The death of Prof Anthony Mbonye, former Director General of Health Services in the Ministry of Health has not only come out to be a shock to the government but to all Ugandans as well.
By the time of his death, Mbonye was a professor at the School of Public Health College of Health Science at Makerere University and the Ugandan Christian Unity in Mukono.
Having served as the Director General for the Health Services, Prof Mbonye was in charge of supervising all community and clinical programs in the Ministry of Health.
He is therefore credited for having provided technical leadership and conducted several strategic interventions to improve health service delivery in the country.
Prof Mbonye was also a member of the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM) in which he provided oversight for the implementation of Global Fund Grants to control HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB in Uganda among other roles he played in the country’s health system.
President Museveni has also come out and joined other several Ugandans, family, friends and relatives of the former Director of Health Services in the Ministry of Health, Prof Anthony Mbonye in mourning his death.
“I want to express condolences to our incoming Head of Civil Service, Lucy Nakyobe on account of the death of her husband, Dr Mbonye, his untimely death is a big disappointment to the country and all who know his work in the medical service, he still had a lot to contribute.” Said President Museveni on Sunday afternoon.