister Stephen Mallinga.

Entebbe and Mulago hospitals have been designated as case management centres should the virus hit Uganda. We have also alerted all district health and veterinary officers and other stakeholders, said Mallinga, adding that there is no vaccine for the virus. The minister was addressing journalists at the Media Centre yesterday. He was flanked by Joaquim Saweka, the country representative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), the chairperson of the national swine flu taskforce, Sam Okware and his deputy, Nicholas Kauta, as well as officials from FAO and the Uganda Virus Research Institute. Mallinga asserted that the country was well prepared for an eventual outbreak. We have a residual stock of lab products from what we had imported for avian flu. WHO is helping us to source for more to add onto the 1,000 doses of Tamiflu tablets we have, he said.

He advised people who had recently travelled abroad and displayed symptoms associated with swine flu to report to the nearest health facility. Suspected cases should rest, take fluids in plenty and cover their nose and mouth with a handkerchief or a disposable tissue when coughing or sneezing. Although WHO has raised the alert from phase 4 to phase 5, it has advised against restriction of travel or closure of borders. Mallinga urged people to eat pork that is well cooked. It should be prepared at a temperature of more than 700C. Avoid kiosks along the roads that have meat which is not well prepared. Officials of the Uganda Virus Research Institute said testing kits would arrive in one week. In the meantime, the country is relying on kits that were stocked for bird flu.

Swine flu is contracted from contact with infected pigs and passed on from person-to-person through contact with already infected people. Symptoms include fever, body weakness, appetite loss, cough and sore throat. If not managed, the illness could progress into severe pneumonia and death. WHO representative Saweka said the speed at which the virus is spreading is worrying. In less than a week, it has spread to at least 12 countries where cases have been confirmed, and possibly another 15 countries which has suspected cases. The countries range from the US, Canada and Peru over Europe to Israel, South Korea and New Zealand. There are two unconfirmed cases in South Africa. Meanwhile, the Africa desk of WHO has announced it is undertaking a strategic pre-positioning of stockpiles of the antiviral drug Tamiflu and personal protective equipment throughout the region. It is also mapping laboratory and human resources capability at country and regional levels to enable rapid response to any suspected outbreaks.

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was born 27 Aug 1954
Political Affiliation
Employment History
National Chairman, Uganda Importers, Exporters and Traders Association (10,000 members)
Chairman, Uganda Air Operators Association
Chairman, MotorSport Africa Club
Chairman, Uganda Rwanda Friendship Association
Ag. Chairman of Chairmen of the National District Movement Committees
Chairman, Soroti District Movement Committee
Chairman, Intelligence sub-committee of Parliament
Chairman, Bugolobi RC II
Chief Commissioner, Uganda Scouts Association (over 20,000 members)
Vice Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on National Economy
Vice Chairman, Butabika Hospital Management Board
Vice Chairman, Nakawa Division RC III
Vice Chairman, Uganda Motor club
Director, Automobile Association of Uganda
Councilor, Kampala City Council
Uganda Tourist Association
Member Burundi Peace Initiative
Member, Presidential Advisory Committee (Elections)
Member, Presidential and Foreign Affairs Committee
Instructor / Lecturer - East African Civil Flying Academy, Soroti Uganda
Pilot - East African Civil Flying Academy, Soroti Uganda
C. E. O. / Managing Director - Speedbird Group of Companies
Chairman / C.E.O. - United Airlines (U) Ltd.
Chairman / C.E.O. - Air Uganda International Ltd.
National Airline Company, International Passenger / Cargo Services
Chairman / C.E.O. - Soroti Hotel Ltd.
Chairman - Riham Biscuits (U) Ltd. - Largest biscuit manufacturers company in Uganda
Chairman - Princess Diana Memorial Hospital Project
Chairman - Voice of Teso Ltd
Director - Biplous (U) Ltd.
Coordinator - Centre for Strategic Studies, specialist in Great Lakes Region, Sub-Saharan Region, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania

map of Uganda regions

Uganda is divided into 80 districts across four administrative regions. Most districts are named after their main commercial and administrative towns. Eleven new districts came into being on 1 July 2006. Each district is further divided into sub-districts, counties, sub-counties, parishes and villages. The head elected official in a district is the Chairperson of the Local Council V. Below are population figures from the 2002 Census. County data was used to determine figures for the districts created or altered since 1 July 2005.

Central Region
Map District pop.
27 Kalangala 34,766
29 Kampala 1,189,142
36 Kayunga 294,613
38 Kiboga 229,472
48 Luwero 341,317
(70) Lyantonde 66,039
51 Masaka 770,662
56 Mityana 266,108
59 Mpigi 407,790
60 Mubende 423,422
61 Mukono 795,393
63 Nakaseke 137,278
64 Nakasongola 127,064
(70) Rakai 404,326
72 Sembabule 180,045
76 Wakiso 907,988
Eastern Region
Map District pop.
4 Amuria 180,022
7 Budaka 136,489
(49) Bududa 123,103
8 Bugiri 412,395
(45) Bukedea 122,433
9 Bukwa 48,952
13 Busia 225,008
15 Butaleja 157,489
20 Iganga 540,999
21 Jinja 387,573
25 Kaberamaido 131,650
28 Kaliro 154,667
30 Kamuli 552,665
33 Kapchorwa 141,439
35 Katakwi 118,928
(45) Kumi 267,232
(49) Manafwa 262,566
53 Mayuge 324,674
54 Mbale 332,571
14 Namutumba 167,691
69 Pallisa 384,089
73 Sironko 283,092
74 Soroti 369,789
75 Tororo 379,399
Northern Region
Map District pop.
1 Abim 51,903
2 Adjumani 202,290
3 Amolatar 96,189
39 Amuru 176,733
5 Apac 415,578
6 Arua 402,671
16 Dokolo 129,385
17 Gulu 298,527
22 Kaabong 202,757
42 Kitgum 282,375
43 Koboko 129,148
44 Kotido 122,442
47 Lira 515,666
50 Maracha-Terego 302,109
57 Moroto 189,940
58 Moyo 194,778
62 Nakapiripirit 154,494
65 Nebbi 435,360
67 Oyam 268,415
68 Pader 326,338
77 Yumbe 251,784
Western Region
Map District pop.
10 Bulisa 63,363
11 Bundibugyo 209,978
12 Bushenyi 731,392
18 Hoima 343,618
19 Ibanda 198,635
26 Isingiro 316,025
23 Kabale 458,318
24 Kabarole 356,914
31 Kamwenge 263,730
32 Kanungu 204,732
34 Kasese 523,033
37 Kibale 405,882
40 Kiruhura 212,219
41 Kisoro 220,312
46 Kyenjojo 377,171
52 Masindi 396,127
55 Mbarara 361,477
66 Ntungamo 379,987
71 Rukungiri 275,162
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