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Dr Jotham Musinguzi to Head National Medical Stores Board

Dr Musinguzi, who currently serves as Director General the National Population Council NPC, will lead a board of 15 members, among them former health minister Dr Christine Ondoa, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo the head of the National Drug Authority Board, Laban Mulamuko and Beatrice Amongi Lagada.

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Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr Jotham Musinguzi, as the new Chairman of the board of directors at National Medical Stores (NMS). The public health physician now replaces Dr Phillip Byaruhanga who has been at the helm of the NMS board since 2015.

Dr Musinguzi, who currently serves as Director General the National Population Council (NPC), will lead a board of 15 members, among them former health minister Dr Christine Ondoa, Dr Medard Bitekyerezo the head of the National Drug Authority Board,  Laban Mulamuko and Beatrice Amongi Lagada.

The other members of the board include Dr Samuel Orochi Orach, Dr Hanifah Namaala, Justinian Niwagaba, Kenneth Paul Omoding, Kate Nalukenge, Dr Richard Mugahi, Naomi Kibaaju, Emmanuel Osuna, Shaban Abdullah and Dr Timothy Musila.

These were vetted and approved during a cabinet meeting held on Monday at State House Entebbe.

Musinguzi is well-known for his involvement in negotiations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and also the preparations for the Maputo Plan of Action, which was adopted by the African Union in 2006.

National Medical Stores was established as a statutory corporation in 1993, with a mandate to procure, store and distribute essential medicines and other medical supplies to public health facilities. The role of the board is to oversee the operations of NMS in executing its duties.

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