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Lydia Mulwanyi-Mukombe

International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW) East Africa - 2012 Fellow

Lydia holds a bachelor’s degree in community psychology and is pursuing an MSc. in population and reproductive health from Makerere University. She has a wealth of expertise and experience in community health-related program planning and implementation, management, participatory monitoring and evaluation. She has acquired this over 6 years working in non-governmental organisations and in partnership with regional and international agencies. Her areas of specialization include adolescent sexual reproductive health, life skills development, child health and counseling, HIV/AIDS education, health rights awareness and advocacy, community engagement in health and research through health literacy. Her advocacy experiences have been directed towards universal access to HIV treatment, increased funding for reproductive health supplies and the promotion and protection of the right to health in Uganda.

Most recently, she worked as Program Manager at HEPS-Uganda. She enjoys church activities, singing and listening to Christian music, dancing, social related activities, playing volleyball and table tennis.

Recently, Lydia presented her advocacy on hormonal contraceptives and HIV risk to Ugandan service providers. Take a look.

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