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Who is Dr Rosemary Byanyima, the new Mulago Hospital Executive Director

Dr. Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima is the new Executive Director of Mulago National Referral Hospital.

Kampala, (UG):- President Yoweri K Museveni has appointed Dr Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima as the substantive Executive Director of Mulago Hospital replacing Dr Baterana Byarugana who was interdicted two years ago.

Mulago Hospital administrator, Mr David Nuwamanya confirmed the development on Saturday, April 20, saying Dr Byanyima’s appointment followed “the advice of the Health Service Commission.”

Dr Byanyima was serving as ED in an acting capacity since the interdiction of her predecessor Dr Baterana Byarugaba who was ‘sacked’ over the alleged abuse of funds with over 30 billion shillings not accounted for in space two years before his ousting. Previously, She was deputy director of the national referral hospital.

A seasoned consultant radiologist, she has been a leading figure in Uganda’s medical landscape, dedicating over three decades of service to the field, with the vast majority of her career spent at Mulago Hospital.

Dr Kusaba has been serving in acting capacity as the head of the national hospital since last year.

During her tenure as Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Byanyima spearheaded numerous initiatives aimed at improving the operational efficiency and patient care quality at Mulago.

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Her role was crucial during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, where under her leadership, Mulago Hospital treated and discharged all admitted COVID-19 patients a testament to the effective management and medical prowess of her team.

Educationally, Dr. Byanyima is highly qualified, holding an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI), complementing her extensive medical training.

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In the two years as Mulago acting ED, one of the milestones at the national referral hospital has been a successful kidney transplant at the facility, the first in the country.

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