Meet UNICEF's Representative in Uganda

Dr. Doreen Mulenga (MD, MPH)

UNICEF Representative in Uganda
UNICEF Uganda/2019/Kalungi

Dr. Doreen Mulenga is the UNICEF Representative in Uganda. She took up her position on 06 October, 2017.  

She is a Zambian national, a public health physician with over 25 years’ experience that includes clinical work, primary health care, national and international public health as well as senior leadership positions with UNICEF and government in Zambia, Botswana, Nigeria, USA, Denmark and Jordan.

Dr. Mulenga joined UNICEF in 1996 and has since served in various capacities. In addition to the positions of Deputy Regional Director for UNICEF Middle East and North Africa based in Amman, Jordan, Deputy Director in the UNICEF Supply Division in Copenhagen and Representative in Botswana, Dr. Mulenga also served as a Senior Advisor on HIV/AIDS in New York, Senior Project Officer on HIV/AIDS and Child Protection in Abuja, Nigeria, Project Officer for HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) in New York and Project Officer for Basic Services (Maternal and Adolescent Health) in Lusaka, Zambia. 

Prior to joining UNICEF, Dr Mulenga was the Deputy Manager for the National HIV/AIDS/TB/STD programme in the Ministry of Health of Zambia where she was responsible for coordinating the planning, and management of the national response.

She received her Medical Degree from the University of Zambia in 1988 and a Master’s in Public Health from University of Wollongong (Australia) in 1993.