Winifride Mwebesa

Dr. Mwebesa is an OB/GYN with extensive experience in maternal/ reproductive health and family planning. In her current position Dr. Mwebesa provides technical assistance in the design, implementation and evaluation of Save the Children’s Maternal Newborn Health and Family Planning programs. Prior to joining Save the Children, Dr. Mwebesa served as Clinical Head and Principal Medical Officer in South Africa, where she managed the OB/GYN department at a provincial hospital and improved quality of care by implementing quality assurance strategies within the department. Dr. Mwebesa’s over 20 year career in the field of family planning and reproductive health demonstrates her commitment to promoting safe motherhood through both clinical work and technical assistance. She has worked in Belgium, South Africa, Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, Malawi, Bangladesh, Guinea, Mozambique and Rwanda. A native of Uganda, Dr Mwebesa, grew up in Belgium where she earned her M.D. and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels, Belgium. She received her Master of Public Health degree in Population and Reproductive Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Mwebesa has also received diplomas from The Liverpool School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Universite Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg for OB/GYN Ultrasound. She is fluent in English, French and several Ugandan languages and currently resides in the United States. Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}